General Info

Be prepared to experience new obstacles as well as the favorites from previous Dash events!

We are excited to bring back Team Spirit Awards and Top Fundraising Awards. Central Flock will return with activities, live DJ, food and more! Team Nest spots will be available and don't forget about the Duck-o-Rating Contest!

You don’t want to miss out on all the fun, so join us and help the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation raise funds that will support brain tumor research, provide post-secondary academic scholarships and programs that support patients and caregivers diagnosed with a brain tumor. Together we are Voices of Hope and will succeed in finding a cure for brain tumors!

The Muddy Duck Dash will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the University of North Georgia- Gainesville Campus. This event is a family friendly, fun and easy to moderate 3.1 mile mud/obstacle style race and includes new obstacles as well as fan favorites including our 125 foot bubble water slide, creek runs, mud pit and more!

Held rain or shine, this event is slated to attract more than 1,000 participants. At 7:00 am, the FUN kicks off with Registration opening, the Duck-o-Rating Table gets ‘quackin and the Team Nest Decorating Begins!

Returning this year, CENTRAL FLOCK, a dedicated area with food trucks offering food for purchase, a place for individuals and teams to meet up and hang out in their Team Nests, and a place for sponsors to interact with participants! We will have a DJ, games, and the duck-o-rating contest.... and more!

So, what does the Rubber Duck Mean?
All race participants will be provided a rubber duck as part of their race packet. The challenge is to keep up the duck with you at all times during the dash. We joke that your rubber duck is racing – you are just getting it to the finish line! Your duck can only complete the course on your person. Take care of your duck, love it, care for it, and help it get to the finish line! It must be safely in your possession at all times! Make your duck proud!

Did you know that we LOVE Kids?
Kids are welcome to register for the 5K (approx 3.1 mile) Dash. If the parents feel they are capable – age does not limit anyone from the Muddy Duck Dash. However, we also offer a shorter, approximately 1.1 mile, course. Duckling Dash to encourage youth fitness and family activity. Please note: If you plan to participate in the 5k Dash, please choose a starting wave for you that allows you to finish prior to the Duckling Dash warm-up at 10:45am so you can assist your child.

INFO YOU SHOULD KNOW!

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022

7:00 AM:  The FUN kicks off with Registration Opening, the Duck-o-Rating Table gets ‘quackin and the Team Nest Decorating Begins in Central Flock!

7:45 AM: DJ Warm Up

8:00 AM: First Heat Begins!

Address: University of North Georgia (UNG)
3820 Mundy Mill Road
Oakwood, GA 30566 (off 985 exit 16)

Parking: Parking for the event will be in Parking Deck 1 and surrounding open lots. Registration and Volunteer Parking is in Lot V and the Duck Dash start and finish lines will be near Lot’s V and U. Visit the Directions and Parking for more information.

Packet Pick Up: You may pick up your individual or team packets from noon- 6:00 pm on Friday, April 22nd or on the morning of the event, April 23rd starting at 7am. Packet Pick Up is located in Lot V. (Directions). Look for signs to direct you.

On Site & Dash Day Registration:
In person on-site registration takes place the day before and the morning of the Muddy Duck Dash. Registration both days will be located in Lot V
On-Site Registration is open from noon-6pm on April 22nd and starting at 7:00 am on April 23rd, Dash Day. (Directions)

Please see our policies page for full SBTF policies.

Registration Fees for the 5K Dash:

Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome to participate in the full 5k Dash. This price includes one Dash registration, a yellow rubber duck, a finishing medal and a Dash t-shirt. Your shirt size is only guaranteed if you register on or before April 8, 2022.

  • $50 on or before April 8, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
  • $60 from April 9 til April 21, 2022
  • $75 at event, April 22 - April 23, 2022

Start Times/Wave Assignments: You can choose your wave during the registration process. The earlier you sign up, the better your chances of the wave you want. Wave start times every 10 minutes starting at 8:00am until 10:40 am.
Please note: the waves will be closely monitored by the designated colored wristbands issued for each wave. This is to ensure that we have a balanced number of race participants in each wave, so everyone can enjoy the race!

Duckling Dash: Approximately 1.1 Mile Dash
Open to ducklings under the age of eight, but we are happy to welcome any age if their ability does not fit our 5k Dash. The Duckling Dash is a shorter length of the 5k obstacle-style course and is approximately 1.1 miles long. It includes several obstacles which appear in the full course including the 125ft bubble slide. This price includes one Dash registration, a mini yellow rubber duck, a finishing medal and a Dash t-shirt. Your shirt size is only guaranteed if you register on or before April 8, 2022.

  • $40 on or before April 8, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
  • $50 from April 9 til April 21, 2022
  • $65 at event, April 22 - April 23, 2022

The Duckling Dash will begin at approximately 11:00 as the final heat! Please Note: The Duckling Dash will begin at approximately 11:00 as the final heat! Those who wish to accompany their child through the Duckling Dash course and plan to participate in the 5K Dash, please choose a starting wave time that will allow you to finish your event prior to the Duckling Dash warm-up activity which begins at approximately 10:45am. Any adult accompanying one of our Duckling Dash registrants are not required to register for the Duckling Dash. If you are not participating in the 5K Dash, but wish to accompany a Duckling, please stop by the Registration table prior to the start of the Dash to sign a Duckling Dash waiver. You do not need to sign a waiver for the Duckling Dash if you registered for the 5K.