What is it?

A run/walk put on by Duck fans for Duck fans!

The Dirty Duck is a 5K Fan Run/Walk and a cross between being a Duck fanatic and other popular color runs, plus MORE.

Late registration and warm up begins at 8a.m.

TIME: 5K First Heat Starts at 10:00am at the U of O Rec Center (1320 E. 15th Ave. Eugene, OR), Post-Race Tailgater at the Wild Duck (1419 Villard St. Eugene, OR) at 11:30am.

Expect to leave with an overwhelming sense of Duck-ness.

Remember, what happens at The Dirty Duck, stays at The Dirty Duck.

Expect the Fan-Run celebrations to go on rain or shine. Remember, it never rains at Autzen, and it never rains at the Dirty Duck (Maybe).


***First heat starts at 10:00am at the U of O Rec Center (1320 E. 15th Ave. Eugene, OR).

Additional heat times:  10:10 am, 10:20 am, 10:30 am, 10:40 am and 10:50 am.  Each heat is full at 250 participants.  Once these six heats are full, we will open up another heat.  Each additional heat goes off every 10 minutes.  Max capacity is 2,500 participants.



What is The Dirty Duck Fan Run?

From the moment you step on the course, you will certainly notice an Oregon FANCORE element to The Dirty Duck. Everywhere you turn you will see Oregon Duck fanatics dressed head-to-toe in their most outrageous Duck garb.


Ever wanted to look like a duck?  Here’s your chance.  There will be multiple “duck stations” along the 3.1 mile course.  Duck stations include:

  • Feathering: White, green and yellow feathers of course!
  • Four Color Explosion Stations:  Only green and yellow (Made in the USA, High Quality, Vibrant Colors, Designed Not to Stain, 100% Safe and Non-Toxic, Biodegradable)!
  • Grand Finale:  We will see you at the finish line!


Our course starts at the U of O Rec Center and finishes at the Wild Duck!  Start the fun as fast or as slow as you want. Run or walk through our course and “Duck Stations”—experience it all at The Dirty Duck. Don’t be surprised if at ANY point along the course you are suddenly smattered or doused with green and yellow color explosions or showered with furry feathers. It’s been known to be a little dirty and just a bit murky (hint hint) on The Dirty Duck trail so be sure to dress appropriately. WHITE SHIRTS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

There will be two water stations throughout the course—gotta stay hydrated! Also, we will have a delicious spread waiting for you at our feed station at the finish.  By delicious spread we mean bananas, bagels, chocolate milk and doughnut holes; did you really think we meant filet mignon?

We can’t tell you all of our dirty little secrets, but we can promise you will get a little dirty and a whole lot of colored (green and yellow obviously). You’ll just have to show up and see what else we have in store for Oregon’s most hard-core Fan Run.  Remember, what happens at the Dirty Duck, stays at the Dirty Duck…Shhh.

-A DUCKED-out time!

-Fantastic Duck themed after party!
-Dirty Duck race bib.

-Post-race Snacks.
-$15 tech shirt (available for purchase when you register).


Packet Pick-up will be at Sports Authority at the Valley River Center Mall on Thursday, October 22nd from 12:00pm – 6pm AND Saturday, October 24th from 8:00am-9:30am at the starting line.  If for whatever reason you are not able to pick up your packet on Thursday, you can pick it up the day of the race on Saturday.  You may also have a friend/family member pick up your packet, bib and t-shirt for you.

***DO NOT BRING YOUR CELL PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES!!  The Dirty Duck 5K is NOT responsible for your cell phones or other electronics.  The colored powder can ruin these devices.  If you must bring your cell phone, please put them in a sealed ZIP LOCK baggie or LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR!***

**Parking is very limited so please car pool.  Parking will be anywhere around campus that you can find a spot (not on the course). Course map is available under the “Location” tab.

**For questions please email: thedirtyduck5k@gmail.com or call: 503-593-6276


**Last day to register will be day of on Saturday, October 24th from 8:00am-9:00am. Day of registration limited to the first 100 participants.  Closes at 9:00am on the duck bill.