What to Expect:

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:

  • One Feathering Station: Green, yellow and white 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!



Loyal Duck Registration:  $20 10/24/15 – 10/31/15

Adult Registration: $39 11/01/15 – 10/14/16

Day of Registration: $45 10/15/16

Kids 6-14 Years: $15

Kids 5 and under and strollers: FREE



***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.

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.


Let’s keep the party going!  An all ducked-out tailgater will be held starting at the Wild Duck Cafe Wild Duck  Wild Duck (1419 Villard St. Eugene, OR) starting at 11:30am and going until the Dirty Duck wraps up its final heat.  You are sure to have fun with The Duck, Oregon Marching Band, U of O Cheerleaders, food and drink specials, music, prizes and more!  EVERYONE is INVITED!

*Lucky Duck Giveaway will begin at around 12:00pm

*Ducked-out Costume Contest will begin at around 12:30pm


Rules & Safety/Guidelines:

•The following rules and guidelines are intended to help create a fun and safe event for all participants:

•Participants must abide by all instructions given from the race director, race staff, volunteers and medical personnel.

•Participants understand and acknowledge The Dirty Duck 5K can be an extreme event and accept all risks associated with the event.

•Participants must be physically able to complete the course.  If for whatever reason you are unable to complete any part of the course that is ok.

•Participants must wear the provided Dirty Duck 5k bib number clearly shown on the front. No participant will be allowed to race without an official bib number.

•Several videographers and photographers are stationed throughout the course. Participants agree to allow the event producer to use any pictures or video footage of the event for future promotional purposes.

•In-line skates, bicycles, or any other type of wheeled device are strictly prohibited on the course.

•Urinating or defecating on or anywhere near the course is strictly prohibited.

•Registration is closed when the maximum capacity is reached. dirty-duck-r


•The Dirty Duck medical personnel may examine any participant who appears to be injured or suffering. The medical personnel may remove any participant from the event if in the opinion of the medical personnel the participant needs to be removed. •Participants assume all responsibility for all medical expenses incurred as a result of training and/or participating in Dirty Duck 5k, including but not limited to hospitalization, ambulance transportation or physician services. •The event producers reserve the right to cancel or delay the race due to severe weather or in the event of a disaster. •We highly recommend participants wear running shoes. Participants should dress appropriately.  Even though we are hoping for good weather, participants and spectators should bring warm clothes.  It is better to dress in layers in order to stay warm.  Bring a change of clothes and a towel for after the run.


Packet Pick-up will be at Sports Authority at the Valley River Center Mall on Thursday, October 22nd from 12pm-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 also 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.

**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.  Closes at 9:00am on the duck bill.


  • Extra cash to purchase Ducked-out costume gear, extra color, water balloons to throw and more.
  • Appropriate foot-ware is highly recommended!
  • Photo ID
  • Please read our waiver form here –  CLICK HERE: Waiver Form You will sign our waiver when you register and so you don’t need to print a waiver and don’t need to bring one with you to packet pick up.
  • A Dirty Duck 5K positive attitude and smile.
  • Your best ducked-out costume.  Ducked-out Costume Contest starts at 12:30pm


  • There will be awards for:  best team name, largest team and best ducked-out costume.



  • No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
  • 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!
  • No glass containers will be allowed.
  • Please no dogs.
  • No bad attitudes allowed.  Our security is pretty tough and you don’t want to be the one person escorted off premises for a bad attitude.


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.

dirty-duck-lAWARDS AND PRIZES:

PRIZE GIVE AWAY (Starts at approximately 12:00pm): We will be throwing out 100 rubber ducks with stickers on the bottom of 20 of them.  Check the bottom of your duck to see if you have a sticker.  If so, come up to the stage and check the prize board to see what you won.

DUCKED-OUT COSTUME CONTEST (Starts at approximately 12:30pm): Throw on your most-original Duck Garb and get downright ducky when you join the flock. Our Course Marshall’s will be selecting their favorite Duck-Out costumes (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place).


Spectators are more than welcome to join the day of festivities. Watch friends and family at special designated areas on the course. Opportunity to purchase color packets (green and yellow) and water balloons to throw at your favorite participants. Be prepared though….you will more than likely receive a big Dirty Duck hug from some of your friends and family participants at the finish line.

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

**Packet pick-up will be at the Sports Authority at the Valley River Center Mall On Thursday, October 13th from 12:00pm-6:00pm AND Saturday, October 15th from 8:00am-9:30am at the starting line.

**Last day to register will be day of on October 15th from 8:00am-9:00am.  Closes at 9:00am on the duck bill.


***Photographer TBD***

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

**Last day to register will be day of on Saturday, October 15th from 8:00am-9:00am.  Closes at 9:30am on the duck bill.


Bring your kids out to participate in all the fun activities the day of the Dirty Duck 5K  Kids under the age of 14 are only $15 for the 5K run/walk. Kids under 5 and in strollers are FREE (Dirty Duck 5K is not responsible for any colored damage to strollers or other items).

Parents/Guardians will have to sign a waiver form for the child participant:  CLICK HERE to print yours.


  • A ducked-out time!
  • Fantastic Dirty Duck 5K after party!
  • Dirty Duck Race Bib
  • Post-race snacks
  • $15 tech shirt (available for purchase when you register)