Races are like multicourse meals: you should always pace yourself and drink a ton of lemon-lime sports drink. Take on the next course with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for one entry to the Dirty Duck 5K ($59 value)
- $55 for two entries ($118 value)
- $99 for four entries ($236 value)
Runners receive a race bib, sunglasses, postrace snacks, and three entries into the Lucky Duck drawing. Dirty Duck T-shirts will also be available to purchase for $15.
Dirty Duck 5K
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, the Dirty Duck 5K aims to give Duck fans an opportunity to show their school and community spirit by engaging in a fun run complete with elaborate costumes, energetic crowds, and a postrace celebration. The 5-kilometer course winds its way past several stations where volunteers eagerly shower the participants with white, green, and yellow feathers or clouds of yellow and green powders made from nontoxic, biodegradable materials. Two water stations will also be available along the route for runners looking to stop for a moment and either hydrate or refill their supply of water balloons.
Upon reaching the finish line, participants have the opportunity to refuel at a feed station stocked with everything from bananas and bagels to chocolate milk and donut holes. The celebration continues at the after party, which takes place at a nearby beer garden and includes raffles as well as awards for the judges' picks of the three best Duck-themed costumes.
Oregon's Ugliest Sweater Run
Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a modern holiday tradition, and in that spirit they are the symbol of Oregon's Ugliest Sweater Run. Runners dressed in their gaudiest knits will run (or walk) a 5K course trimmed with garland and lights, stopping if they choose for photo ops at each of a dozen stations themed after the 12 Days of Christmas. Beginning in Alton Baker Park and finishing at 5th St. Public Market, the race will culminate in an after party as festive as the run itself. As a DJ plays holiday tunes, runners can sign up for fruitcake-eating and eggnog-chugging contests. Those without iron stomachs can still get into the competitive spirit by contributing to an attempt to claim the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Ugly Christmas Sweaters.
In lieu of paying for parking, you can bring an unwrapped toy or five non-perishable food items. However, cash payments will all be donated to three charities: Toys for Tots, Food for Lane County Food Drive, and the Foster and Adoptive Parent Association of Lane County. Like Santa's Christmas-Eve duties or Mrs. Claus's epic knitting circles, Oregon's Ugliest Sweater Run is an all-weather event.
Alton Baker Park
100 Day Island Road
Eugene, Oregon 97401Get Directions