Duck Waddle 5K


Date: May 4, 2019
Start time: 9:00AM
Race Day Registration: May 4th, 8:00AM, South West of Town Hall building, Bond Park side
Start line: Elkhorn Ave & MacGregor Ave intersection
Finish line: Town Hall SW corner, next to Bond Park
Entry Includes:  Receiving one DUCK RACE TICKET, short sleeve tech shirt &  one Free 12 oz Beer at our “Co-Host” local breweries.  Also, enter drawing for fun prizes!

  • Adults: $27.00 (receive one Duck adoption)
  • Youth (14 & under): $23.00
  • Seniors (60 & up): $23.00 (receive one Duck adoption)
  • Add $7.00 to entry cost from May 1st to race day registration.  Register early!

Pre-Race Day Packet Pick-Up: Race packets will be available to pick up from MedX of Estes, 158 First Street, Estes Park.  May 3rd, Friday, 8AM – 4:00PM.

Award category:1st and 2nd place male and female overall; then 1st and 2nd place, male and female, in the following categories.  13 & under, 14 – 16, 17 – 19, 20- 29, 30 – 39, 40- 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 – 79, 80 & older

2019  RESULTS!

All abilities are welcome – Runners, Walkers, Strollers and group friendly pets! 

Please choose Estes Park Running Club #35 for your charity of choice on your Duck Registration Form !

 If your adopted rubber DUCK wins, you will be eligible to win:

2019 Grand Prize: Redeemable Cash $5000.

Eligible for choice of 3 exciting Trip Prizes to National Parks with lodging and expenses included! Each trip includes a $1000. cash voucher for expenses from the Estes Park Duck Race.

  • Old Faithful Cabin at Yellowstone National Park
  • Pine Lodge at Glacier National Park
  • Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite National Park.

Additional prizes given to Duck Race top finishers, too!

Additional Duck Race Adoption forms available at packet pick-up, race day registration or on-line.  We encourage participants to adopt (purchase for $20.) an additional DUCK to increase their opportunity to win generous prizes!  


Please choose Estes Park Running Club #35 for your charity of choice on your Duck Registration Form !

This spring time foot race kick-starts the Estes Park Rotary Club’s DUCK RACE FESTIVAL!  

The DUCK WADDLE 5K race begins at east side of Bond Park at Elkhorn Avenue.  Each runner and walker will follow the scenic Fall River path and return along Wonder View to Town Hall/ Bond Park  finish line. The DUCK WADDLE 5K foot race welcomes all abilities and those wanting to have a ton of fun at the festival!  Following the race, live music and festivities are held at Riverside Plaza.

At 1:00pm is the rubber  DUCK RACE, starting at Nicky’s Restaurant on Fall River and finishing at Riverside Plaza.

Run with us and you will automatically adopt a rubber Duck to float down the Fall River. The DUCK RACE  is a major fundraiser for 67 charities in Estes Park.  With each Duck adoption, $19 will go towards a local charity of your choice.  The Estes Park Running Club is one of those charity groups, #35 on the adoption form. Selecting the Estes Park Running Club will allow our group to receive funding and ability to disperse to local youth programs in Estes Park.   You don’t have to RUN, to purchase a DUCK racer, use link below. 


Join the fun and help make a difference for many charities in Estes Park, Colorado!


Total distance: 3.22 mi
Max elevation: 7717 ft
Min elevation: 7523 ft
Total climbing: 223 ft