Duck Waddle 5k 2017-05-18T18:34:51+00:00


Race Day May 6th,  9:00AM      


Kick starting the Rotary Club of Estes Park’s,  Estes Park Duck Race festival, our 5K race begins at Bond Park.  Each runner and walker will follow the scenic Fall River path and return on Wonder View to downtown Bond Park finish line.  The DUCK WADDLE 5K race welcomes all abilities and those wanting to have a ton of fun at the festival!  Following the race, a pancake breakfast ($5.), food truck delicious lunches, beer vendor, live music, a Duck Hunt thru downtown and festivities are held at Bond Park.  At 1:00pm is the rubber DUCK RACE, starting at Nicky’s Restaurant on Fall River.

Run with us and automatically adopt a rubber Duck to float down the Fall River. The DUCK RACE  is a major fundraiser for 68 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, #41 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.   We encourage participants to adopt (purchase) more than one DUCK to increase their opportunity to win generous prizes!  

DUCK WADDLE 5K                  2016-05-07 09.03.53                    

2017 Race Results here

2016 Race Results here    

Date: Saturday, May 6th
Start time: 9:00AM
Who: All abilities and ages! Walkers and strollers are welcome! Bring the entire family and friendly dog member.
Registration (on-line): Register Here!
Registration (race day): 7:30AM at Estes Park Library 

Packet Pick-up:  on race day AM, only. 7:30am to 8:45am
Entry Cost (includes race shirt, a rubber Duck entry in the DUCK RACE ):

  • Adults: $25.00 (receive one Duck adoption)
  • Youth (14 & under): $23.00
  • Seniors (60 & up): $23.00 (receive one Duck adoption)
  • Add $5.00 to entry cost from May 1st to race day registration.  Register early!

Location: Bond Park, downtown Estes Park, Colorado.  Start line on Elkhorn Ave, facing west.

Parking: South parking lot at Estes Park Visitor Center, on Hwy 36.
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
Terrain: bike path and wide road shoulder
Awards: 9:45AM at Bond Park
General Awards – 1st and 2nd place male and female overall; then 1st and 2nd place, male and female, in the following categories: 15 & under, 16 – 19, 20-24, 25 -29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

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

2017 Grand Prize (7 night, balcony cabin, visiting Eastern & Western Caribbean, including roundtrip air travel from Denver OR $6000.); Second Prize (3 nights Mexico Riviera Maya or Napa Wine Country OR $3000.); Third Prize ( 2 nights NYC-Manhattan hotel or 3 nights Savannah OR $2000.); or many, many smaller fabulous prizes! Best to purchase several Ducks and increase your chases to win!

Duck Race adoption forms:  Will be in race packets, available at packet pick up and on race morning & afternoon. We encourage you to select #41, which will benefit the Estes Park Running Club and our beneficiaries.  Thank you!

Festival Day Information:  Click here for Duck Race information and adoption forms

Route: Starting line is on Elkhorn Ave, heading west. Runners and walkers will use the north lane on Elkhorn Ave to Moraine Ave, where they will continue west to the Performance Park Parking lot. Runners will take a right turn into the parking lot and follow cones to the sidewalk path that meanders past the Performance Park to Filby Court bridge.  Runners will continue on the sidewalk west, passing the historic Elkhorn Lodge and following the Fall River. Just before the Hwy 34 bypass intersection, runners will use the cross walk to continue onto the Fall River trail to “Streamside on Fall River” resort. Runners and walkers will then turn up to road heading east and run up on road shoulder of  Wonder View/bypass to MacGregor Ave, turning right onto MacGregor and finishing in front of Town Hall.

Total distance: 3.27 mi
Max elevation: 7736 ft
Min elevation: 7530 ft
Total climbing: 279 ft