Ducky 5K Waddle set for Saturday |

Ducky 5K Waddle set for Saturday

Aspen Times Staff Report

Lace up those sneakers and dig into the depths of your wardrobe for funky attire because the eighth annual Ducky Derby will be held Saturday, complete with the Ducky Waddle.

The Ducky Waddle consists of a 5K running race, One Mile Family Fun Walk, Toddler Family Waddle and other fun events.

The Ducky Derby Day starts off with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Basalt Lions Club followed by the foot races.

The 5K will start the morning off at 8:28 a.m. at Rio Grande Park, just west of the Aspen Youth Center.

The race will follow a path through town and will end back at the Rio Grande Park.

Family walk

The One Mile Family Walk, an easy stroll through town, is doable for anyone of any ability.

The walk will start at 9:17 a.m. The 50-yard Toddler Waddle is free to all ducklings, beginning at 10:36 a.m.

Runners/ walkers are encouraged to dress in costumes and wacky attire for the races. Prizes will be given to racers with the most outrageous outfit.

Registered walkers receive a T-shirt and race bib for their entry fees, which are: $25 for the 5K, $25 for the fun run and $60 per family for all events.

Youth Center

Register this week at the Aspen Youth Center or at the giant yellow duck on the Cooper Avenue Mall.

The races are expected to attract scores of participants.

The racers will be running/ walking for charity as all proceeds from the footrace will benefit the non-profit Aspen Youth Center.

For more information, contact John Sarpa at 925-4272 or John Keller at 925-2172.

Or check the website at

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