New obstacles and activities. You’ll see a hint of foam and maximum splash on our slide, Team Spirit Awards, a Duck-o-Rating Contest, Top Fundraising Awards, a Team Tent Contest and More!!

You don’t want to miss out on all the fun, so join us on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 and help the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation raise funds that will support brain tumor research. Together we are Voices of Hope and will succeed in finding a cure for brain tumors!


The Muddy Duck Dash will take place on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at the University of North Georgia, Oakwood Campus. This event is a family friendly, fun and easy to moderate 3.2 mile mud/obstacle style race and included various obstacles, a 125′ slide (featuring more splash in 2020), hay bail climbs, 6′ walls, shallow pond crossing, low wire, two creek runs, mud pit, rope hill climbs, various barricades, tree maze, plus more! Held rain or shine, this event is slated to attract more than 1,000 participants.

So what does the Rubber Duck Mean?
All race participants will be provided a rubber duck as part of their race packet. The challenge is to keep up the duck with you at all times during the dash. We joke that your rubber duck is racing – you are just getting it to the finish line! Your duck can only complete the course on your person. Take care of your duck, love it, care for it, and help it get to the finish line! It must be safely in your possession at all times! Make your duck proud!

Did you know that we LOVE Kids?
Kids are welcome to register for the 5K (approx 3.2 mile) Dash. If the parents feel they are capable – age does not limit anyone from the Muddy Duck Dash.
However, we offer the shorter approximately 1/2 mile “Duckling” Dash to encourage youth fitness and family activity. See below for more information.



Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020

7:00 AM:  The FUN kicks off with Registration Opening, the Duck-o-Rating Table gets ‘quackin and the Team Tent Decorating Begins!
NEW THIS YEAR, there will be food trucks offering food for purchase. Throughout the Dash, you can grab a cup of Joe and a bite to eat!

7:45 AM: DJ Warm Up

8:15 AM: First Heat Begins!

Address: University of North Georgia (UNG)
3820 Mundy Mill Road
Oakwood, GA (off 985 exit 16)
Click here for additional directions to the event.

Parking: Parking for the event will be in Parking Deck 1 and surrounding open lots. Registration is in Parking Lot 1 and the Duck Dash start and finish libes will take place in Lot’s V and U. See map of campus for exact location.

Packet Pick Up: You may pick up your individual or team packets from 12 noon- 6:30 pm on Friday, May 8th. Packet Pick Up is located on the Lower Level of Parking Deck 1 adjacent to Nesbitt Building and across from Lot V. Click here for Directions. Click for map of the campus.
You may sign up for the race at packet pick up. The cost will be $60 for the 5K Dash and $35 for the 1/2 Mile Duckling Dash.

Registration Desk/On Site Registration/Race Day Registration:
Located on the Lower Level of Parking Deck 1 adjacent to Nesbitt Building and across from Lot V. Click here for Directions .
Registration is Open at 7:00 am- 10:00 am on Dash Day.
Sorry No Dash Day Discounts.

Registration Fees for the 5K Dash: This price includes one dash registration, a dash t-shirt, one yellow rubber duck and finishing medal.
$35 through January 15th at Midnight EST
$40 January 16th – February 15th at Midnight EST
$45 February 16th – March 31st at Midnight EST
$50 April 1st – May 1st- Registration closes on this date and will reopen on Dash Day
$60 Race-day May 8, 2020

Dash T-Shirts: Register by Friday, April 1st @ Midnight to ensure your desired shirt size. If you register after April 1st, we cannot guarantee shirt size will be available.

Race Notes: We will no longer be collecting “dirty” shoes at the end of the dash.

Start Times/Wave Assignments: You can chose your wave during the registration process by clicking on the following link COMING SOON. The earlier you sign up, the better your chances of the wave you want. Projected wave start times every 15 minutes: 8:15 am, 8:30, 8:45, 9:00, 9:15, 9:30, 9:45, 10:00, 10:15, 10:30, and 11:00
Please note that beginning in 2020, the waves will be more closely monitored by the designated colored wristbands issued for each wave. This is to ensure that we have a balanced number of race participants in each wave, so everyone can enjoy the race!

Duckling Dash: Approximately 1/2 Mile Dash
Open for Ages 5 to 9
Fees:$25 through May 1, 2020 at 12 midnight EST
$35 Day of Dash or on Packet Pick Up, May 8th, 2019
Fee includes one dash registration, a dash t-shirt, one yellow rubber duck and finishing medal.
NEW FOR 2020! The Chick-fil-a Cow will be at the Start Line at 10:45 am to warm up the Ducklings! The Duckling Dash will begin at approximately 11:00 as the final heat!