Battenkill River Duck Run

Battenkill River Duck Run

Battenkill River Duck Run

Students from Happy Days Playschool prepare  for the Fun Run at the Battenkill River Duck Run.

Students from Happy Days Playschool prepare
for the Fun Run at the Battenkill River Duck Run.

The fall racing season is upon us and what better way to kick it off than with the seventh annual Battenkill River Duck Run, to benefit Arlington Area Childcare/Happy Days Playschool, on Sunday, September 28, in West Arlington, Vt. This fun family event starts with a 1K fun run for the kids at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 5k run/walk and a 12K run/walk at 9 a.m.

The races take place on River Road in West Arlington, beginning and ending at the Grange. The entire route is run on a low-traffic dirt road along the Battenkill River and offers some spectacular scenery as fall foliage approaches its peak. Some say this is the best time of year for running in Vermont.

Registration the morning of the Duck Run begins at 7:30 a.m., and is $18 for the 5K and 12K and $3 for the fun run. It is free for Happy Days’ students. Tie-dyed t-shirts will be given to the first 150 entries. Age group awards will be given for the top three in each age group, from 12 and under to 80 and over. Each participant in the kids’ 1K fun run will receive an award. Volunteers are also needed to help with registration and other race day tasks; call 802-375-6039 to find out how to volunteer or register for the event.

 

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