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Waddle Like a Duck 2017- a huge success

The Waddle Like a Duck 5k, 10k and Half Marathon drew 279 participants.  Race organizers had not ordered enough medals and performance shirts to meet demand.  As a result, registration had closed early and there was no onsite registration available.  This disappointed some who had hoped to participate.  Race organizers are planning for a 25% increase in participants in 2018.

The event, partially underwritten by Shores of Leech Lake resort and City Sanitary service, donated $5,000 to the Walker Area Community Center, $1,000 to Walker Area Pregnancy Support, $300 to the American Legion Riders and $250 to Walker Youth Hockey.

In addition to a larger event, organizers have a few improvements in mind for 2018 including more porta-johns on the course and a larger, festival-like atmosphere at the start/finish area.

The event thanks:
Sanford Health
North Memorial Ambulance
Nei Bottling
American Legion Riders
Walker Rotary Club
Shores of Leech Lake Yacht Club
ITS Signs
Numerous local volunteers
Results are at:

Registration for the 2018 Waddle Like a Duck will open on August 1, 2017.  It may fill early again….

Thank you to all participants and supporters!

Mitch Loomis & Michele Ihrke, Co-Chairs


Mitch Loomis

Race Director

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