8 Hour Run from the Ducks Ultra-marathon
Sept 28, 2013 7:00 AM

About the Run - Remembering Vietnam

NOTE: The race will be timed live on the internet so friends and family can keep up with their progress from home as well as on site.

Race Location
  Clark Botanical Gardens
  567 Maddux Road
  Weatherford, TX 76068

Run From The Ducks is an eight-hour timed event that is run on an approximate 1 mile loop through Clark Gardens Botanical Park. Most of the course is either fine gravel or grass. All proceeds go to benefit the Vietnam War Museum.

The race starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Race registration can be done via online sign up or by downloading the race entry form on this website and mailing it to Randy Gilbert, 11255 Camp Bowie West Suite 111, Aledo, TX 76008. Entry fee is $50.00 for Early Registration. $65.00 after September 1st, 2013. $75.00 on the day of the race.

This year's race will be chip timed by Event Data Solutions. Please sign in no later than 6:15 a.m. to avoid a line.

There will be awards for first, second, and third overall male and female. There is a maximum number of 50 runners for this event. If the race limit is not met by race day, race day registration will be accepted.

The gates to Clark Botanical Gardens will open at 5:30 a.m. Runners will NOT be allowed to drive back to the start/finish this year to unload. All Runners will park in Clark Gardens' main parking lot and walk approximately 1/4 mile to the starting point

There is almost no shade on this course and it got pretty hot last year. Plan on bringing headwear and sun protection clothing and lots of sunscreen. You can bring your own cooler with ice and drinks to supplement the aid station. The aid station will be fully stocked with water, sports drinks, and the usual array of chips, crackers, candy, and sandwiches.

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For more information, you can contact race directors Randy or Karen at Randy Gilbert or 817-757-2408 or Karen Riddle

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Where to Stay

Lake Mineral Wells State Park

For those who want to come in the night before, Lake Mineral Wells State Park is only about five minutes from the entrance to Clark Botanical Gardens. If you want to camp, reserve a spot now as they may be full by race day.

Best Western
4410 Highway 180 E.
Mineral Wells, Texas

4103 Highway 180 E.
Mineral Wells, Texas

2012 Runners List (as of June 27th)

  • David Renfro, M, 33
  • Jason Holloway, M, 32
  • Russ Hamilton, M, 52


Remembering Vietnam with a race to benefit

The National Vietnam War Museum

(See their web site for museum location and details)


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(See their web site for park location and details)