July 4, 2020

2019 Results

Please join us in 2020!!

Run Cheaper. Fees are substantially reduced from last year - if - you register by June 1.
Do Good. Sponsored by Shores of Leech Lake Resort and City Sanitary Service of Walker, the 2019 event donated more than $7,000 to local charities including the Walker Area Community Center, Walker Area Pregnancy Support, Walker Legion Riders and Walker Youth Hockey.  Thank you participants for supporting the Walker community!!

July 4th, 2020

The Walker Waddle includes a Half Marathon, 10K and 5k. Scenic courses start and finish lakeside in the Walker City Park. These walking/running events kick off the "Old Fashioned" 4th of July celebration in Walker, Minnesota. Festivities also include kids games, a beer garden, a grand parade and fireworks at dark.

Half Marathon

Lost Dog Pacers group will guide runners to finish times between 1:45 and 2:30, in 10-minute increments.

Chip start and finish. Finish line closes at 11 am. At least seven water/Gatorade stops. Gel packs at miles 2.5, 5.75 and 7.75. Medical aid/drop station at miles 5.75 and 7.75. Porta-Johns at miles; 1, 1.66. 2.5. 5.75, 7.75, 11.44, 12.1. Most of the course is on blacktop. Three+ miles is on gravel road. Flat course except a couple of pretty good hills between miles 5 and 5.75.  No dogs.  No strollers.

10k

Chip start and finish. Four water/Gatorade stops. Gel packs at miles 2.5 and 3.7. Medical aid station at finish line. Porta-Johns at miles; 1, 1.66. 2.5, 3.7, 5.2. Flat course, all blacktopped, out and back on State Trail. No dogs.  No strollers.

5k

Chip start and finish. Two water/Gatorade stops. Medical aid station at finish line. Porta-Johns at miles; 1, 2.1. Flat course, all blacktopped, out and back on State Trail. No dogs.  No strollers.

Registration Fees

Each participant will receive a technical running shirt (availability and sizes based on order of registration).  Each participant will receive a coupon for a free beer or hot dog at the 4th of July beer garden.  Each finisher will receive a commemorative race medal.

  • Half Marathon - Fees below are total including online processing fee:
    $55 through June 1.
    $60 June 2 - June 20.
    $70 June 21 - July 2.
    $75 at packet pickup on July 3rd.  Payment on July 3rd must be cash or check, no credit cards at packet pickup.  Registration is not available race morning. 
  • 10K - Fees below are total including online processing fee:
    $35 through June 1.
    $40 June 2 - June 20.
    $50 June 21 - July 2.
    $55 at packet pickup on July 3rd.  Payment on July 3rd must be cash or check, no credit cards at packet pickup.  Registration is not available race morning. Note: The event may sell out online.
  • 5K age 13+ - Fees below are total including online processing fee:
    $35 through June 1.
    $40 June 2 - June 20.
    $50 June 21 - July 2.
    $55 at packet pickup on July 3rd.  Payment on July 3rd must be cash or check, no credit cards at packet pickup.  Registration is not available at packet pickup on race morning.
    Note: The event may sell out online.
  • 5K age 12U - Fees below are total including online processing fee:
    $15 through June 1.
    $20 June 2 - June 20.
    $30 June 21 - July 2.
    $35 at packet pickup on July 3rd.  Payment on July 3rd must be cash or check, no credit cards at packet pickup.  Registration is not available race morning.
    Note: The event may sell out online.

               

Event Schedule

Friday, July 3, 2020

  • 5:00-7:00 PM: Packet Pickup and Registration at "Upper Shelter" in the Walker City Park. Note: The event may sell out online.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

  • 6:30-7:30 AM:  Packet Pickup (no registration) at "Upper Shelter" in the Walker City Park
  • 7:55 AM:  Half Marathon Start
  • 8:10 AM:  5 & 10k Start
  • 11 AM: Finish Line closes
waddleraces

Waddle Like A Duck races are held annually on July 4th at Walker City Park.

Mitch Loomis 
Race Director
loomis@shoresofleechlake.com

How could you live without a Waddle Like a Duck running shirt and finisher's medal?  High quality technical running shirt.  No sponsor clutter.

2020 Shirt and Medal will be different than photo below.

Shirt  Medal

Course Maps

2019 Race Results

2018 Race Results

2017 Race Results

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