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Ducky Dash

Wheaton | IL

What is the Ducky Dash?

Let’s face it, adulting is hard! Add on the extra pressures we are all facing these days, and we could all use an excuse to unwind and just be silly! Ducky Dash is that excuse!

Ducky Dash is where participants run a 5K route around beautiful Lake Herrick in Wheaton, IL. There will also be a fun run/walk edition for less competitive individuals. Come and “Adopt a Duck”! You can bid on the fastest runner with prizes awarded to the winning bidders.

Quack for a Cure May 18, 2024 at Lake Herrick in Wheaton, IL
Check in begins 8AM | Race begins 9 AM

Everyone is encouraged to dress up ducky-style. Wear swim fins and a snorkel, deck out an umbrella with ducks, go comfy in ducky PJs, sport a large inflatable duck…you name it! After the run/walk there will be an awards ceremony and ducky games for the whole family. In addition to raffle winners, prizes will be awarded for the best ducky costume and the most likes using #DuckFaceForNF. Fundraising will be encouraged with great prizes for different levels. Stay tuned for details!

We want to have all kinds of fun ducky swag and prizes for our participants. But, we can't do it without you! Your sponsorship and/or in-kind gifts go to The Neurofibromatosis (NF) Network. We are a national leader in the promotion of federally-funded NF research. We bring the voices of the NF community directly to Congress each year to secure desperately needed funds for NF research. In addition, the NF Network produces educational materials, newsletters and meetings for adults and children to help them understand NF. We also combat social isolation by providing a hotline for NF questions, community events like this and spreading awareness. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, so your contributions are tax deductible and also what keep us around for when the next NF family calls. 

To be a part of something big, call or text Debbie at 773-484-0217 or email

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