Something Ducky

Go for a fake run for a real good cause

The annual Ultimate Extreme Ultra Point 1K, as in 0.1K, is back Sept. 23, and this Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan fundraiser will make you feel ducky again this year with the inclusion of a Duck Derby raffle involving a Giant Wheel of Ducks.

From 4–7 p.m., participants can run, walk or stumble down the “grueling” 329-foot course on the downtown Kalamazoo Mall and enjoy a parade, live music, and food and drink and see a giant caged wheel of plastic ducks that will be rolled down the 0.1K track at the kickoff of the event.

In the Duck Derby raffle, every ticket purchased will correspond to a duck in the wheel with a number on it. Twenty-five lucky ducks will be selected, and the winning ticket holders will receive a prize. The prizes include Disney park passes, a year’s worth of flowers from Schafer’s, and more.

Proceeds help fund Journeys, the Hospice’s grief support program for children, teens and their families.

Tickets for the Duck Derby are $5 each and can be purchased before Sept. 8 at any of Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan’s offices or Kalsee Credit Union and Mercantile Bank branches. Tickets for the Point 1K are $25 each. Children 13 and under can participate in a Kids Fun Run for free.

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