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The Great Duck Race 10K

2009 Grand Prix Race #20
Stuttgart, AR - November 28, 2009 - 8:00 AM

Race Highlights

  • Very flat course with long straight stretches.
  • 10K is part of the Wings Over the Prarie Festival
  • Race ends the 2009 Grand Prix season!

Directions to the Starting Line

From I-440: take exit 7 onto US-165 south for 18 miles to England. Turn left at Fordyce St/AR-15/US-165 and drive east for 23.5 miles. Turn right at Buerkle St/AR-11/US-63 and drive 3 miles south into Stuttgart. Turn left on 6th street and travel 1/3 of a mile to Main Street.

From I-40: take exit 193 onto US-63/AR-11 south and drive 2.6 miles. Turn left onto AR-11/US-63/US-70 for .8 mile. Turn right onto AR-11/US-63 and drive south for 19 miles into Stuttgart where this road becomes Buerkle St. Turn left on 6th street and travel 1/3 of a mile to Main Street.

Address: South Main & 7th Streets

Race History

The Great Duck Race 10K has been run in Stuttgart during the Wings Over the Prarie Festival for over 25 years. This year is the first time that the race has been part of the Grand Prix Series since 2005.

Course Description

The Great Duck Race begins in downtown Stuttgart on Main Street. The course heads due south on Main for approximately 1.25 miles then turns left onto 22nd Street. After nearly 3/4ths of a mile, the race turns right onto Park Ave and soon passes the 2 mile marker. The course continues south for a mile and then turns right onto Lennox Rd where runners soon pass the half way point of the race. The stretch on Lennox Rd is also approximately a mile, after which the course turns right onto Buerkle St where the route travels north for another mile before a right turn back onto 22nd St. On 22nd Street, it's just a third of a mile back to Main Street where the course heads back 1.25 miles north to the finish line. Virtually no uphill or downhill makes this course Arkansas' flattest 10K.

For further information, contact:
Amber Hawkins and Melanie Baden