Despite freezing temperatures, the November 15th 2014 Duck Duck Goose 5K exceeded typical first race registration averages. Over 400 registrants braved the icy 25 degree morning to race our beautiful lakeside trails and challenging neighborhood hills. Elite junior triathlete Darr Smith Jr holds the course record. It is not necessary to be an elite runner to enjoy this course. Babies in strollers and leashed dogs came out to run in last years Duck Duck Goose 5K.
To avoid harsh November temps, MCPC moved the 2015 Duck Duck Goose 5K up almost one month to October 24th. The MCPC predicts this date will attract more racers not only because the event will be warmer but also because UGA Football has an open weekend. People looking for a great October event should join friends and support the Duck Duck Goose 5K and Murphey Candler Park by running, walking or volunteering. The 2015 finish location has changed to the recreational field on the corner of West Nancy Creek and Candler Lake East.
The MCPC hopes local park patrons such as the Marist CC team and Kittredge Magnet School will encourage event registrations. Already the Montgomery Elementary Run Club pledged their park support by enlisting over 190 runners and 40 coaches.
A new community social, Duck Duck Food Truck, kicks-off the fun Friday, October 23rd. Murphey Candler Park’s very own Trey Boyer Band will provide live music previously heard at the 2015 Atlanta Colt Youth Association opening ceremonies. Food trucks and Sweetwater Brewing Company (event sponsor) will gather in the West Nancy Creek and Candler Lake West parking lot. This will be the first food truck event hosted in MCP. The MCPC encourages the Brookhaven and surrounding communities to enjoy the park and “Eat, Drink & Groove” by the lake.
Proceeds Benefit the MCPC
All Duck Duck Goose 5K proceeds benefit the Murphey Candler Park Conservancy and their efforts to support the park. The MCPC is a volunteer, nonprofit stakeholder, community voice and project fund source. Partnering with the community and City of Brookhaven, MCPC is an advocate for the preservation, care and improvement of MCP. In 2015 MCPC established it's top five organizational priorities: Build a model playground; restore the historic caretaker’s house to a community multi-use structure; dredge the lake to maintain aquatic health and shoreline; establish park architectural and design standards; and remove invasive vegetation.
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Includes high-resolution photos from 2014 DDGoose5K, 2015 DDGoose5K, DD Food Truck and MCPC logos, 2015 marketing artwork files and 2015 Event Details.