The Advocates for Children administration in consultation with board members, event sponsors, and committee volunteers has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Duck Dash, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9th.

We want to assure you that Advocates for Children is taking all the necessary precautions to protect the health and well-being of our community and prevent further spread of COVID-19. Postponing this event was not an easy decision to make, but we believe it to be in the best interest of both our cherished supporters and the community at large.  We appreciate your understanding and will be rescheduling our 2020 Duck Dash event at a later date when it is appropriate and safe for everyone.  We look forward to seeing you in-person then.

We are thankful for your understanding and encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns to Renee Shields at

We look forward to celebrating with you in a safe and healthy environment in the near future.

Event Details and Schedule

This event has been postponed, please check back later for updates.

Follow us on our social media for announcements on event date and time for our 2020 Duck Dash. More information on race day logistics will be provided to all runners prior to the event.

The Duck Dash is the longest-consecutive-running road race in Bartow County with one of the fastest and flattest courses around and is suitable for runners of all ages and abilities. Cash Prizes, as well as Advocates personalized trophies, are awarded to the top 3 overall Male & Female winners as well as the top overall Masters Male and Female winners. Proceeds from the race go toward preventing and treating child abuse in all its forms through the programs and services that Advocates for Children provides to the community!

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