DU Dash

June 8–16, 2024

William Beardsley

3rd Annual DU Dash

Ducks Unlimited is thrilled to announce the 2024 DU Dash race, showcasing our commitment to wetland conservation. This year, we're proud to host both a virtual race, accessible to participants nationwide and, for the first time, an in-person event in scenic Colorado. As stewards of our lands and waters, we're excited to unite runners, supporters, and nature enthusiasts alike in our shared mission to protect and restore wetlands.

Virtual DU Dash

The DU Dash is a virtual run, walk, or ride hosted by Ducks Unlimited, Inc in support of waterfowl and wetlands conservation. Join us and "put some throttle in your waddle" in support of waterfowl, wetlands, and clean water! Do the Dash on your own time, on your own course between June 8th and June 16th. You can support the cause whether you participate in the 5k or 10k Run/Walk. Not a runner, no worries. Sign up for the 5k Any Way and you can bike, swim, rollerblade, jump in your boat, ATV, kayak, or whatever. There is no limit to how you can support wetlands, waterfowl, and clean water


In-Person DU Dash

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Colorado's Palmer Lake area on the Santa Fe Trail for the in-person DU Dash. Runners will traverse rugged terrain framed by the Rocky Mountains, connecting with nature while supporting wetland conservation efforts. Join us for a memorable journey through stunning vistas and pristine wilderness, where every step taken contributes to preserving our natural heritage.





When you sign up for the DU Dash you get a 1 year DU Membership, DU Dash performance t-shirt and the DU Dash medal.



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At Ducks Unlimited, we're a nonprofit committed to conserving wetlands and waterfowl habitats throughout North America. Through partnerships with government agencies, private landowners, and fellow conservationists, we've conserved more than 18 million acres since 1937. Our passion is to secure a sustainable future for waterfowl populations while safeguarding the essential ecosystems they rely on.