What is The Dirty U?

From the moment you step on the course, you will certainly notice an Oregon Duck  element to The Dirty U. Everywhere you turn you will see Oregon Duck fanatics dressed head-to-toe in their most outrageous Duck gear!

What to Expect:

Ever wanted to look like a Duck? Here’s your chance.  There will be multiple “duck stations”  along the 3.1 mile course.

One Feathering Station: Green, yellow and white feathers of course 

Four Color Explosion Stations:  Only green and yellow (Made in the USA, High Quality, Vibrant Colors, Designed Not to Stain, 100% Safe and Non-Toxic, Biodegradable).

Grand Finale:  We will see you at the finish line!


Start the fun as fast or as slow as you want. Run or walk through our course and school pride color stations—experience it all at The Dirty U. Don’t be surprised if at ANY point along the course you are suddenly smattered with green and yellow  color bombs or showered with feathers . It’s been known to get a little dirty on The Dirty U trail, so be sure to dress appropriately. WHITE SHIRTS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

There will be a water station at the half way point on the course—gotta stay hydrated! We will also have a delicious spread for you Ducks at our finish line.  By delicious spread we mean doughnut holes, mini bagels, chocolate milk, Cosmos Creations and more; did you really think we meant filet mignon?

We can’t tell you all of our DIRTY little secrets, but we can promise you will get a little dirty and a whole lot of colored (green and yellow obviously).  You’ll just have to show up and see what else we have in store for Oregon’s ONLY Duck fan 5K!  Remember, what happens at The Dirty U, stays at The Dirty U!


Kids 5 and under:  FREE

Kids ages 6-14:  $15

Adults ages 15 + : $39

GROUP DISCOUNTS are available!  Check the registration page for prices.

**For questions please email: thedirtyu@gmail.com or call: 503-593-6276

**Last day to register on line will be TBD at 11:59pm. 

**Day of registration is limited to the first 100 participants.

**First Heat Starts at 9:00am at the U of O Rec Center (1320 E. 15th Ave. Eugene, OR), Post-Race Tailgater at the Wild Duck (1419 Villard St. Eugene, OR) at 10:30am.

**Packet pick-up will be at the Sports Authority at the Valley River Center Mall on TBD from 12:00pm-6:00pm AND TBD from 7:00am-8:30am at the starting line.

**Parking is very limited so please car pool.  Parking will be anywhere around campus that you can find a spot (not on the course).  Course map is available under the “Location” tab.