Wil­ber-Duck Mile Fri­day

An­nual char­ity race sup­ports lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Front Page - By Charles Pritchard cpritchard@onei­dadis­patch.com

ONEIDA, N.Y. » The 19th an­nual Wil­ber-Duck Mile will kick off Fri­day in front of Wil­ber-Duck Chevro­let.

Start­ing in 1999 by Frank Duck III and Biff Wil­ber, the Wil­ber-Duck Mile is a one-mile char­ity run that ben­e­fits lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions. This year, pro­ceeds will go to the United Way of Greater Oneida and Fit Kids of Madi­son County, Duck said.

“Hope­fully we get a lot par­tic­i­pants, just your ev­ery­day peo­ple in town,” Duck said. “It’s for a good cause.”

The race will be­gin at 6:45 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion and the start­ing point for the run and walk is at Wil­ber-Duck Chevro­let, 116 Broad St. in Oneida. Reg­is­tra­tion for the event is $20 per per­son.

The race will take place in flights, be­gin­ning with women, fol­lowed by men, be­fore clos­ing with the walk­ing par­tic­i­pants.

If some­one wants to par­tic­i­pate, but can’t af­ford the en­try fee, they can con­tact Duck at the Wil­bur-Duck of­fice at 315-363-4600.

Par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors are also en­cour­aged to bring canned food for a Sal­va­tion Army food drive tak­ing place at the race.

“If youwant to sup­port the com­mu­nity, that’s what it’s all about. Ev­ery­thing that’s brought in goes back.” Duck said.

KYLE MENNIG - ONEIDA DAILY DIS­PATCH

Run­ners leave the start line dur­ing the women’s race at the 18th an­nual Wil­ber-Duck Mile in Oneida on Fri­day, May 19, 2017.

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