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