Run/Walk For The Penguins

Stretch those hamstrings, lace up your sneaks and get your GPS watch ready for the 12th Annual Run/Walk for the Penguins fundracer. One of the most popular species at Mystic Aquarium, our African penguins are important ambassadors to their endangered counterparts in the wild. Choose from a challenging 5k run or a leisurely 2 mile walk where every step helps to affect change. There is even a special race for little runners in training!

12th Annual Run/Walk for Penguins
October 20, 2018
Race starts at 9am

Beginning of Penguin Run

Adult 5K run or two-mile walk $40
Child 5K run or two-mile walk $30

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Put Your Best Foot Forward!

Choose from a challenging 5k run or a leisurely 2 mile walk where every step helps to affect change. There is even a special race for little runners in training!

Not much of a runner? No problem!

We invite you to create a free fundraising page today and start challenging family and friends to donate. Top fundraisers even enjoy special prizes unique to our Run/Walk for the Penguins event, so the more you raise, the better your chances of earning that honor!

• Enjoy post-race refreshments
• Waddle in to penguin photo opps
• Meet Mystic Aquarium’s Penguin Animal Care Specialists
• Snap a selfie with Petey the Penguin
• Win prizes as a race category winner

Plus, all race participants receive complimentary admission to the Aquarium on race day!

Schedule Of Events

7:30am Registration opens
9:00am Runners and walkers take their mark
10:30am Kids Fun Race
11:30am Penguin races in the Foxwoods Marine Theater

Additional Information:
• Family-friendly event
• Race takes place rain or shine
• Strollers and dogs welcome for walk only (dog sitters available for Aquarium portion of walk)

Become A Top Fundraiser

Raise $100*

Receive a basic Animal Parent adoption kit.

Raise $500*

Receive a special Animal Parent adoption kit.

Raise $1,000*

Receive a private Penguin Encounter program for up to six people.

Raise $2,500*

Receive a Penguin meet and greet for up to four guests PLUS a private penguin painting session.

Raise $5,000*

Receive a special Penguins Up Close encounter for you and a guest and work side-by-side with a penguin trainer during a feeding session. Includes a group photo at the end.

*Fundraising total does not include Run/Walk for the Penguins registration fee. Prizes are for individual fundraising levels. Encounters and special tours are scheduled based on availability. Some restrictions apply. All fundraising prizes announced 10/29/2018

African penguin

Questions? Please contact Lydia Shell at [email protected] or 860.572.5955 ext. 518.

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