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Penguin Run/Walk
Title:
Penguin Run/Walk
When:
Saturday, October 19 2013  9:00 am - 11:00 am
Category:
Special Events

Description

Strut your stuff at Mystic Aquarium’s 7th Annual Penguin Run/Walk on October 19. Every step you take during the 5k run or two-mile walk helps benefit the endangered African penguin. Walk participants are welcome to bring strollers and dogs during this family-friendly event. To show our gratitude for your participation, all registrants receive free aquarium admission on race day and top fundraisers receive prizes!

The African penguin population continues to decline. In 2010, researchers reported that the wild population was estimated to be 21,000 pairs.  At a 2013 international penguin conference biologists reduced their estimates to only 19,000 pairs. The population has declined by 70% in the last 10 years alone.  The African Penguin faces extinction in the wild.

In partnership with our South African partner, SANCCOB, Mystic Aquarium strives to protect the species through research, education and conservation efforts in Mystic and South Africa.

Click here to register now!

Penguin Run