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Run/Walk for the Penguins

Stretch those hamstrings, lace up your sneaks and get your GPS watch ready for the 13th Annual Run/Walk for the Penguins fundracer!

13th Annual Run/Walk for the Penguins
October 19, 2019
Mystic Aquarium
Race Starts at 9am

Choose From...

A challenging 5K run
A leisurely 2 mile walk
A special race for kids

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.

African Penguins: By The Numbers


Population size of the African penguin has decreased 90% over the past 60 years.


Since 2006, 13 trainers have traveled to South Africa to assist SANCCOB in saving penguins


From January to December 2018, 384 chicks were admitted to SANCCOB. It was the lowest number of chicks admitted since 2012 (down from years with 800 – 1,000 chicks).  The low number of chicks admitted is NOT a sign that the species is thriving in the wild but that less and less of the already endangered African penguin are breeding.

Run/Walk For Penguins: By The Numbers


Have joined us over the past 12 years for the annual run/walk!


Miles have been ran by those competitiors.

You can help Mystic Aquarium help SANCCOB bolster the wild population of the endangered African Penguin by supporting penguin conservation and mission program initiatives by participating in this year’s Run/Walk for the Penguins.

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