Category: Uncategorized (page 1 of 3)

Do you love that Penguin T-shirt?

Do you love that Penguin race T-shirt? Need extras for friends and family? Select any 2 T-shirts for $10, shipping included. Sizes may be limited.

To purchase, select a year/color/size, then select “Add to Cart.” This will open up a new tab. Then, go back and select your second shirt to add it to your shopping cart. You can then check out securely through PayPal using credit/debit card or your PayPal account.

Important: If you only select one shirt and check out, we will charge you an additional $5 for shipping.

All proceeds go to our mission, to support the John Bingham Scholarship at Millikin University and to support youth athletic programs at the DISC.

Head to our online marketplace to pick up your t-shirts today!

Are you the face of the Penguin 5k?

We’d love hear from fellow Penguins. What inspired you to run/walk Penguin in the Park this year or in previous years? Was it for health reasons? Was it to honor a loved one? Did someone put you up to it? You all have a story to tell that motivates others to get out there and have an active lifestyle.

Email us your story (video or text) by March 4. Your story may be featured to help inspire the Penguin in all of us.

Penguin Jr. Dash

Did you know Penguin in the Park also has a 300 meter Penguin Jr. Dash for the youngsters? This untimed race starts at 8:30 before the 5K begins at 9:00. Youth run from 300 meters out from the finish line and get to finish through the same archway as the rest of the runners to receive a finisher ribbon. Participants receive a goody bag, which includes a t-shirt and all the same amenities as the the 5K participants. Sign your little penguin up for the Penguin Jr. Dash today!

Penguin in the Park 5K registration opens July 10

Come to Fairview Park in Decatur on July 10 for the Tuesday Night Park Runs, now in its 40th year. Sign-ups begin at 5:30. 1/2 mile tot trot begins at 6:00. 1, 3, and 6 mile runs start around 6:15. The cost is $1. All proceeds go to support the Staley Striders youth running programs.

Wear your Penguin 5K t-shirt from prior years for the penguin photo both and get a $3 discount code to the 14th Penguin in the Park 5K, to be held on March 30, 2019.

Tuesday, come for prizes and treats sponsored by the Trump Family and Staley Credit Union.

Summer Park Runs Start Next Week (June 12)

For all you Penguins out there in the Decatur area, the Tuesday Night Park Runs start next Tuesday, June 12 in Fairview Park. Entry fee is still just $1 and supports the Staley Striders. You can sign up beginning at 5:30. The 1/2 mile Tot Trot begins at 6:00, with the 1 and 3 mile beginning at 6:15.

We hope to see you there. You can download a schedule using the link below.

2018 Summer Park Runs

Penguin Race Pics! #penguin5k

Race photos from Penguin in the Park 5K, March 24, 2018.

Posted by Penguin in the Park on Sunday, April 1, 2018


Friday Packet Pick Up

Pick up your race packet on Friday at Staley Credit Union on N. Woodford between 11 and 5. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do that too onsite.

Penguin5K Goes Virtual

Were you planning on attending Penguin in the Park 5K on Saturday morning, but had too many other commitments? We know there isn’t a perfect time that fits everyone’s schedule. Run your own Virtual Penguin 5K anytime on Friday, 3/23 through Sunday, 3/25, and we’ll mail you your race bag with t-shirt, running gloves, and finisher medal, all included in your $35 race fee. We just ask that you post pics on Facebook and tag Penguin in the Park.

Participants who register for the Virtual Penguin will not be assigned a bib number or RFID chip and are not eligible to participate on race day. This is especially for those who know they cannot attend the event on Saturday morning but want to be part of the action over the weekend.

Prior registrations are not eligible for transfer to the Virtual Penguin. However, you are still welcome to pick up your race bag and t-shirt during packet pick-up or on race day. Friends or family with your registration information are welcome to pick up your packet on your behalf.

Training Tips from John Bingham

Are you worried that you don’t have enough time for train for Penguin 5K? John Bingham has some tips to help you prepare for Decatur’s family-friendly event.

Get $2 off using code PENGUINLOVE through 2/14

heart on treadmillTo help celebrate National Heart Awareness Month, register yourself and a friend to this year’s Penguin in the Park 5K. Cardiovascular exercise like running or walking is a great way to keep your heart in shape.

To give you a little boost, registrations are discounted by $2.00 through February 14. Use coupon code PENGUINLOVE when registering online.

« Older posts