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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.

Use CYBERMONDAY code and get $2 off registration

Are you still feeling like a stuffed turkey? $2 off Penguin in the Park 5K 3.24.18 ($21). Use CYBERMONDAY code – today only!

Happy World Penguin Day

Did you know that April 25 is World Penguin Day? It also happens to be a month since Penguin in the Park. More than anything, we wanted to extended our heartfelt thank you for being a part of an event that makes Decatur a great community. Your participation in Penguin in the Park helped to support youth athletics at the DISC and a scholarship for deserving Millikin students.

We hope to see you again on March 24, 2018 for the 13th Penguin in the Park 5K. Stay connected through our social media outlets and website to keep up-to-date on registration and race details for next year.

Until then, keep waddling!

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