Waddle You Do to Help Endangered African Penguins?
Run 5K? Walk 3k? Donate?
Whatever you do, you can be a CHAMPION for African Penguins!
The African penguin, while one of the most popular species at Mystic Aquarium, is also at the highest risk of extinction. The wild population of African penguins has declined by 70% over the past 10 years. Together we can help prevent this devastating trend. We can educate and engage students and their families to the importance of endangered species and, more importantly, we can all work together to protect them.
When you register, start your own fundraising page. Top fundraisers receive unique prizes! (See Below)
Race Day Registration and Check-In
Online registration will end Thursday October 12th 2017 at 7:00 pm.
Event check in and in person Registering for participants will be available Friday, October 13th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. We recommend checking in on Friday evening due to the volume expected the morning of the race. On race day registration and check-in will be open at 7:30 am and close at 8:45 am. The race will start promptly at 9:00 am.
You can sign up as a family or as a group! When registering multiple participants, begin by entering your first participant, then you will have the option to "Add Additional Participant". (Please provide the full name, birth date and contact information for each individual)
Receive a $7 per person discount when you sign up with 10 or more runners and walkers. The discount will appear automatically.
Strollers may only be used on the Walk portion.
Dogs are welcome but are not allowed through Aquarium Gates. Dog sitters available from 9:00am – 11:00am.
No Registrations will be accepted after 8:45
NEW FOR 2017 – PRIZES FOR TOP FUNDRAISERS!
Raise $100* and receive a basic Adopt an Animal Kit.
Raise $500* and receive a special Adopt an Animal Kit.
Raise $1,000* and receive a private Penguin Encounter program for up to 6 people.
Raise $2,500* and receive a Penguin meet and greet for up to 4 guests in the Penguin Discovery Zone plus a once-in-a-lifetime Penguin painting session!
Raise $5,000* and receive a special Penguins Up Close Opportunity, where you and a guest receive a behind the scenes tour of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit and work side-by-side with a penguin trainer during a feeding session for all 32 penguins. Includes a group photo at the end.
*Fundraising total does not include the walk/run registration fee. Prizes are for individual fundraising levels. Encounters and special tours are scheduled based on availability. Some restrictions apply.