Mystic Aquarium's 11th Annual Run / Walk for the Penguins

  • 10.14.2017 @ 09:00 AM
  • Mystic, Connecticut
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The event administrator has closed online registration for this event.
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starts at 09:00 AM
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Event Information
Race Day Registration and Check-In

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. You can still register Friday evening and Saturday morning.

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.
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)
Dine and Donate
We also invite you to join the pre-race Dine & Donate event on Friday evening at Margarita’s!
Group Discount
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
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.

If you are already registered but want to sign up to fundraiser you can sign up here.

If you signed up to fund raise, go to "Your Upcoming Events” and click on the "$" to set up your page.
Course Maps
Want to fundraise for this event? Click here to get started!
Entry Transfer
Want to transfer your entry to another participant? Click here to get started!
Sub Event Cost Distance
$40.00 5km
$30.00 5km
$40.00 2mi
$30.00 2mi
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All entries must be signed by the athlete (parent or guardian of athletes under 18) in agreement of the following: I hereby release Mystic Aquarium, Ocean Exploration Center, and Ocean Blue Catering, the sponsors and the officials of the Run for the Penguins 5K, Walk and Kid’s race to be held on October 14, 2017 from all damages or injuries incurred during or arising out of the above participation of the individual named above in this event. I further agree that the above and its nominees and assigns may use, in their sole discretion, the likeness and / or photography taken of me or any reproduction thereof, in any form, style or color, together with any writing and other advertising material, in connection therewith, including television and including, but not limited to, the use of my name and / or quotations. This consent and release is given without limitation upon, or liability for, any use for advertising, illustration, publication, broadcast of every kind, or in trade or media, or for any purpose for promotion by Mystic Aquarium and its nominees. I further agree that such photography and / or likeness, and the film, tape, plates, and negatives thereof, shall be and remain the exclusive property of Mystic Aquarium. I further waive any right to inspect or approve the commercial, advertising or publicity material. I also certify that the individual named above am in sufficient physical condition to participate in this event.