Mystic Aquarium's 13th Annual Run/Walk for the Penguins

Sat October 19, 2019 Mystic, CT US 06355 Directions

5K - Kids (13 & Under) - Run

$30 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

2M - Kids (13 & Under) - Walk

$30 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Run - Adults (14 & Up) - Run

$40 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

2M Walk - Adults (14 & Up) - Walk

$40 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

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
Location: Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355
Race Starts at 9am

Choose from a challenging 5K run or a leisurely 2 mile walk where every step helps to affect change. There is even a special race for little runners in training!

Also, receive a $7 per registrant discount when you sign up with 10 or more runners and walkers.

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, so the more you raise, the better your chances of earning one of the below listed prizes.

Top fundraisers enjoy the following prizes :
Raise $100* and receive a basic Animal Parent adoption kit. 
Raise $500* and receive a special Animal Parent adoption kit. 
Raise $1,000* and receive a private Penguin Encounter program for up to six people.
Raise $2,500* and receive a private Penguin Meet and Greet for up to four guests PLUS a private penguin painting session. 
Raise $5,000* and receive a special Penguins Up Close encounter for you and a guest and work side-by-side with a penguin trainer during a feeding session. Includes a group photo at the end.
*Fundraising total does not include Run/Walk for the Penguins registration fee. Prizes are for individual fundraising levels. Encounters and special tours are scheduled based on availability. Some restrictions apply.
One of the most popular species at Mystic Aquarium, our African penguins are important ambassadors to their endangered counterparts in the wild.

Put your best foot forward! Come out on race day and join us in our efforts to protect the African penguin.

  • Enjoy post-race refreshments
  • Waddle into the penguin photo opps
  • Meet Mystic Aquarium's African penguin care team  
  • Snap a selfie with Petey the Penguin
  • Win prizes as a race category winner

Plus, all race participants receive complimentary admission to the Aquarium on race day! 

Race Day Schedule:
7:30am Registration opens 
9:00am Runners and walkers take their mark 
10:30am Kids Fun Race
11:30am Penguins event in the Foxwoods Marine Theater

Additional Information: 

  • Family-friendly event
  • Race takes place rain or shine
  • Strollers and dogs welcome for walk only (dog sitters available for Aquarium portion of walk)

About the Organization:
Mystic Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums, offering exemplary care to a variety of species while also serving as the northeast’s premier marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation center. Robust conservation and education programming along with unparalleled visitor experiences serve to strengthen personal connections to the animals and their environments. The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect the ocean planet through conservation, education and research, and introduces approximately 800,000 guests annually to thousands of animals through structured interpretations, specially-curated exhibits and hands-on interactions. As a leading research organization, Mystic Aquarium employs a full staff of scientists engaged in projects focused on the conservation and sustainability of our ocean planet.

Timing and scoring by The EMPIRE Timing Co. 

Questions? Please contact Lydia Shell at or 860.572.5955 Ext. 518   

Thank you for your support Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.

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Course Maps

Course Maps for 5K Run & 2M Walk.


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