Sat February 17, 2024 Directions

Events

Place

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Description

NS PROMOS

Ripley's Penguin Dash 
1M Family Fun Run/Walk
Toddler Waddle
Saturday, February 17, 2024
8:00am

 

Location:

  • Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach (1110 Celebrity Circle, MB)

Race Start Times:

  • Penguin Dash at 8:00am
  • 1M at 8:15am
  • Toddler Waddle at 9:00am

About Ripley's:

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is excited to host the Penguin Dash 5K Run/Walk and Ripley’s Penguin Family Fun 1 mile walk/run! This family-friendly, themed event will be a celebration of the South African Penguins. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the costume contest and all ages are welcome. There is even a free Toddler Waddle taking place in front of Ripley’s Aquarium that morning at 9am.  This event will start and end in front of Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach and the route takes the runners through the Broadway at the Beach shopping and dining complex. Norman and Sharkee will be there and we may get a special visit from the penguins themselves! Read more about these beautiful creatures here: https://sanccob.co.za/ 

Non-Profit Information:
With your help, we donated $1,100.00 to SANCOBB in 2023!
A portion of race proceeds will be donated toward Penguin Conservation efforts through SANCOBB-  The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds. https://sanccob.co.za/ In addition, each participant has the opportunity to make subsequent donations during registration. These donations go directly toward the penguin conservation.

Our Mission at Ripley’s Aquarium:
“Our mission is to create a top quality, world-class aquatic life facility that will foster environmental education, conservation and research, while simultaneously providing entertainment for visitors of all ages”

Parking:

  • Plenty of parking at Broadway at the Beach

Restrooms:

  • Available adjacent to Ripley's Aquarium

Race Swag:

  • Race bib
  • Made in the USA finisher medal (Penguin Dash only)
  • 1M finisher gift
  • Participant shirt 
  • Aquarium ticket for 5K and 1M participants valid for 1 entry 

Race Info:

  • Animals are not permitted on the race course and will result in disqualification. Service animals as recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are permitted on course. Those participating with a service animal must inform staff at bib pickup and are asked to begin at the back of the race for safety purposes.
  • Baby joggers, baby strollers, skate boards, roller blades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled device are not permitted on the race course and will result in disqualification. Wheelchairs, mobility aids, etc. as recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are permitted on course. Those participating with a recognized device must inform staff at bib pickup and are asked to begin at the back of the race for safety purposes.
  • Penguin Dash Run/Walk is a chip timed event beginning at 8:00am
  • 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is an un-timed event beginning at 8:15am
  • Toddler Waddle is an un-timed 50 yard dash beginning at 9:00am
  • Registration is only online and closes Saturday at 7:00am

Race Bib Pickup:

  • Friday, February 16 4:00-6:00pm at Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach
  • Saturday, February 17  6:45-7:30am at Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach

Post-Race:

  • Light breakfast provided by Ripley's Aquarium
  • Overall and Age Group Awards will begin at 9:05am
  • Results are live at https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/138242/IndividualResult 
  • Award categories:
          Overall Male and Female 1,2,3 place and Overall Masters M/F 1 place
          Age groups: Male and Female 1,2,3 place 0-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80
          up

Social Media/Website Info:

www.runmyrtlebeach.com
www.nspromos.com
Ripley's Aquarium FB: https://www.facebook.com/RipleysAquariumMyrtleBeach 
https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/myrtlebeach/ 
Broadway at the Beach FB: https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayattheBeach 

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Race Course

This is not a certified course. Start and finish will be outside Ripley’s Aquarium.

Due to ongoing construction, one of the following courses will be used on race day:

  • Short course = just under 3 miles
  • Long course = 3.7 miles

Penguin Dash completes 3 loops
1 Mile completes 1 loop

Penguin Dash Race Course

Race Swag

 

Directions

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

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