Penguin in the Park

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March 24, 2018
Start location: Fairview Park
City/State: Decatur, IL
Start time: 9:00 am
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Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its 13th anniversary on March 24, 2018! The Penguin, John Bingham will be making his only public appearance in 2018 at his alma mater, Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois This is a race that embraces the Penguin in all of us — a race for the speedy, and those who want to take their time and enjoy the course!

Starting at 9:00am, the race takes place in Fairview Park on a rolling bike path; afterwards, we move to the post-race party inside to Millikin’s Griswold Gym for awards, warm food, and inspiration from the Penguin himself.

And, the best part… all finishers will receive a commemorative engraved “Penguin” medal!

All participants receive a short sleeved cotton race t-shirt, finisher’s medal, post-race party, awards and door prizes

Packet Pickup: 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Staley Credit Union, 3330 N Woodford, Decatur
Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration: 7:30 am – 8:15 am on Race Day at Fairview Pavilion

The first 600 pre-registered participants will receive a drawstring backpack furnished by Staley Credit Union.

Pre-registered participants who pick up their race packet at Staley Credit Union will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Visa Check Card from Staley Credit Union

Post-Race Party will be held at Griswold Gym on Millikin’s campus following race

Awards and prizes at 10:30 am featuring John Bingham, famed penguin, world-renowned columnist and running/fitness enthusiast.

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