Penguin in the Park

Race Date: October 23, 2022
Start Time: 3:00 pm

Race Start Location (may be approximate): Fairview Park Pavilion #1, Decatur, IL

Online Registration

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will take place on October 23, 2022 at 3:00 in Fairview Park for its 17th year. After his namesake, the Penguin, John Bingham, inspires us all to get out there and be active. Penguin in the Park is the friendliest 5K in the Decatur area. This race embraces the Penguin in all of us — a race for the speedy, and those who want to take their time and enjoy the course!

Registration for Penguin in the Park is now live! Visit to register for this year’s 5K or Penguin Dash (for the kiddos).

Starting at 3:00 pm, the 5K race takes place in Fairview Park on a rolling bike path; afterwards, we will have a post-race party with awards, food, prizes, and entertainment in Fairview Pavilion. Commemorative Penguin Gear Included with each registration!

This year will once again include the 300 meter Penguin Jr. Dash for the younger penguins that will take place before the start of the 5K at 2:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to include youth in a sport and activity that is life long. Make Penguin in the Park a family activity this year. Penguin Dash participants will receive a short sleeve t-shirt and goody bag along with a finisher ribbon.


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