Fairview Park, Decatur, IL, 62522, Illinois, Macon County, US

Start Date

10/10/2021

Activities: Running race, 5K (3.1 Miles)

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be back and in person on October 10, 2021! After his namesake, the Penguin, John Bingham, inspires us all to get out there and be active. Penguin in the Park is the largest (and 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!

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.

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.

The race committee is committed to hosting the race in accordance with all CDC, state, and local health guidance. Prior to race day, detailed instructions will be sent regarding guidelines for participating in the race safely, which may include certain restrictions.  This might include starting participants in small groups.  We will make this determination when the race gets closer based upon the current health guidelines at that time.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 5K Run/Walk

    Activity Starts: 10/10/2021 15:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/1/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $24.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 9/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 10/8/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 10/8/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 10/10/2021 16:00
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  2. Penguin Jr. Dash

    Activity Starts: 10/10/2021 14:30 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/1/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $12.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 9/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 10/8/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 10/8/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 10/10/2021 16:00
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  3. Virtual Penguin - NOT running in person

    Activity Starts: 10/10/2021 15:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 10/10/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


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