2016 Penguin in the Park Awards Recipients

Congratulations to all the 2016 Penguin in the Park winners in their respective age divisions.

Posted by Penguin in the Park on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Discounted Hotel Rates for #Penguin5K Weekend

DACVB LogoAre you traveling to Decatur for Penguin in the Park this year? With the assistance of one of our community partners, the Decatur Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has secured discounted hotel rates for race weekend. These special rates are valid for Friday and Saturday night. Simply call the hotel of your choice and let them know you are in town for Penguin in the Park.  Negotiated rates can be found under our website under Accommodations.

Resolve to Waddle On 3.19.16! Registration is Now Open penguin5k.com – #Penguin5K

It’s a new year and time to look forward to the 11th Penguin in the Park 5K on 3.19.16. Online registration is now open. Come be a part of Macon County’s largest 5K run/walk and see John “The Penguin” Bingham in his only public appearance for the year. We’ve added a 300 meter Tot Trot this year for the youth to get involved in the fun as well. Use the discount code WADDLEON to receive a $2 discount on your registration. Visit penguin5k.com/race-information for all the details.

2016 Race Information Coming Soon! #penguin5k

The Penguin in the Park race committee has been hard at work getting the wheels in motion for 2016. Stay tuned as online registration will be forthcoming. We also are excited to announce a little twist as the Penguin 5K enters its 11th year.

Sneak Peak at Race Bags #penguin5k

A sneak peak at the race bags the first 1,000 registrants for this year’s Penguin in the Park 5K.


Drawstring Backpacks for First 1,000 Registered #penguin5k

Once again, Staley Credit Union is providing drawstring backpacks to the first 1,000 registrants. Get your registration in soon (we’re getting closer to 1,000 than you might think!).

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Less than 2 Weeks!! #Penguin5K

This penguin just realized there are less than two weeks until race day. Online registration continues until March 25 at the current rate of $25. Join John Bingham for our 10th anniversary Penguin 5K followed by a post race party filled with prizes, awards, and plenty of food. All finishers receive a commemorative “Penguin” medal.


Price Increase on March 1

Time is running out on the best available rate for Penguin in the Park 5K. On March 1, the registration price increases to $25.  These penguins are going to get their registrations in by March 1. Will you?


John is Training with You!

runner penguinWe’re almost 3 weeks into 2015. Do you need a goal to keep you on track with your fitness goals? Commit to the Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk on March 28 to give you some motivation. John Bingham is training to run/walk with you as he attends in the year of his retirement.

Register online before March 1 to get the best price on registration with no processing fees.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on  March 28, 2015! The Penguin will be making a special return to his alma mater, Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois since his official retirement announcement for 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.