13th Annual Mystic Aquarium Penguin Run/Walk to Take Place Saturday

Story by Carli LoPresto, Staff Writer

On October 19th, at 9:00 am, the Mystic Aquarium will host the 13th Annual Penguin Run/Walk. The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is supporting this event. This event helps protect and save the endangered African penguins.

Participants can either do a 5k run or a 2-mile walk. There is also a race for the little kids to run in. The top fundraisers get special prizes. Petey the Penguin will be there for photos, and vehicles from Mystic Ambulance and Stonington Police will be featured in a  Touch a Truck event.

Registration opens at 7:30 am. At 9:00 the runners and walkers will get ready to run and walk. At 10:30 the little kids have their race. The top fundraisers will receive a special penguins up-close encounter during a feeding session with a penguin trainer. Also, all race participants receive free admission to the aquarium on race day.