Monthly Archives: May 2016

Last week to register!

Good evening! Our race registration will close at 6pm this Friday, June 3rd. Please note that there is no race registration the morning of the Penguin Run, you must register online before this cut-off time.

If you would like to be eligible for early kit pick-up, you need to register by noon tomorrow – May 31st! Full information regarding early kit pick-up will be distributed tomorrow. The short version is bibs, including your timing chip, and T-Shirts for the 5K race will be available from our platinum sponsor: Strides Health and Fitness Club, while youth run bibs and T-Shirts will be available from our platinum sponsor: Enfield PharmaChoice. Early kit pick up will be available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. More details will be sent tomorrow, the important thing is to click register at:

Choose Your Own Adventure in 2016!

The Penguin Run committee is happy to announce that our 5K runners will once again have a decision to make when they cross our finish line in 2016. Rather than provide every finisher of our 5K Road Race with a finisher’s medal, we will provide you with a choice: any runner who wanted a medal should take one, and be proud of their race! Runners who would prefer to celebrate their achievement without a medal are welcome to take a pass on receiving one, and opt to have the Penguin Run to make a donation towards the purchase of a Sparks Fly stationary bike on your behalf. Bling or benevolence: you choose your own adventure. All of our Youth Run participants will continue to receive a medal.

Sparks Fly bikes are silent, stationary cycles that are placed in classrooms to provide students an outlet for their energy, and allow them to better focus their attention. With this initiative, the Penguin Run will be donating a Sparks Fly bike to an elementary school in East Hants. In 2015, we were fortunate to partner with the Municipality of East Hants, and delivered two bikes to local schools: both Enfield and Elmsdale elementary received one. We will apply for this funding again in 2016, and hopefully again be able to secure two bikes!