Monthly Archives: June 2017

From our Youth Run Director

The results of the 2017 Penguin Youth Run can be found below.

The Tykes run is an untimed event.

For the Mosquitoes run, our volunteer timers had an unfortunate timing glitch, so we can only provide the standings for the award winners of this age group. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

For all other age groups, the timing results are listed alphabetically by last name. If you do not see a time next to your runner’s name, it’s because their bib tear-off was not turned in at the finish line.

Pictures of the youth run will be uploaded later in the week once our volunteer photographer is able to get them to us. A BIG THANK YOU to all of the youth runners who came out to participate in the 1.5km run, as well as a CONGRATULATIONS to the award winners of each age group!! We hope everyone had a fun race, and that we see you back next year!!

Youth Run 2017 Results-2

Our community – thank you!

We were asked today: why do runners love the Penguin Run?  What a great question! First, it is a very flattering question – it is so nice to hear that our little run is loved! The question also encouraged some reflection.

We feel that runners appreciate that the Penguin Run is an event run by the community, for the community.  We have such an amazing group of volunteers each year.  Many of our volunteers have been with the Penguin Run for years, so they know exactly what to do on race morning. That synergy leads to a consistent experience for the participant; they have come to expect a fun race experience coupled with amazing treats after the run (thanks Cup of Soul Cafe)! The road race is always followed by a youth run, so there is something for everyone. We love having families come out, with mom or dad running the 5k, and then their children enjoying the youth run.

Our sponsors, Strides Health and Fitness and Enfield Pharmachoice, help us keep the race affordable for everyone. In turn, we have a great response from participants. Runners and walkers give back to the community too; today we had runners bring food donations for local food banks, and many participants declined receiving a medal, so we could made a donation to support running at area schools.
Finally, who doesn’t love penguins?!
Thank you again – to all of our participants who bring wonderful spirit to the event – the running community is pretty awesome! To our volunteers, we absolutely could not do this without you! To Strides and Pharmachoice, you are the best! Thank you to Panacea Spring Water for donating water, Ritchie Gilby Construction for the donation of gravel to keep the trails in good condition, and to the Lion’s Club for welcoming 700 participants to their Den!