Ripley’s 5K Penguin Dash & Fun Run

Myrtle Beach, SC

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is excited to host the first Penguin Dash 5k run and Ripley’s Penguin Family Fun 1 mile walk/run on Saturday February 15, 2020. This family-friendly, themed event will be a celebration of the newest members of the Ripley’s Aquarium family – South African Penguins. Guests are encouraged to dress up and all ages are welcome. There is even a free Toddler Waddle taking place in front of Ripley’s Aquarium that morning at 9am. There are very limited VIP packages that include the Penguin Dash 5k as well as a 30-minute experience to interact with a real penguin. This event will start and end in front of Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach and the route takes the runners through the Broadway at the Beach shopping and dining complex.

Sporting their black-and-white plumage, the African penguin is the only species of penguin found on the African continent, preferring warmer water temperatures unlike their Antarctic counterparts. Their unique black stripes and spots serve as their identification, similar to a human fingerprint. The African penguin is one of the most endangered penguins in the world and numbers have declined by 60 percent in the last 28 years. South African Penguins mate for life so Valentine’s Day weekend is a perfect time to celebrate them.

Our Mission at Ripley’s Aquarium
“Our mission is to create a top quality, world-class aquatic life facility that will foster environmental education, conservation and research, while simultaneously providing entertainment for visitors of all ages”

Ripley’s 5K Penguin Dash & Ripley’s Penguin Family Fun Run (1 mile):

Type: 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run, and Toddler Waddle
Date: 2/15/19
Start Time: 5k-8:00am, 1 Mile-8:15am
Location: Ripley’s Aquarium
Address: 1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577  – Broadway at the Beach

Packet Pickup:
Will be held at Ripleys Aquarium
Thursday February 13 5:00pm-7:00pm
Race Day February 15 6:45am-8:00am

5K Race Fees (Includes a Shirt, Finisher Medal and a 1 day pass to the aquarium good for a year):
Early Regsiration up to December 20: $50.00
December 21- January 31: $55.00
February 1- February 14: $60.00
Day of Registration on February 15: $65.00

5K VIP Registration (Only 10 available):
Includes the 5k run and a Penguin Encounter Experience (30 minute experience where they get to interact with a penguin on the race day as well as a ticket to Aquarium to use within a year & T-shirt ).
*Due to the nature of the animal experience – should the animals not be available for the encounter a raincheck will be provided for a different date
Price is: $130 until sold out

Penguin Family Fun Run (1 Mile):
Early Registration up to December 20: $15.00
December 21-January 31: $20.00
February 1- February 25" $25.00

Toddler Waddle:
Free-Just show up race day

5K Age Group Awards:
Coming Soon

Race Director:
Dawn White

Commonly Asked Questions:
Are strollers welcome? Yes
Can people listen to music while running? Yes

When & Where

Feb 15, 2020


8:00 AM

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