The Tuxedo Trot: Run for the Penguins is a fun, family-friendly event created by the Greensboro Science Center's Conservation Committee to raise funds for endangered African penguins. The birds' population has declined dramatically in the past 10 years and there is an urgent need for your help. 100% of profits will be donated to African penguin conservation.Register or Donate See the Competition
TUXEDO TROT 5K
A beautiful course that utilizes the Greensboro Science Center, Lawndale Drive and Country Park.
Start time: 8am
$25 through February 28, 2019
$30 from March 1 through noon on April 25, 2019
$35 at packet pick up and on race day
KIDS' FUN RUN
A short course through the Greensboro Science Center's zoo that includes child-friendly obstacles.
Start time: 9am
$15 through noon on April 25, 2019
$20 at packet pick up and on race day
Yup. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species says "immediate conservation action is required to prevent further declines."
But, fear not! You can help. Sign up to run and help save a species. And if you can't run, donate.
Yes, but you'll have to start in back.
Strollers are strongly discouraged on the Fun Run due to the obstacles. It's tough to make a stroller jump over bales of hay. Trust us... we tried.
Friday, April 26, 2019 at Fleet Feet from 4-7pm - 3731 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455 (336) 288-7071
Saturday, April 27, 2019 7-8am: Greensboro Science Center – 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, NC 27455 (336) 288-3769
Fleet Feet generously shares a portion of their sales during Packet Pickup to the Tuxedo Trot, so be sure to buy some great merchandise when you stop by!
At least 90 minutes before your race begins. The Greensboro Science Center's parking lot will be closed to traffic during the 5K (which begins at 8am) so be sure to arrive well ahead of that time.
Plus, if you arrive early, you can meet and mingle with our race sponsors. Check out their giveaways, grab some coupons, play games, enter raffles, and enjoy some yummy food.
Parking is available at the Greensboro Science Center, but spaces are limited, so carpool. Arrive early and carpool. Oh yeah, and please carpool. The lot WILL be closed to traffic during the race, so reallly... arrive early and carpool.
Additional parking is available at the Spencer Love Tennis Center located at 3802 Jaycee Park Drive. (But still... carpool.)
Sure is! But you don't have to be fast to participate. This race is more about having fun, celebrating these amazing little animals and in the process, giving them a fighting chance for the future.
The course is not certified.
Wayne Jones and Susie Karczewski