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 SANCCOB to help save these penguins.Register Donate See the Competition
TUXEDO TROT 5K
A beautiful two loop course on Lawndale Drive and through Country Park. Click here for a course map.
Start time: 8am
$30 until January 31, 2016
$35 from February 1 - April 30, 2016
$40 from May 1 - noon on May 19, 2016
$45 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 until January 31, 2016
$20 from February 1 - noon on May 19, 2016
$25 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, May 20, 2016 at Fleet Feet from 4-7pm - 3731 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455 (336) 288-7071
Saturday, May 21, 2016 7-8am: Greensboro Science Center – 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, NC 27455 (336) 288-3769
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.)
We do say. We'll have prizes for overall top finishers, best costumes, and for others who are just lucky enough to have their bib number pulled in a random drawing. Yep, even if you mosey, wander, meander or otherwise take your sweet time, you can still win!
Prizes include penguin encounters (you are in with the penguins…incredibly awesome!), penguin paintings (actually painted by penguins), and a whole fish to swallow (okay, if you don't want the fish, you can opt for one of the other prizes).
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.