The second annual Tuxedo Trot: Run for the Penguins, will be held on Saturday, April 25th, which coincides with World Penguin Day. The Tuxedo Trot is a 5K and Kids’ Fun Run event whose proceeds benefit the conservation of African penguins.
The 5K will begin at 8am at the Greensboro Science Center, located at 4301 Lawndale Drive. Whitney Way Thore, Greensboro native and local celebrity will be starting the race this year.
The route for the 5K will take participants around the scenic Country Park loop twice. The course is very spectator-friendly, so bring your own cheerleaders!
Prizes will be awarded for top finishers. Along with the chance to win awesome prizes, registrants will receive an amazing race T-shirt (T-shirts are only guaranteed for the first 500 registrants – so register early!), a fun souvenir, and the satisfaction that comes with helping save a species Registration for the 5K is $40 until April 23rd at 9am. Registration is $45 at packet pick up and the day of the event.
Participants will also receive admission to the Greensboro Science Center on race day to enjoy – among other things – the playful antics of the Center’s very own African penguins.
Random drawings will be held too – so everyone has a chance to win something special. Prizes include penguin encounters, penguin paintings, gift certificates, and gift baskets generously donated by local businesses.
The Kids’ Fun Run begins at 9am. It is designed for children 10 years old and younger. The course for this event winds through the Center’s Animal Discovery Zoo. It will include a series of fun obstacles for participants to navigate around, including Lemur Limbo and the Hay Bale Hop. Registration for the 5K is $20 until April 23rd at 9am. Registration is $25 at packet pick up and the day of the event.
Participants are encouraged to dress like a penguin – whether it is a simple black and white outfit, an actual tuxedo, or event feathers and a beak! Prizes will be awarded for best costume, so be sure you dress to impress.