Run (Waddle) With The Penguin

DECATUR, Ill — “The Penguin” — John Bingham — returns to Decatur Saturday, March 27, for his namesake race, the fifth annual Penguin in the park 5K run/walk in Fairview Park.

Registration is from 7 to 8:15 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. The fee is $22. Finishers receive a Penguin medal. The post-race party is in Griswold Gym on the Millikin University campus featuring  Bingham, a Millikin graduate.

After 14 years as a columnist for “Runners World” magazine, Bingham has joined “Competitor” magazine. He continues to travel to races around the world as an advocate of runners of all fitness levels and is the national spokesperson for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. He has a new book, “Running for Mortals,” co-authored with Coach Jenny Hadfield.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Millikin Fund as well as the Decatur Indoor Sports Center’s youth programs.

To register, go to or contact Mandi Podeschi at



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