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Save the Penguin

1/2/24, 5:00 AM

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Race Information

"There's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a  pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses".  -Elwood  Blues

Do you LOVE the movie The Blues Brothers?  Or, maybe you've never  heard of it and your looking for something fun...Either way, join us for  up to eleven weeks of great swag, great milestones, and a whole lotta  fun.

Jake's out of prison and the "penguin" needs five grand to save the  Blessed Shroud Orphanage.  The boys had eleven days to raise the funds  (legally) and it's now your chance to join them on their quest.

Hit all the hotspots as you run the 106 miles from the Palace Hotel  on Lake Wazzapamani to the Cook County Tax Assessors office.  You'll  have up to 11 weeks (one week for each day, because running/walking 106  miles in 11 days would be a lot) to make it through the entire  distance.  Log your miles and pass all the milestones from the movie  along the way.

You'll hit milestones along the way, like the Blessed Shroud  Orphanage, Rev. Cleophus James' church, Ray's Music Store, Bob's Country  Bunker, and a bunch more.  Different Challenges as you progress through  the entire list.

A big challenge, and lots of craziness needs great swag...we've got  you covered!  Registration includes:  Collectible Milestone Tokens,  Goodr Sunglasses, Finisher Medal, Customized Digital Bib, Race Shirt,  and a chance to post up some great shots for Instagram/Facebook!


Event Schedule


Price: 55.00 Registration ends December 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Save money and race with friends! Take a look at our Teams and Fundraising info.

Race Partners

Race Partners

If you don't see anything, that means this race is partner-less!

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Course Information

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Awards and Goodies

Cool pocket-tee, (your choice of  color)Goodr Sunglasses, Customized downloadable bib, Collectible  Milestone Tokens & an awesome time with (or without) friends staying  active!

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Virtual Race

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"


Then the virtual race is for you.


New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:


Step 1

  • Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!


Step 2

  • Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!


Step 3

  • Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to social distance & be safe!


Step 4

  • HAVE FUN!~

  • Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)


Step 5

  • Submit your results online


Step 6

  • View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

Event Courtesy and Weather Policy

Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any
competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds and be disqualified.

All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.


Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.


Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.


No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.

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