The National Marine Life Center in Buzzard Bay presents their annual 5K to raise money for the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals and sea turtles on Sunday May 24th This family-pet-wheelchair-stroller-walk/run begins and ends at Buzzard’s Bay Village Park (next to the Cape Cod Canal vertical lift railroad bridge), and proceeds along the picturesque Cape Cod Canal. The kids can even run in their own Animal Rescue Fun Run. 5K begins at 9AM. Plan to arrive around 8AM.
Use your FEET to help our FINNED and FLIPPERED friends! Join runners, walkers, and animal-lovers in a 5K run/walk to raise money for the National Marine Life Center! This is a fun, family oriented, pet-friendly, stroller- and wheelchair-friendly event that also features activities and an “Animal Rescue Fun Run” for the kids!
The race begins at the Buzzards Bay Village Park, at the west end of Main Street next to the train station. The flat, paved, scenic course travels down and back along the beautiful Cape Cod Canal. Ample parking is available. There will be a water station along the route accessible in both directions.
Medals will be awarded to male and female runners in each of six age groups: Neonate (12 and under), Pup (13-19), Yearling (20-29), Juvenile (30-39), Sub-Adult (40-49), Adult (50-59), and Senior (60+). Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winners.
All participants who pre-register before May 15 will receive a t-shirt.
Can’t make it or live too far away to join us? Register to “Flip from Afar!” Wherever you are, run, walk, dance, swim, crawl, roll, jump, skip, and/or flip. We’ll mail you your t-shirt after the race. And we welcome you to post photos of yourself being active to help marine animals on our facebook page at Facebook.com/NationalMarineLifeCenter!
Interested in sponsoring the race? It’s a great way to promote your business while supporting ocean conservation and environmental education right here in our community. Register online or contact Kathy Zagzebski at email@example.com for more information and sponsorship benefits. Packages begin at $100 to “dip in” to “the ocean’s the limit’!
All event proceeds – including race fees, donations, and sponsorships – directly benefit the National Marine Life Center’s marine animal rehabilitation, science, and education programs. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to help care for sick and injured seals and sea turtles.
The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation. Our tax ID number is 04-3290276. Thank you for your support!