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Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals
5k Trail Race and Kids Fun Run
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9:00 am
The Kennebunk Savings Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals features a popular 5k chip-timed trail race and untimed walk through Odiorne Point State Park. Now in its seventh year, our popular Race follows the 5k cross-country trail route created by Jennifer Shultis, captain of Team Eastern Mountain Sports, 2006 US Adventure Racing National Champions. You'll run through the forest, by the rocky shore, across a sandy beach, and alongside historic military fortifications.
The first 175 registrants for the 5k, excluding free participants, will receive a free official race t-shirt. Race shirts will be available for purchase for $10 at the time of registration. Prizes are awarded in age and gender categories from 6 to 70+, as well as, overall fastest male and female for the 5k (must run in the <8 min. pace/mile to qualify).
Back by popular demand, the Kids Fun Run features a 300 yard dash and a half mile run for children ages 12 and under. Every child that participates in the Fun Run wins a prize!
Whether you plan to race, run or walk with a group of friends or your family, you can choose a team name and register as a team at a discounted price. Teams must have 5 or more participants. We encourage you to get creative with matching costumes and fanfare!
After the race, the festivities continue with music, facepainting, and healthy ocean activities that highlight the important role a healthy ocean plays for all life on earth. You can do your part and participate in a clean-up with Blue Ocean Society at 11:00 a.m.
Please remember that dogs are not allowed in Odiorne Point State Park. Strollers are not permitted on the 5k trail. Children, age 12 and under, must be accompanied by an adult on the 5k.
Special thanks to event sponsors Kennebunk Savings, Kohl's, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, PromoCentric, Run Portsmouth, z107 and 95.3 The Bull.
Want to do more to support Marine Mammal Rescue in New Hampshire?
All of the proceeds from the Rescue Run go to our Marine Mammal Rescue and ocean education efforts, but that is not enough. We need your help! Seals can't pay to be rescued and we rely on our community to keep our Marine Mammal Rescue Team ready to respond. Individual and team participants are encouraged to create a fundraising page when registering online. You'll earn special fundraising incentives, and the more money you raise, the bigger the prize! This year, every dollar donated to our Marine Mammal Rescue Fund will be doubled (up to $20,000) thanks to a generous challenge gift by local residents Cyrus and Bobbie Sweet. Please scroll down for the Marine Mammal Rescue Fundraising instructions
Enter to win great prize baskets in the Rescue Raffle, now through May 3! Purchase tickets at the admissions desk when you visit the Center or learn more and purchase tickets online now.
Register online by using the button here or download a
printable registration form.
You can view or download the Rescue Run 5k Trail Race trail map here.
This race is part of the Run Portsmouth race series. Check out the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce website to learn why you'll want to run in the other races in the series.
5k Trail Race (ages 13+):
$22 before April 21; $25 thereafter
5k Trail Race (ages 6-12):
$14 before April 21; $17 thereafter
5k Trail Race (under age 6):
Costs are per person. Teams must consist of 5 or more members who particpate in the 5k.
|5k Trail Race (ages 13+):||$20 before April 22; $23 thereafter|
|5k Trail Race (ages 6-12):||$12 before April 22; $15 thereafter|
|5k Age 5 and under:||Free|
Kids Fun Run
|Under age 5||300 yard dash||$6 9:40am|
|Ages 5-12||300 yard dash||$6 9:50am|
|Ages 12 and under||Half mile run||$6 10:00am|
Race and Walk Schedule
|5k Trail Race:||Registration 7:30-8:45am||Race begins at 9am*|
|Kids Fun Run:||Registration 7:30-8:45am||9:40, 9:50, 10am|
|Music and Activities:||10am-12pm|
Help spread the word, print and the Rescue Run flyer! Thank you!
Marine Mammal Rescue Fundraising
Whether you race, run or walk, please ask your friends and family to support you by making a donation to the Marine Mammal Rescue Fund. Print our Rescue Run Pledge Form or create your social fundraising page when you register, or create it now. It takes just 4 easy steps:
1. Create an account
2. Click on the "Become a Fundraiser" button on the top right of this page to create a Fundraising Page.
3. Create a Fundraising Goal
4. Share your page on your personal Facebook and Twitter, and send to all of your friends and family via email.
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