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Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals

5k Trail Race and 2 Mile Walk

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 am


Our Whale of a 5k Trail Race has a new name to reflect our new Marine Mammal Rescue initiative. The Kennebunk Savings' Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals features the popular 5k chip-timed trail race through Odiorne Point State Park. New this year, we've added a 2 mile stroller-friendly walk so families of all ages and abilities can participate. For those who would like to help raise money for Marine Mammal Rescue, we are providing a social fundraising component with an optional personal online fundraising page.

Now in its sixth 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. 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).

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. Teams must have 5 or more participants. Get creative with matching costumes and fanfare!

The first 175 registrants for the race or walk, 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.

All of the proceeds from our 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 so we are counting on our community to keep our Marine Mammal Rescue Team ready to respond. Individual and team participants are encouraged to create their own fundraising page when registering online or by following the steps listed below. We will offer special fundraising incentives; the more money you raise, the bigger the prize! [prize incentives to come] But remember, every dollar makes a difference.

After the race, the festivities continue with a free Earth Day celebration. Enjoy music, a "seal of approval" kid's obstacle course, and earth-friendly activities that highlight the important role a healthy ocean plays for all life on earth. And, you can do your part and participate in a clean-up with Blue Ocean Society

Take a chance on winning great gift baskets at the Rescue Raffle, at the Center or online now. Prizes include Waterville Valley ski passes, Red Sox tickets, and more.

Please remember that dogs are not allowed in Odiorne Point State Park. Children, age 12 and under, must be accompanied by an adult on the race or walk.

Download a printable registration form or register online by following the link below.

View the Rescue Run 5k Trail Race and 2 Mile Walk trail map.

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.

Special thanks to event sponsors Kennebunk Savings, ClearChannel Radio, Kohls, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, PromoCentric, ReVision Engergy, and Run Portsmouth.

Registration Fee
Individual Participants

5k Trail Race or 2 Mile Walk (ages 13+):

$20 before April 22; $23 thereafter

5k Trail Race or 2 Mile Walk (ages 6-12):

$12 before April 22; $15 thereafter

Age 5 and under:





Team Participants
Costs are per person. Teams must consist of 5 or more members who particpate in either the race or walk.

5k Trail Race or 2 Mile Walk (ages 13+): $18 before April 22; $20 thereafter
5k Trail Race or 2 Mile Walk (ages 6-12): $10 before April 22; $12 thereafter
Age 5 and under: Free






Race and Walk Schedule

5k Trail Race: Registration 7:30-8:45am Race begins at 9am*
2 Mile Walk: Registration 7:30-8:45am Walk begins at 9am
Awards: 10am  
Raffles: 10:30am  
Music and Festivities: 10am-12pm  
Beach Clean-up: 11am  






*race start time will stagger by runner's average pace per mile; choose your pace category when you register.

Whether you race, run or walk, please ask your friends and family to support you by making a donation to the Marine Mammal Rescue Program. 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. Create a Fundraising Page

3. Create a Fundraising Goal
4. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and email.

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