Blog : 5K Rescue Run for Marine Mammal Rescue

By Mary | Apr 23, 2014 | in

RYE -- The Seacoast Science Center is hosting a 5K trail race this Saturday, April 26, in order to raise money for rescuing marine mammals and providing New Hampshire ocean education. The 5K race and two mile walk are sponsored by Kennebunk Savings Bank, one of the Green Alliance's Business Partners. The scenic Rescue Run, formerly known as the Whale of a 5K Trail Race, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Participants will run or walk through the historical cross-country trails in Odiorne Point State Park. The 5K will provides runners with landscape views of the forest, old military fortifications, and sandy beaches.

The Rescue Run is both competitive and non-competitive. Those who place in the top five will be awarded a prize, however, it is not mandatory that all runners and walkers compete with that goal in mind. Families with young children can choose a two mile, stroller-friendly trail instead. The walking path is an alternative route to running that makes sure the whole family can be involved. All teams need at least five members and are encouraged to make matching t-shirts.

Registration will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The race costs $23 for anyone ages 13 and older and $15 for kids between the ages of 6 and 12. Teams will receive a discounted price which is another reason why friends and family members should group up. All of the proceeds will go towards the Marine Mammal Rescue Program and other ocean education projects. The Rescue Run is just one of the races featured in the Run Portsmouth race series. Those who want to support marine life without running or walking can partake in the social fundraising option by creating a personal fundraising webpage. A free Earth Day celebration will take place after the race from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Seacoast Science Center is located in Odirone Point State Park, Rte. 1A, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH. For more information call 603-436-8043 or visit

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