Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals

The Rescue Run Race for Marine Mammals, presented by Meredith Village Savings Bank, features a chip-timed 5K race and kids fun run in beautiful Odiorne Point State Park. Join us and help save the seals!

Thank you to all who joined us for our 15th annual Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals! We could not hold this event without your support, dozens of volunteers, generous sponsors, and local businesses who donate food and prize items. Click below for the final race results.

Save the date for next year! Saturday, April 19, 2025

About the Race

The Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals is our largest annual fundraising event to benefit our Marine Mammal Rescue program. What better way to support SSC’s wildlife conservation and educational outreach work than taking part in our 5K through our beautiful seaside Odiorne Point State Park location!

Thank you in advance for supporting Marine Mammal Rescue!

Registration Fees

Individual Participants Fees

5k Trail Race (ages 13+):

$30* ($35 day of)

5k Trail Race (ages 6-12):

$20* ($25 day of) 

5k Trail Race (under age 6):


Kids Fun Run Fees

Up to age 12

300 yard dash or 1/2 mile run


*Registration closes at 9pm on Thursday, 4/18 (onsite registration will be available Saturday before the run from 7:30–8:30am).

Odiorne Point State Park 5K Trail

The Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals trail route through Odiorne Point State Park features varied terrain—you’ll run through the forest, by the rocky shore, across a sandy beach, and alongside historic military fortifications—and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Gulf of Maine and Little Harbor. 

Download the Rescue Run 5K Trail Map.

The 5K trail is not stroller-friendly. Please remember that dogs are not allowed in Odiorne Point State Park. An adult must accompany children aged 12 and under on the 5K.

Rescue Run Event T-Shirts

This year’s official race t-shirt is a moisture-wicking performance short-sleeve shirt in adult sizes only. The first 150 registrants receive a FREE shirt. Race shirts are also available for purchase for just $15 during the registration process.

5K Trail Race Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female overall times, as well as top finishers in gender.

Kids Fun Run

The Kids Fun Run features a 300-yard dash for ages 1-7 and a half-mile run for children ages 8-12. Every child that participates in the Fun Run wins a prize!

Children begin running at the annual Rescue Run race at the Seacoast Science Center

Beach Cleanup

Join Blue Ocean Society for one of their Earth Day Beach Cleanups right here in Odiorne Point State Park after the race at 11am. Please register with Blue Ocean Society in advance by clicking the button below. The OPSP cleanup is found in the Earth Day Cleanups section. 

A family shows what they picked up off the shore during a beach cleanup.

Our Corporate Partners

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Meredith Village Savings Bank, sponsors New Hampshire State Parks, Portsmouth SCUBA, Spine by Design, and in-kind supporter Centrus Digital.

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Sponsoring the Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals is an excellent way for your company to reach families from across the region. To learn more, please contact us at 603-436-8043,  ext.14 or

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.