Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals!

Run, race, or walk on the beautiful 5K trail in Odiorne Point State Park to help save the seals!

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!

This year, we are proud to have the Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals be part of the Rye 400 Celebration.

Thank you in advance for supporting Marine Mammal Rescue!

Registration Fees

Individual Participants Fees

5k Trail Race (ages 13+):

$30 ($35 after 4/16)

5k Trail Race (ages 6-12):

$20 ($25 after 4/16) 

5k Trail Race (under age 6):


Kids Fun Run Fees

Up to age 12

300 yard dash or 1/2 mile run


Odiorne Point State Park 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.

Please be aware that the route is subject to change.

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 and age categories and best ocean-themed costume.

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

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 or

Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.