Run, race or walk to help save the seals!
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Thank you to all who came out for our Rescue Run 2022 in support our Marine Mammal Rescue work and to enjoy a beautiful day on the trails of Odiorne Point State Park!
About the Race
The Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals is our largest annual fundraising event to benefit our Marine Mammal Rescue program. We will be there cheering you on as we celebrate your support of our wildlife conservation and educational outreach work.
Thank you in advance for supporting our work!
Odiorne Point State Park Trail
The Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals OPSP trail route 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 remember that dogs are not allowed in Odiorne Point State Park. Children, age 12 and under, must be accompanied by an adult 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; color TBD! 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!
View the 5k trail map here.
Individual Participants Fees
|5k Trail Race (ages 13+):||$35|
|5k Trail Race (ages 6-12):||$25|
|5k Trail Race (under age 6):||FREE|
Kids Fun Run Fees
|Up to age 12||300 yard dash or 1/2 mile run||$8|
Corporate Partnership Opportunities
Here is what the Rescue Run looks like during a typical year:
After the race, stay to join the Blue Ocean Society for a beach clean-up at 11:00am! We’ll comb the shore of Odiorne to collect and record data on trash we pick up and help keep our ocean healthy, ensuring it does not become marine debris.
Want to do more?
You can create your own fundraiser right on our SSC Marine Mammal Rescue Facebook page. Facebook fundraisers are easy to set up: just click on the Fundraisers tab on our page, then click on Raise Money. Then, share with your network of friends, family, and colleagues and invite them to support you. We will award a special prize to the person who raises the most money through their Facebook fundraiser, so get started today!
If you prefer, you can make a donation to our Marine Mammal Rescue Fund now, when you register, or on race day. Or, you can choose to donate supplies from our Amazon Wish List.
No matter how you choose to give, all funds raised go directly to SSC Marine Mammal Rescue and will help us respond to animals in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. The seals can’t pay so every dollar counts!