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Run for the Animals

Saturday October 3rd, 2020

Brigantine, NJ

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Update May 12: As of now, there are only 24 registration slots available in the event. The registration will close when we reach 400 registered athletes.


****UPDATE****Free breakfast included to the first 350 athletes currently 29 free breakfasts available.  Registration will close when we reach 400 athletes. 

Celebrate Marine Mammal Stranding Center's 43rd Anniversary and having responded to over 5,630 stranded whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles!  This 5K Run/Walk is one of the best races at the Jersey Shore. 

To allow for social distancing at the start we will be scoring all runners based on 'chip time'.  This is your individual measurement from your start to finish.  We will have an open start line from 8:00 till 8:30 a.m.  Elite runners going for the win may self seed themselves to the front.  There is no need to stand crowded together at the start line.  

The official start time will be 8:00 a.m. The start line will remain open for late starts till 8:30 a.m.  Course will close at 9:30 a.m.

We ask that all runners wear a face mask during packet pickup / checkin, and that you practice social distancing during the event.  Runners do not need to wear masks while racing.

Award Ceremony: There will not be a physical award ceremony after the race.  Awards will still be available for pickup  at the conclusion of the event, or throughout the following week at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.  All participants will also receive a custom finisher certificate, emailed at the conclusion of the event.

This race is baby stroller friendly AND dog friendly!

Close to everywhere.  Just 8 minutes from the Harrah's , Borgata & Golden Nugget Casinos in Atlantic City. 

This is a 5K Race with Chip Timing and Results Kiosks by Second Wind Race Timing - "Empowering Race Directors".  Results available on kiosks instantly upon finishing!  Online results published and updated while race is in progress!
Race T-Shirt guaranteed for all entries before May 10th.

Walkers welcome (must finish in 50 minutes or less to get official time, but you are still welcome even if you walk slower).  

Race entry fees: $25 until May 1st.  $35 May 2nd until 6 pm on May 21st; 

$45 after 6 pm, Friday May 21st.

HOW TO RACE FOR FREE:  Become a Fundraiser when you enter.  Fundraisers who raise at least $200 in online donations get their entry fee refunded!

Packet pick-up: Race bibs and shirts may be picked up on Friday, May 21st between 4 and 6 pm at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, 3625 Brigantine Blvd, Brigantine, NJ.  Race Day  Packet Pickup begins @ 7:00am on the beach behind Laguna Grill at 14th Street and the ocean.

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Start Location

1400 Ocean Avenue, Brigantine, NJ

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