The 5K Race and Scenic Course Information:
Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) invites you and your friendly four legged running companions to the 5th Annual Ocean Commotion 5k Race! Now in its fifth year, this scenic 5K will benefit Marine Mammals of Maine and its work educating about, and providing response, assistance, and care to stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in southern and midcoast Maine. The unique 5K course is set far from vehicle traffic and takes runners, joggers, walkers, and their canine companions along trails by the ocean, offering stunning coastal scenery (check out photos of previous years’ course here). Designed for participants of all fitness levels, the 5K is professionally chipped timed and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male, and top 3 female finishers, as well as the top 3 dogs to cross the finish line. During the registration process, you can opt to purchase popular official tech gear to commemorate the event, and further support our work.
Registration: 8:15 am-9:40 am
5K Walkers Start: 9:00 am sharp
5K Runners Start: 9:45 am sharp
Kid’s 1 Mile at Fun Run: 10:00 am
Raffle Tickets Available: 8:10 am-11:00 am
Youth Activities: begin at 8:15 am until end of event
MMoME Informational Booth: 8:15 am until end of event
5K and Raffle Prizes Announced: ~10:45 am
Stay For Family and Kid’s Activities!
Ocean Commotion will also include a variety of activities on race day for the whole family to enjoy! Activities include a kid’s 1 mile fun-run with prizes for every participant (no registration or registration fee for the fun-run). There will also be many youth and family activities to engage children in marine conservation, ranging from simulating the rescue of a stranded seal and dolphin, caring for them through our rehabilitation process, and releasing them back to the ocean, ocean-themed coloring books, whale bone puzzles, and much more!
Other Fun Race-Day Activities!
There will also be a raffle before, during and just after the race with many very exciting items Whether you like snow mobile rides, restaurant gift certificates, nautical decor, pet supplies or white water rafting, there will be something for everyone. All raffle proceeds will benefit MMoME. Race day activities will also include booths with information about Marine Mammals of Maine, the work we do, some of our favorite responses and rescues, and ways to get involved.
For any additional information or questions, please contact Dominique Walk at [email protected]