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The 5K Race and Scenic Course Information:
Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) invites you and your friendly four legged running companions to the 3rd Annual Ocean Commotion 5k Race! Now in its third 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 last year's course here). Designed for participants of all fitness levels, the 5K will be chip 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 a popular official tech t-shirt to commemorate the event.
Registration: 7:30 am -8:40 am
1 Mile Kid's Fun-Run (no registration or sign up fee required): TBD-check back for updates!
5K Walkers Start: 8:30 am sharp
5K Runners Start: 8:45 am sharp
Raffle Tickets Available: 7:30 am-10:00 am
Youth Activities: begin at 7:30 am until end of event
MMoME Informational Booth: 7:30 am until end of event
5K and Raffle Prizes Announced: ~10:00 am
Stay For Family and Kid's Activities!
Ocean Commotion will also inculde a variety of activities on race day for the whole family to enjoy! Starting the day off will be 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 activities to engage children in marine conservation, ranging from simulating the rescue of a stranded (stuffed animal) seal and caring for it through the rehabilitation process and releasing it 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 rescues, and ways to get involved.
For any additional information or questions, please contact Dominique Walk at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Come out and join Marine Mammals of Maine for a unique and beautiful walk or run along the ocean, far from vehicles and traffic-all to benefit marine mammal response, rescue, care and education. The best part? Friendly, leashed dogs are encouraged to participate! Last year, Ocean Commotion 5K raised just over $13,000.00! 100% of that went directly towards helping the nearly 300 marine mammals and sea turtles we responded to in 2016. Check out our website to learn more about MMoME's mission, the important work we do, and how to help or get involved at www.mmome.org
If you're not a runner we still have activities for you and the family to enjoy, from youth activities to engage children in marine conservation and education, to fun and amazing raffle items, and a booth about Marine Mammals of Maine's work, mission, goals, and a few stories of our favorite rescues-some of which even took place right on Hermit Island!