Run for the Animals

Sat May 18, 2019 Brigantine, NJ US 08203 Directions


9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

1400 Ocean Avenue
Brigantine, NJ US 08203
Celebrate Marine Mammal Stranding Center's 40th Anniversary and having responded to over 5,000 stranded whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles!  This 5K Run/Walk is one of the best races at the Jersey Shore. 


 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. 

Awesome post-race buffet by Laguna Grill and Rum Bar.  The best post-race buffet of any race in New Jersey!  ($5 fee for buffet for non-participants).  Plus, ticket auction for Beautiful Baskets and gift items.

  • The Marine Mammal Stranding Center has responded to over 5,000 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore, over the years throughout New Jersey.  

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!
Marine Mammal Stranding Center T-Shirt available for all entries!  Walkers welcome (must finish in 50 minutes or less to get official time, but you are still welcome even if you walk slower than that).  We are aiming for 225 participants this year.

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!

Race Date: Saturday May 18, 2019 at 9:00 am (Registration/Packet Pickup begins @ 7:45)

Location: Laguna Grill & Rum Bar, 1400 Ocean Ave., Brigantine

Prizes: First Overall Male and Female, plus top three in Age Groups (M/F) for 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+  (walkers welcome, but you must finish 5K within 37 minutes (approximately) to be eligible for awards)
Race Central located at Laguna Grill, 1400 Ocean Avenue, Brigantine, NJ  08203
After May 1st, registration increases to $30.  On-site race day registration $35 (cash or credit) and begins at 7:30 am.  Save money by clicking "Sign Up" (above) to enter now.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Day Registration

Race Day Registration will be available

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Fee: $35.00

Video: See What Marine Mammal Stranding Center Does!
Commemorative Custom Race Shirt

All runners registered by May 1st will be guaranteed a custom Run for the Animals 5K race shirt.  Runners registered after May 1st will  be eligible for a Marine Mammals Stranding Center shirt as supplies last.

Grey Seal Sponsor

Garden State Veterinary Specialist


Alison Paul Builders

Brindisi Builders

Cusamano Builders

David A. Donati DMD, PA

Nextek Energy Management

Stonehenge Builders

The Law Office of Brian D. Heun

Wayne Feret


Business Patrons

Absecon Veterinary Hospital
Andre's Italian Restaurant
B & B Floor Covering
Brigantine Auto & Marine 
Brigantine Chiropractic Center/Dr.Dorie Herndon
Brigantine Fire Fighters
Brigantine Elks Lodge 2428
Brigantine Republican Club
Burns Klemm Custom Home Builders
D'Annunzio Custom Homes
Gallagher Mechanical
Insurance Agencies Inc.
Jeffrey R. Delson, DDS, PA
Jim Bowles
Keates-Plum Funeral Home
Mc Hugh's Primo Pizza
Mohr Mechanical 
Pirates Den
Soul Berri Coffee & Smoothies
The Lepera Team
TowBoat US Phila./Jack Kelly
Trimtek LLC
Woerner Custom Builders


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