Run for the Animals

Sat October 3, 2020 Brigantine, NJ 08203 US 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 42nd Anniversary and having responded to over 5,400 stranded whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles!  This 5K Run/Walk is one of the best races at the Jersey Shore. 

Race Format: To comply with CDC guidelines and an anticipated restriction on group size, the Run for the Animals Race  will be moving to an 8a.m. - 9:00 am Time Trail start format.  The Start/Finish line will remain open from 8a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Runners are encouraged to start anytime between 8a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and must finish by 10:15 a.m.  The race will be scored off of chip time measured from your individual start time to your finish time. 

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. 

Awesome post-race buffet by Laguna Grill and Rum Bar.  The best post-race buffet of any race in New Jersey! ($10 fee for buffet for adult non-participants, $3 for 5-12 yrs, and free 4 & under).  

  • The Marine Mammal Stranding Center has responded to over 5,500 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 250 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 Oct 3rd, 2020.   Race day Registration/Packet Pickup begins @ 7:00) Race bibs and shirts may also be picked up on Friday, October 2nd between 4 and 6 pm at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, 3625 Brigantine Blvd, Brigantine, NJ 

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

Prizes: First Overall Male and Female, plus top finishers 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 September 18th, registration increases to $30.  On-site race day registration $40 (cash or credit) and begins at 7:00 am.  Save money by clicking "Sign Up" (above) to enter now.

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Race Day Registration

Race Day Registration will be available

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Fee: $40.00

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

All runners registered by September 7th will be guaranteed a custom Run for the Animals 5K race shirt.  Runners registered after September 7th will  be eligible for a Marine Mammals Stranding Center shirt as supplies last.

Grey Seal Sponsor

Garden State Veterinary Specialist


AlisonPaul Builders
Brigantine VFW #6964
Brindisi Builders
Stonehenge Building and Development 

Business Patrons

Absecon Veterinary Hospital
Andre's Italian Restaurant
B & B Floor Covering
Bowles, Jim
Brigantine Auto & Marine 
Brigantine Chiropractic Center
Brigantine Republican Club
Cardiff Memorial VFW
Connie Pyatt Photography
Gallagher Mechanical
Insurance Agencies Inc.
Jeffrey R. Delson, DDS, PA
Keates-Plum Funeral Home
Pirates Den
The LePera Team
Trimtek LLC
Weichert Realtors/Woerner Custom Builders


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