Every year, MMSC puts together events to both educate and promote our efforts.  As a non-profit, this enables us to continue our goal to save and preserve marine wildlife.

Run for the Animals 2017

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Please join us for our annual Run for the Animals 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 20th at the Laguna Grill & Rum Bar, located at 1400 Ocean Ave in Brigantine, NJ.

This benefit helps fund our efforts for the rescue and release of marine animals that wash ashore on NJ beaches and waterways.

The race starts at 9:00 am, with registration beginning at 7:30 am. After the race, participants can enjoy a full brunch buffet, courtesy of Laguna Grill & Rum Bar. There will be an after-run block party that is free to attend, and includes crafts, games, drawings and a best dressed pet contest - - so dress your pets to impress!

Registration for the 5K is as follows:

  • $20 for registration (without a t-shirt) until April 22nd
  • $25 for registration (with a t-shirt) until April 22nd
  • $30 for registration after April 22nd (with a t-shirt)
  • $30 for registration on race day (with limited t-shirts)
  • Registration is FREE for anyone who raises $200 or more in donations.

A $10 pet entry fee includes a chance to win great prizes for funniest, most original, and best dressed child/dog team. (Proceeds from the pet contest will support MMSC & Beacon Animal Rescue)

All attendees (runners and non-runners) may purchase raffle tickets to be used at our great auction the day of the event!

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 SpectaSport - "Contemporary Timing for a Connected World". Results available on kiosks instantly upon finishing! Online results published and updated while race is in progress!

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 to be eligible for awards)

race results

Event Properties

Event Date 05-20-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 05-20-2017 12:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

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SPONSORS (Run-4-the-Animals 5K)

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  • Dr. David A. Donati, DMD
  • Insurance Agencies Inc.
  • Marian Knowles
  • The Law Office of Brian Heun
  • Absecon Veterinary Specialist
  • Alison Paul Builders
  • Andre's Italian Restaurant
  • Bayside Marina
  • Beach Buddies Animal Hospital
  • B & B Floor Covering
  • Jim Bowles
  • Brigantine Fire Department
  • Brigantine Elks Lodge 2428
  • Brindisi Builders
  • Dr. Jeffrey R. Delson, DDS, PA
  • Gallagher Mechanical
  • Keates-Plum Funeral Home
  • The LePera Team
  • Mc Hugh's Primo Pizza
  • ReMax Coastal
  • Woerner Custom Builders
  • Brigantine Chiropractic
  • TowBoat US Philadelphia / Jack Kelly
  • Scott Cronick of WOND
  • Wibbage FM 94.3
  • Brigantine Physical Therapy & Fitness
  • Connie Pyatt Photography
  • Atlantic Coast Moving & Storage

Unable to attend and wish to make a donation?

There are many ways to help the efforts of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.  The simplest is to use our One Time Donation.