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Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K

Register now for the Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K!Use your FEET to help our FINNED and FLIPPERED friends! Join runners, walkers, and animal-lovers for the 10th Annual Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K to raise money for the National Marine Life Center! Run, walk, roll, stroll, flip, skip, from near and afar – join us! This is a fun, family oriented, pet-friendly event.

*** CHIP TIMING! ***
Provided by Granite State Race Services


  • WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:00 am
  • WHERE: Cape Cod Canal, Buzzards Bay side, near Railroad Bridge
  • COST:
    Pre-registration (until 5/12 at midnight): $30 regular, $25 student
    Same-day registration: $40 regular, $30 student

** T-Shirts & Nalgene Bottles guaranteed to the first 200 registrants! **

*** We’re GREEN for the BLUE! This is an eco-friendly race. ***


Pick up your race bibs and t-shirt early and save time on Race Day! Marathon Sports, 9 Court Street, Plymouth, MA is hosting a number pickup on DATE TBD.


The race begins at the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge, at the west end of Main Street, next to Buzzards Bay Park and the train station. The flat, scenic course travels down and back along the beautiful Cape Cod Canal. Ample parking is available. There will be a water station along the route accessible in both directions. Click here for a map of the route.

Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female winners. Prizes will also be awarded to male and female winners in each of the following six age groups.

  • Neonate (12 and under)
  • Pup (13-19)
  • Yearling (20-29)
  • Juvenile (30-39)
  • Sub-Adult (40-49)
  • Adult (50-59)
  • Senior (60+)

Click Here to register on-line!

This year’s race is going greener! Eco-friendly features include: free reusable Nalgene bottles to the first 200 participants, free race t-shirts with recycled content to the first 200 participants, water stations, compostable cups at water stations, boxed water at the finish line, recycling bins, and compost bins.

Can’t make it or live too far away to join us? Register to “Flip from Afar!” Wherever you are, run, walk, roll, stroll, flip, skip, dance, prance, swim, crawl, jump. We’ll mail you your t-shirt after the race. And feel free to post photos of yourself being active to help marine animals on NMLC’s Facebook page!

Interested in sponsoring the race? Contact Kathy Zagzebski at for more information and sponsorship benefits.

All event proceeds – including race fees, donations, and sponsorships – directly benefit the National Marine Life Center’s marine animal rehabilitation, science, and education programs.
Our goal is to raise $15,000 to help care for sick and injured seals and sea turtles!

THANK YOU to our growing list of 2020 Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K SPONSORS!

For more information on becoming a Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K 2020 sponsor, Click Here.

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle ($1,000+):
Roberta Morris

Loggerhead Sea Turtle ($500+):
Cape Cod 5
Rockland Trust
Sea Turtle Solar
Ann Marie & Jim Zagzebski

Gray Seal ($250+):
Boatworx of Cape Cod
Glynn Electric
Marathon Sports
Pattie Piva

Harbor Seal ($100+):
A Direct Solution
Anne & Jeff Cassim
Lorna & Jim Ciavola, in memory of Daniel
Kids on the Cape
Krua Thai
Leo’s Breakfast Restaurant
Kathy Zagzebski

Other & In-Kind:

On behalf of the animals, thank you for your support!