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Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K

Use your FEET to help our FINNED and FLIPPERED friends! Join runners, walkers, and animal-lovers for the 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

2019 Race Details:

  • WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 am
  • WHREE: Cape Cod Canal, by Railroad Bridge
  • COST: $25 pre-registration (until 5/16), $20 student pre-registration (until 5/16), $35 same day registration
    • Click here to register online
    • Click here to download a registration form to print and mail or drop off at 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay

*** T-Shirts guaranteed to the first 100 registrants! ***

*** We’re GOING GREEN! This is an eco-friendly race.***

*** Free NMLC Nalgene® bottles to all registrants! ***

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.

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 2019 Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K SPONSORS!
For more information on becoming a Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K 2019 sponsor, Click Here.

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle ($1,000-2,499):
Sea Turtle Solar

Loggerhead Sea Turtle ($500-999):
Breakwater Blue
Cape Cod Five
Coastal Engineering Company, Inc.
Rockland Trust
Jim & Ann Marie Zagzebski

Gray Seal ($250-499):
Carlson & Associates
Convention Data Services
The Fair Insurance Agency
G.H. Dunn Insurance Agency
Timothy Hines
Roberta Morris
Richardson Law

Harbor Seal ($100-249):
Anne & Jeffrey Cassim
Jim & Lorna Ciavola, in memory of Danny
Kids on the Cape
Krua Thai Restaurant

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