Feet, Fins, and Flippers 5K Race

Feet Fins & Flippers 5K
On behalf of everyone at the National Marine Life Center, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Bourne community for helping to make this year’s “Feet, Fins, and Flippers 5K” a success. Over 260 runners, walkers, sponsors, and supporters stepped up to help our finned and flippered friends! Participants ranged from experienced racers seeking to better their times to folks joining us for their first 5K and giving it their all.

Stephen C. Infascelli provided timing services. A team of several dozen volunteers, interns, trustees, AmeriCorps Cape Cod volunteers, and Girl Scout Troop 80712 of Duxbury collectively contributed hundreds of hours to ensure the event went smoothly. With your support, we raised over $10,000 to rehabilitate sick and injured marine animals, advance science, and teach kids of all ages about ocean conservation.

We’d like to especially thank our sponsors, whose generosity made this event possible. Kemp’s ridley sponsors included Carlson & Associates of Sandwich, Convention Data Services of Bourne, and the Enterprise. Loggerhead sponsors included Heritage Sands in Dennis and Ann Marie and Jim Zagzebski. Gray seal sponsors included Bayside Runner, Buzzards Bay Veterinary Associates, the Fair Insurance Agency of Centerville, Cape Cod Sportswear/Hammerhead Creatives, Wagner Auto Group, and Wilcox & Barton, Inc. Harbor seal sponsors included A Direct Solution, Cape Cod Life Publications, John Carroll, Cassim Farms, Falmouth Animal Hospital, G.H. Dunn Insurance Agency, Kids on the Cape, Santander Bank, Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP, and Kathy Zagzebski.  Additional in-kind donations were provided by AT&T, Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours, Kate Howland, Mazzilli’s Farm Stand in Wareham, Heidi Sanders, Shaw’s of Wareham, Stop & Shop in Sandwich, Trader Joe’s in Runners take your mark....NMLC Summer Interns!


Hyannis, and Walmart.

Again, thank you for supporting the National Marine Life Center and our
marine animal rehabilitation, science, and education programs.


Posted by Chase M.
Chase is a Summer, 2014 Intern at the National Marine Life Center. He is pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT.