Whale of a 5k Trail Race and Kids Fun Run, April 20, 2013 in Rye, NH

Dear Running Club,

The Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH will host its fifth annual Whale of a 5k Trail Race & Kids’ Fun Run at Odiorne Point State Park Saturday, April 20, 2013.

This all-terrain trail will take you along Rye’s rocky shoreline and sandy beaches, through the forest, and past historic military forts. The cross-country trail run was created by Eastern Mountain Sports’ Extreme Team captain, Jennifer Shultis. This is a chip timed race. The race will be timed in 4 waves to allow for crowd control on the course. The first 175 5k participants will receive an official race t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female finisher and the top two winners in each age and gender category for the 5K.

The Kids’ Fun Run for ages 12 and under will include a 100 yard dash and/or a 1/2 mile run. All Fun Run participants will win a prize!

Come prepared to run on varied terrain and for whatever the weather may bring. Competitive and non-competitive runners are welcome. No dogs please.

Our Whale of a 5k Trail Race & Kids’ Fun Run is a community event that gets families outdoors and connected with nature while supporting the Seacoast Science Center’s environmental education efforts. Following the race, celebrate Earth Day Every Day with music, a beach clean-up, and vendors who will educate our community on reducing our carbon footprint.

This race is part of the Portsmouth Community Road Race Series. To learn more about participating in this series, visit www.pcrrs.org.

Cost: 5k Trail Race- $18 advance registration; $23 after April 15.
5k Family Rate- $50 advance registration for up to five family members; $60 after April 15. Kids’ Fun Run $6 advance registration or on day of event.

Download your registration form at www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events or go to www.active.com and search Whale of a 5k. (There is an additional fee to register online.)

Schedule of events

Registration                             7:30-8:45 am
Welcome                                 8:45 am
5K Trail Run                           9:00 am
Kid’s Fun Run                         9:30-10:30 am
Awards and Raffles                10:30 am
Music/Earth Day Celebration 10 am-12 pm

Please consider passing the word about this race to the others in your club. You will not only be running a great course, but your registration fee will support the Seacoast Science Center’s environmental education efforts. Club members can sign-up for the race using the attached registration form or by going online to http://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events

Questions? Please contact Ashley Stokes, 603-436-8043 ext. 14 or a.stokes@seacentr.org


More about the Seacoast Science Center:

The Seacoast Science Center is committed to meeting the national call to strengthen the country’s awareness of the importance of the oceans through dynamic and innovative programs and exhibits. With your help we can connect people to nature in a time when it is more important than ever to understand the world around us. Money raised supports everything we do, from feeding our fish and keeping the lights on, to engaging children and adults in meaningful environmental programs every day.

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