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2023 Ocean Commotion 5K

October 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Join us for the 9th Annual Ocean Commotion 5K Race! This scenic 5K benefits Marine Mammals of Maine and its work educating about and providing response, assistance, and care to stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in southern and midcoast Maine.

The Ocean Commotion course is appropriate for participants of all fitness levels and takes runners, joggers, walkers, and their canine companions along trails by the ocean, offering stunning coastal scenery and freedom from traffic noise. The timed heats are professionally chip-timed, and prizes will be awarded to the top three male, female, and canine finishers.

You can further support MMoME’s work by purchasing official tech gear to commemorate the event, purchasing raffle tickets, making a donation, or starting a fundraiser to recruit your friends’ and family’s support of marine mammal and sea turtle conservation efforts.

Other Race Day Activities

  • A kids 1-mile fun run with prizes for every participant (no registration or registration fee required!)
  • Youth and family activities to engage children in marine conservation:  Simulation of the process of rescue and rehab process of a stranded seal, ocean-themed coloring books, whale bone puzzles, and more
  • Race-day raffle before, during, and just after the race benefitting marine mammal and sea turtle response, rehab, and outreach—including jewelry, artwork, gift certificates, etc.
  • Info booths about Marine Mammals of Maine, the work we do, some of our favorite responses and rescues, and ways to get involved

Race Day Schedule

Registration: 8:15 am – 9:15 am
5K Walkers Start: 9:00 am sharp
5K Runners Start: 9:20 am sharp
Kids 1-Mile Fun Run Start: 9:30 am
Raffle Tickets Available: 8:15 am – 10:30 am
5K and Raffle Prizes Announced: 10:30 am
Youth Activities: 8:15 am – end of event (~11:00 am)
MMoME Informational Booth: 8:15 am – end of event (~11:00 am)

Additional information and registration


October 14, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hermit Island Campground
6 Hermit Island Road
Phippsburg, ME 04562 United States
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