Every year, MMSC puts together events to both educate and promote our efforts.  As a non-profit, this enables us to continue our goal to save and preserve marine wildlife.


05-19-2018 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Laguna Grill
Laguna Grill
1400 Ocean Avenue, Brigantine, NJ 08203, USA

Run for the animals MMSC 400

Celebrate Marine Mammal Stranding Center's 40th Anniversary and having responded to over 5,000 stranded whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles!  This 5K Run/Walk is one of the best races at the Jersey Shore. 

  • This race is baby stroller friendly AND dog-friendly!

Close to everywhere.  Just 8 minutes from the Harrah's, Borgata & Golden Nugget Casinos in Atlantic City. 

Awesome post-race buffet by Laguna Grill and Rum Bar.  The best post-race buffet of any race in New Jersey!  ($5 fee for buffet for non-participants).  Plus, ticket auction for Beautiful Baskets and gift items.

  • The Marine Mammal Stranding Center has responded to over 5,000 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore, over the years throughout New Jersey.  

This is a 5K Race with Chip Timing and Results Kiosks by SpectaSport - "Contemporary Timing for a Connected World".  Results available on kiosks instantly upon finishing!  Online results published and updated while race is in progress!
Marine Mammal Stranding Center T-Shirt available for all entries!  Walkers welcome (must finish in 50 minutes or less to get official time, but you are still welcome even if you walk slower than that).  We are aiming for 225 participants this year.

HOW TO RACE FOR FREE:  Become a Fundraiser when you enter.  Fundraisers who raise at least $200 in online donations get their entry fee refunded!

Prizes: First Overall Male and Female, plus top three in Age Groups (M/F) for 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+  (walkers welcome, but you must finish 5K within 37 minutes (approximately) to be eligible for awards)

After May 10, registration increases to $30.  On-site race day registration $35 (cash or credit) and begins at 7:30 am.  Save money by clicking "Sign Up" (above) to enter now.

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Race Date: Saturday May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am (Registration/Packet Pickup begins @ 7:30)

Location: Laguna Grill & Rum Bar, 1400 Ocean Ave., Brigantine, NJ  (View Map)


05-19-2018 9:00 am -10:00 am
Laguna Grill & Rum Bar
Laguna Grill & Rum Bar
1400 Ocean Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203, USA

Join us for Yoga and a Full Breakfast Buffet!

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08-09-2018 6:00 pm -9:30 pm
One Atlantic Ocean
One Atlantic Ocean
The Pier Shops Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, USA

You are cordially invited to the
"Dancing with Dolphins Gala"
Celebrating the Marine Mammal Stranding Center’s 40th Anniversary

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The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is proud to present our Annual Gala, “Dancing with Dolphins”, on Thursday, August 9th, from 6:00-9:30 PM, hosted by One Atlantic Events located at Caesars Atlantic City.

As part of our celebration, we are honoring Co-Chairman of the Board Mr. Bill Kindle for his over 20 years of service and dedication.

Enjoy breathtaking views, world-class gourmet food, and complimentary beer and wine while listening to live jazz by the famous Bob Ferguson and the Breckerville Group.

There will be a variety of auctions including ticket, silent, live, and a unique art auction.

Each year One Atlantic Events generously donates their beautiful facility and fantastic cuisine in support of the Stranding Center!

There is convenient parking and complimentary tram service available for pick up and drop off.

Suggested attire is business or cocktail.

Tickets are $80 in advance or $95 after August 3rd and at the door.   

Groups of 10 get the 10th ticket FREE.  Call if you wish to reserve a table of 10. Pay for a table of 9 guests and get the 10th person free! (The payment for 9 seats must be submitted together).  Group of 10 is $720 till August 3rd. August 4th till the day of the event, a table of 10 is $855.

Tickets can be purchased online below or by calling 609-266-0538.

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 

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SPONSORS (Run-4-the-Animals 5K)

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  • Dr. David A. Donati, DMD
  • Insurance Agencies Inc.
  • Marian Knowles
  • The Law Office of Brian Heun
  • Absecon Veterinary Specialist
  • Alison Paul Builders
  • Andre's Italian Restaurant
  • Bayside Marina
  • Beach Buddies Animal Hospital
  • B & B Floor Covering
  • Jim Bowles
  • Brigantine Fire Department
  • Brigantine Elks Lodge 2428
  • Brindisi Builders
  • Dr. Jeffrey R. Delson, DDS, PA
  • Gallagher Mechanical
  • Keates-Plum Funeral Home
  • The LePera Team
  • Mc Hugh's Primo Pizza
  • ReMax Coastal
  • Woerner Custom Builders
  • Brigantine Chiropractic
  • TowBoat US Philadelphia / Jack Kelly
  • Scott Cronick of WOND
  • Wibbage FM 94.3
  • Brigantine Physical Therapy & Fitness
  • Connie Pyatt Photography
  • Atlantic Coast Moving & Storage

Unable to attend and wish to make a donation?

There are many ways to help the efforts of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.  The simplest is to use our One Time Donation.