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AUTHOR: The Marine Mammal Center, News Release
The Marine Mammal Center is proud to present the 22nd annual Run For The Seals race, Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands, Sausalito. The four-mile race begins at 9am and is open to runners, walkers, families with baby joggers and even dogs.
Proceeds benefit The Marine Mammal Center. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in various age categories and all registrants will receive a commemorative Run For The Seals t-shirt.
Run For The Seals is a fun, family-oriented event, that allows newcomers as well as people familiar with the work we do, to enjoy the beauty of the Marin Headlands, help support us in our goal of rescuing and treating elephant seals, sea lions and other marine life, and get a little exercise too, said B. J. Griffin, Executive Director of The Center. The work we do, and the resulting research and information we learn, helps all of us understand how diseases, global warming, and man-made threats affect marine mammals, which in turn, affect the health of our ocean, and us. New this year, The Center will host an online silent auction starting in February. Top items up for auction are a Sea Lion Celebration behind-the-scenes tour and a Dolphin Discovery tour from Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo. Runners and supporters will enjoy music from KFOG, some delicious food and coffee, vendor booths and theyll be able to learn more about The Center through docent led tours.
Online pre-registration for the Run For The Seals race is available for $25 through March 4th 2004. Registration by mail is $27. All entries must be postmarked by midnight February 28th in order for race bibs to be sent out. After the 28th, bibs can be picked up on the day of race. Race-day registration is available for $32. Race-day check-in begins at 7:30am. For more information, to register and to participate in the silent auction, log onto the website at www.runfortheseals.org or call the race hotline at (415) 289-0188.
The Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit hospital dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of wild marine mammals that are ill, injured or orphaned, along 600 miles of northern and central California coastline. Since 1975, The Center has worked with over 10,000 California sea lions, elephant seals, sea otters and other marine life. It uniquely combines its rehabilitation program with scientific discovery and education programs throughout the Bay Area and the world, to advance the understanding of marine mammal health, ocean health and to promote conservation.
Run For The Seals is proudly sponsored by Six Flags Marine World, Vallejo, Ch. 5 KPIX/ Ch. 44 UPN-TV, KFOG-FM, The Marin Independent Journal, Autodesk and RE/MAX
Press Contact: Jim Oswald
Email: [email protected]