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The 'Frolic for Flippers 5K' is the largest single fundraising event hosted by and benefiting the Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Conservation (MARC) program. This fun family-friendly race takes place in September on the University of New England's Biddeford Campus. Join us at our 3rd Annual event for a morning of family, fun and flippers.  Help us raise $20,000 to directly help the seals, porpoises and sea turtles that come to MARC for a second chance at life!

Register as an individual or team today!  Each registration includes a Frolic for Flippers event tee-shirt.  All participants that fundraise will also receive raffle tickets for our "Three Rivers Adventure Pack Raffle"

Help us Fundraise

Participants are encouraged to fundraise as individuals or teams.  Fundraising pages are created at time of online registration. 

Special Incentive Gifts

  • Individuals that raise $100+ - New MARC Water Bottle!
  • Individuals that raise $250+ - New MARC Water Bottle + MARC T-Shirt
  • Individuals that raise $500+ - New MARC Water Bottle, MARC T-Shirt, MARC Swag Bag 
8 - 9 AM
9:30  AM
10:00 AM
Registration and Runner Check-in
Kid's Race Start
5K Race Start
  Regular Registration
Race-Day Registration
Kids (14 and under) $15 $18
Adults (15 +) $25 $30
UNE Alums/Faculty/ Staff/Students $25 $25
Frolic from Afar w/T-shirt
$35 $35
Frolic from Afar no T-Shirt
$25 $25

For the Kids

1 Mile Fun Run (kids 5 - 12)

Even the youngest animal lovers can help us by participating in the 1 Mile Fun Run.  T-Shirt and a gift is included in the registration fee. 

Kids Rehab Course (kids 10 and under)

Sully the Seal and Dolly the Dolphin will be hanging out with us at the Frolic for Flippers 5K start/finish line and cheering for kids participating in our Kids Rehab Course ($5 donated encouraged) - a mini-course that simulates the rescue, transport, and rehabilitation of a sick seal or sea turtle.  Kids completing the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and fun token of appreciation to show their awesomeness.

  Regular Registration
Race-Day Registration
Kids (5 - 12) $10 $12
Kids Rehab Course
Free Free

Sully and Dolly will be available for photos with the kids (and those that are still kids at heart).

Sully and Dolly

Frolic Raffle

Bring some cash along!  We'll be hosting a fantastic on-site raffle to help us raise more money for MARC with over $2000 worth of prizes!  Raffle items are being added to our list daily.  If you or your company have an item you'd like to donate, please email

Grand Prizes

Three Rivers Adventure Pack Raffle - $10 per ticket or $25 for 3 tickets (online fundraisers receive 3 tickets per $25 raised)

  • Prize 1: Three Rivers White-Water Rafting Trip (for up to 9 guests)  ($981 value)
  • Prize 2: Jump n' Raft Package (for 2) Skydiving/White-Water Rafting Package ($500 value)

Thanks to our 2013 Frolic for Flippers 5K Sponsors

  • Whale Sponsor
  • Perfectly Porpoise

Questions?  Have a raffle item to donate?  Interested in being a corporate sponsor for the 2013 Frolic for Flippers?
Please contact Shannon Prendiville at