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run for rescued marine mammals


run for rescued marine mammals


Hit the pavement in support of your favorite pinnipeds!

Runners, walkers, and strollers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in a beautiful, USATF certified 5K race along the picturesque Niagara Gorge.

Top runners in their age group will receive a special painting made by one of our rescued sea lions. Overall top male and female runners will receive a certificate for a free animal encounter.

Participants are invited to a post-race party at the Aquarium, which features healthy snacks, live music, access to our public gallery, and a sea lion presentation.

Please note: you must register by September 10th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. We cannot guarantee t-shirt availability for same-day registrants.

  • Registration and check-in begins at 8am.
  • The race starts and ends at the former Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, a short walk from the Aquarium. Follow directional signage.
  • Participants park for free in the Aquarium’s parking lot.
  • Kids under 6 participate for free.

event details

Saturday, September 23, 2023
9am (registration at 8am)
$30/ $35 day of race
all ages


see your animal pals in person

Step inside the Aquarium and get to know our animals through engaging exhibits and a full schedule of feedings and presentations.