Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Wildlife Rescue Run
July 24, 2015

Seward, AK – July 24, 2015 –The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 1. The fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. This has been a busy year for the program, which is currently caring for one spotted seal, one ringed seal, 6 harbor seals, and one Steller’s eider.  
The 5K race route follows a generally flat course along the scenic Seward waterfront. Walkers and runners are invited to register online at Race bibs and t-shirts will be available for pick up in the Alaska SeaLife Center lobby on August 1 between 9:00 am and 11: 30 am. Untimed walkers will start the course at 11:15 am, and the starting gun for the timed run goes off at noon. Awards will be presented at 2:00 pm. 
Premier race sponsors include Shell and ConocoPhillips. Other sponsors include Wells Fargo; Hotel Seward; Petro 49, Inc.; J&R/Kruzof Fisheries; TelAlaska; Seward Family Dentistry; Alaska Serigraphics; First National Bank Alaska; Metco, Inc.; Skinny Raven Sports; Edward Jones; Seward Parks and Recreation Department; and Seward Chamber of Commerce. 
The Alaska SeaLife Center is a private non-profit research institution and visitor attraction which generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. The Alaska SeaLife Center is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit
The Alaska SeaLife Center operates a 24-hour hotline for the public to report stranded marine mammals or birds, and encourages people who have found a stranded or sick marine animal to avoid touching or approaching the animal.  Call first: 1-888-774-SEAL 
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