The Snowy Egret 5K at Scarborough Marsh

The Snowy Egret 5K is an annual tradition at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center!

For 2022, the 15th annual race will have both a virtual and an in-person component. Our top priority is public safety and we feel a strong responsibility to meet the needs of all of our members and supporters.  We hope that you will join us for this important fundraiser for the 50th Anniversary of the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. We are pleased to have this event kick off a summer full of celebrating our anniversary.

RACE RESULTS:  Find results for the 2022 SnowyEgret 5K here

VIRTUAL: May 21 to June 4, 2022

Register for the Virtual 5K

Sign up and run, walk or stroll a 5K of your own design! You can do the race any time between May 21 and June 4 and then upload your results here. The course is up to you and you can even turn your 5K into a nature walk and have your course be a nature trail.

IN-PERSON: May 30, 2022, 9 am

Register for the In-Person 5K at Scarborough Marsh

When & Where
Registration is at Peterson Field in Scarborough. The 5K race begins at 9:00 at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, 92 Pine Point Rd. in Scarborough Maine, a short walk away, and ends at Peterson Field. More detailed information will be sent out to you about parking and logistics.

Entry Fees
5K Run/Walk: $25

Unable to participate or want to support a friend? You can always donate and support the runners and the Marsh! Click here to donate.

T-shirts: The first 100 adult registrants registering for both the in-person or virtual race before April 30 will receive a special commemorative t-shirt for the 50th Anniversary of the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. If you pick up your T-shirt in person, it is free but there is a shipping fee for shirts that need to be shipped.

T-shirts/Bib pickups:
Bibs can be picked up, along with the T-shirts
Friday, May 27, Noon to 2 pm, at the Visitor Center at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth; or
Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, 9 am to 5 pm, at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center in Scarborough

We want to see your run/walk!! We encourage you to post photos on Facebook or Instagram, be sure to tag  #SnowyEgret5K. Or you can always email them to us at

Time awards for men and women (in-person 5K only):

  • Overall   1st
  • 14 & Under    1-3
  • 15-18    1-3
  • 19-29    1-3
  • 30-39    1-3
  • 40-49    1-3
  • 50-59    1-3
  • 60-69    1-3
  • 70+    1-3

Largest team 

  • Friends/Family doing the race together.

See the categories below for photo prizes.

  • Most scenic/natural area
  • Photos of yourself in a Snowy Egret T-shirt (from any year)

Make your 5K a nature walk!  Submit the following and be entered into a drawing.

  • A bird checklist
  • A nature journal


More Details

2021 Snowy Egret 5K results