SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

OF FORT BRAGG

WHALE RUN & WALK

 
 

                      

                         ANNUAL

WHALE RUN & WALK

34th

March 17, 2018 •  Saturday  8:00 am

10K Run • 5K Run • 5K Competitive Walk

1/2 mile Kiddie Race  7:30 am 5K Fun Walk  8:05 am

2018 RACE RESULTS

795 participants ran or walked on the beautiful,

if not a bit chilly, day of the race.

2018 Photographs




2018 Race Information  &  Course Map

     Race FEES, locations, deadlines, etc.

click here for 2017 WHALE RUN RESULTS

click here for  2017 PHOTOGRAPHS

WHALE RUN PHOTO Directory - all years





Capital Road Race Management timing

Northern California’s Premier Race Management & Timing Company




Whale Run Raffle WINNERS!

Dinner & one night stay at the Little River Inn:

Karen Coverston - Fort Bragg

 

Romantic night for two

in a beautiful room with

an ocean view and

a gourmet dinner with wine.

(over $300 value)




4 Club Level GIANTS tickets!!!!

Katlyn Blatt - Woodland, CA

  

Tickets donated by

Robert D. Bruce DDS

801 River Dr, Fort Bragg, CA

707 964-8080






One night’s stay for two at the North Cliff Hotel

Kerry Billiou - Hamilton City, CA

Stay in an Ocean View room at the North Cliff Hotel

overlooking the harbor

in Fort Bragg, CA



$100 Gift Certificate to Silver’s At The Wharf

Becky Walker of Fort Bragg

Delicious seafood restaurant with Noyo Harbor out every window.





Directions to Fort Bragg, CA

Directions to Fort Bragg, CA (larger scope)

Where to PARK in Fort Bragg during Whale Run

Fort Bragg Lodging Info    ***LOTS of motel deals below!***

Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce

Voice: 707-961-6300  •  Fax: 707-964-2056  •  Email: chamber@mcn.org


Fort Bragg Restaurant Guide





For All Ages: View MODEL TRAINS next to Skunk Train Depot!

Mendocino Coast Model Railroad and Historical Society

Open 10:30am—1:30pm Race Day


 

Climb aboard the Skunk Train

for its run through the Redwoods.

Whale Run Participants:

Turn in your bib for a free ride

on Sat (March 17) or Sun (March 18)

for a free ride on the Skunk Train.  


Train times:

Saturday March 17th => 12pm and 2pm Sunday March 18th => 11am



Partners for Motel Package: SIFB has partnered with

Emerald Dolphin Inn, 1211 S. Main Street, Fort Bragg

  1. Save $15 on 2 night stay or $25 off 3 night stay! (March 16, 17, 18)

  2. Includes free continental breakfast & free round of Mini Golf!

  3. Pet rooms available upon request at time of booking$15 per night pet fee

  4. Located on Hwy One near the Hwy 20—1 mi from Whale Run start

Call for Reservations: Local 707-964-6699   Toll free: 866-964-6699

When you call for reservations, please mention you are a "Whale Run Participant" for your discount.


Surf Motel and Gardens, 1220 S. Main Street, Fort Bragg

  1. Discount rates for two night stay Whale Festival Weekend (3/16 - 3/17):

  2. Room with 1 Queen bed - $64 per night

  3. Room with 1 King bed - $74 per night

  4. Room with 2 Queen beds - $84 per night

Call for reservations: 707-964-5361 - 800-339-5361   •   Contact email: surfmotel@mcn.org

When making reservation, mention "Whale Run" for your discount. 



Beach House Inn, 100 Pudding Creek Road, Fort Bragg

  1. 15% off room of choice for two night stay (3/16 - 3/17).

  2. Rates range from $89 - $149 per night + tax.

  3. Peaceful estuary view in private balconies! Pet friendly!!

  4. Beach House Inn is located on Hwy 1 overlooking Pudding Creek, providing the ideal location to view the race.

Call for reservations: Front Desk: 707-961-1700      

Mention "Whale Run" for your special deal!


Surf & Sand Lodge, 1131 N Main St, Fort Bragg

  1. 15% off room of choice for two night stay (3/16 - 3/17).

  2. Rates range from $129 - $239 per night + tax.

  3. Panoramic ocean views in private balconies! Pet friendly!!

  4. Surf & Sand Lodge is located on Hwy 1 overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Call for reservations: Front Desk: 707-964-9383      

Mention "Whale Run" for your special deal!



Beachcomber Motel & Spa by the Sea, 1111 N Main St, Fort Bragg

  1. 15% off room of choice for two night stay (3/16 - 3/17).

  2. Rates range from $129 - $259 per night + tax.

  3. Panoramic ocean views in private balconies! Pet friendly!! 

  4. Beachcomber Motel is located on Hwy 1 overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Call for reservations: Front Desk: 707-964-2402      

Mention "Whale Run" for your special deal!



photo by Lynne Weinerman Calder

 

*SPONSORS BELOW*


Fort Bragg

Whale Festival

Regional microbreweries come to town, offering their best pilsners, stouts and ales for tasting at historic Eagle's Hall. Other events include arts & crafts fair, chowder tasting, art exhibits and guided whale walks at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and MacKerricher State Park. While in Fort Bragg, don't forget to plan a whale watching boat tour on the sea with Whale Watching Charter Boats out of Noyo Harbor. Also that weekend, the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse offers great activities for the whole family, including information on the migration of our gentle giants of the Pacific.

For more details of Whale Festival events go to mendowhale.com




Whale Run History




Description of race course:

The Annual Whale Run/ Walk starts & finishes in the heart of Fort Bragg in the Skunk Train parking lot.  

  1. It is an out & back race.


KIDDIES RACE:  Start 7:30am

  1. Start in Skunk Train parking lot

  2. Ages: 4-10  1/2 mile run

All participating kids receive ribbons.


FUN WALKERS: Start 8:05am

  1. Start in Skunk Train parking lot

  2. LEFT on W Pine Street

  3. RIGHT on Stewart Street

  4. LEFT on W Elm Street

  5. STRAIGHT on Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail to end

  6. Return same route to
    Skunk Train parking lot


All other events: Start 8:00am

5K/10K RUNNERS

5K COMPETITIVE WALKERS:

  1. Start in Skunk Train parking lot

  2. LEFT on W Pine Street

  3. RIGHT on Stewart Street

  4. LEFT on W Elm Street

  5. RIGHT on Glass Beach Drive

  6. CROSS Pudding Creek Trestle

  7. Onto the Haul Road

  8. Race to 5K (10K) marker

  9. Return same route to
    Skunk Train parking lot


EARLY REGISTRATION GUARANTEES

YOU A SHIRT


Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg. Proceeds benefit

local worthy causes.


Click here for

Race Fees & Info



WHALE OF A THANKS

TO OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Jeremiah K Murphy CPA

Lynne Weinerman Calder

Lynn Prunty

Keith Wyner

KC Camera Art


If you want to be a Whale Run Photographer contact: whalerun@mcn.org


2018 SPONSORS

  1. Be a Whale Run Sponsor! whalerun@mcn.org


Corporate Sponsors:

  1. North Coast Brewing Co



  2. Redwood Investments



  3. Sherwood Valley
    Band of Pomo



$500 Donors:

  1. Anonymous


$300 Donors:

  1. Avis Construction & Electric

  2. Carol Millsap State Farm Ins

  3. Coast Pack & Ship Center

  4. Community First Credit Union

  5. Epic Graphics

  6. Fort Bragg Realty, Century 21

  7. Fort Bragg Center for Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry

  8. Frank R Howard Memorial Hospital

  9. Kemgas Propane

  10. Linda K James, MC, FACS

  11. Kate Erickson LPL Financial

  12. Kay and Bruce Leaman

  13. Marilynn Thorpe

  14. Matson Building Materials

  15. Mendocino Coast Express

  16. Pacific Physical Therapy

  17. Paul and Linda Dutcher

  18. Robert D Bruce DDS

  19. Savings Bank of Mendocino Co

  20. Thompson’s PortaSeptic Service

  21. The Coast KOZT-FM 95.3/95.9

  22. The Shop

  23. The Purple Rose Mexican Restaurant


Additional Donors:

  1. Coast Hardware & Radio Shack

  2. Lynne’s Computer 1-on-1

  3. Dunlap Roofing

  4. E & B Auto Repair

  5. Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkles Children’s Books

  6. Mendocino Coast Dist Hosp

  7. Mendocino Coast European

  8. Phoebe Graubard, AAL

  9. Pippi’s Longstockings

  10. Racines Art & Office Supplies & Spunky Skunk Toys Store

  11. Round Table Pizza

  12. Tip Top Lounge

In-Kind Donors:

  1. Beachcomber Motel &            Spa by the Sea

  2. Beach House Inn

  3. Emerald Dolphin Inn

  4. Frankie’s Pizza & Ice Cream

  5. Laurel Deli

  6. Little River Inn

  7. Lynne’s Computer 1-on-1

  8. Mendocino Coast Produce

  9. Mendocino Coast Ambulance Service

  10. North Cliff Hotel

  11. Robert D Bruce DDS

  12. Silver’s At The Wharf

  13. Skunk Train

  14. Surf Motel and Gardens

  15. Surf & Sand Lodge

  16. The Color Mill





Whale Run PHOTOS

Photos can be downloaded from:


2016 >> RACE Photos

2015 >> RACE Photos     

2014 >> RACE Photos

2013 >> RACE Photos

2012 >> RACE Photos

Older Races >> Photos