SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

OF FORT BRAGG

WHALE RUN & WALK

 
 

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:

Keith Wyner

Jeremiah K Murphy CPA

Lynn Prunty

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



2017 SPONSORS

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


Corporate Sponsors:

  1. Anderson Logging, Inc



  1. North Coast Brewing Company, Inc


  2. Redwood Investments



  1. Sherwood Valley
    Band of Pomo



$300 Donors:

  1. Avis Construction & Electric

  2. Beckman Printing & Copy Ctr

  3. Century 21 Fort Bragg Realty

  4. Coast Hardware & Radio Shk

  5. The Coast KOZT-FM 95.3/95.9

  6. Coast Pack & Ship Center

  7. Cowlick’s Ice Cream

  8. C Y Painting

  9. Dunton Health & Wealth

  10. Edward Jones

  11. Epic Graphics

  12. Frank R Howard Memorial Hospital

  13. George Petersen Northwest Insurance

  14. Harvest Market

  15. Kate Erickson LPL Financial

  16. LInda K James MD FACS

  17. Marilynn Thorpe

  18. Matson Building Materials

  19. Mendocino Chocolate Co.

  20. Mendocino Coast Express

  21. Paul & Linda Dutcher

  22. Pacific Physical Therapy

  23. Robert D Bruce DDS

  24. Savings Bank of Mendocino Co

  25. Sean Leland State Farm Insurance

  26. Suburban Propane

  27. The Coast KOZT-FM 95.3/95.9

  28. The Purple Rose Mexican Restaurant

  29. Thompson’s PortaSeptic Service

  30. Tregoning Construction, Inc.

  31. Understuff


Supporting Donors:

  1. Coast Hardware & Radio Shack

  2. Dunlap Roofing Inc.

  3. E & B Auto Repair

  4. Fort Bragg Travel

  5. Harbor Lite Lodge

  6. Kay & Bruce Leaman

  7. Kemgas

  8. Mark & Kathleen Johnson

  9. Mendocino Coast Dist Hosp

  10. Mendocino Coast European

  11. Phoebe Graubard Law Office

  12. Pippi’s Longstockings

  13. Racines Office & Art Supply

  14. Re-Find Home Furnishings

  15. Round Table Pizza

  16. Sea Valley Cafe

  17. Silver’s at the Wharf

  18. Spunky Skunk Toys

  19. Team Insurance & Financial Services

  20. Village Veterinary

  21. Tip Top Lounge

In-Kind Donors:

  1. Beachcomber Motel

  2. Beach House Inn

  3. Becky Walker

  4. Carol Millsap State Farm Ins

  5. Cypress House

  6. Emerald Dolphin Inn

  7. Eternal Water Company

  8. Garden of Life

  9. Keith Wyner, Photographer

  10. Laurel Deli

  11. Little River Inn

  12. Lynne’s Computer 1-on-1

  13. Lynn Prunty, Photographer

  14. Mendocino Coast Ambulance Service

  15. Mendocino Coast Produce

  16. Mendocino Cookie Company

  17. North Cliff Hotel

  18. Paul Krupin Direct Contact PR

  19. Robert D Bruce DDS

  20. Roundman’s Smokehouse

  21. Skunk Train

  22. Surf Motel and Gardens

  23. Surf & Sand Lodge

  24. Thanksgiving Coffee

  25. Waste Management

  26. Well House West







 
33rd
ANNUAL

WHALE RUN & WALK


March 18, 2017 •  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




Race Information  &  Course Map

     Race FEES, locations, deadlines, etc.


2017 WHALE RUN RESULTS

2017 PHOTOGRAPHS

WHALE RUN PHOTO Directory - all years


If you’ve photos you’d like posted on the whale run website

please contact whalerun@mcn.org



Capital Road Race Management does the Whale Run’s timing

Northern California’s Premier Race Management & Timing Company





2017 Whale Run Raffle WINNERS!


Dinner & one night stay at the Little River Inn:

Lori Townsend

 

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!!!!

Mikie Pappas

  

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

Karenanne Radish

Stay in an Ocean View room at the North Cliff Hotel

overlooking the harbor

in Fort Bragg, CA



One night’s stay for two at the Garden of Life Basket

Rita MacRubbin





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 18) or Sun (March 19)

for a free ride on the Skunk Train.  

Train times: 11:00am & 1:00pm both days



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 17, 18, 19)

  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 (3/17 - 3/18):

  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 (3/18 - 3/19).

  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 (3/18 - 3/19).

  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 (3/18 - 3/19).

  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!




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

 




2017 WHALE RUN COMMITTEE

Linda Dutcher (Chair)

Aspen Logan (Co-Chair)

Kay Leaman (Co-Chair)

Lynne Calder

Natalie Cottrell

Cynthia Frank

Joanne Frazer

Mary Kay Hoffmann

Kathleen Johnson

Irene Malone

Lorraine Murphy

Paige Rankin

Carol Steele

Sharon Valenti