March 21, 2015 •  Saturday, 8:00 am

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

  • 1/2 mile Kiddie Race  7:30 am

2014 Race Results via ChronoTrack 
                                                              Click on link 

2014 Whale Run PHOTOGRAPHS

Race Information  &  Course Map 
Race FEES, locations, deadlines, etc.

For more info email 
Mailing Address:  
SIFB, P O Box 131, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Please make checks payable to: SIFB Whale Run

Capital Road Race Management does the Whale Run’s timing

Northern California’s Premier Race Management & Timing Company

The 2014  Whale Run Raffle Winners!

Dinner & one night stay at the Little River Inn:

Linda Snelling


Romantic night for two

in a beautiful room with

an ocean view and

a gourmet dinner with wine.

(over $300 value)

OR      One night stay at the Atrium Bed & Breakfast

Carol Matson

An elegant night’s stay with a tasty breakfast at the Atrium Bed and Breakfast in Fort Bragg

OR       Club Level GIANTS tickets!!!!                     Richard Bruch


Tickets donated by

Robert Bruce DDS

801 River Dr, Fort Bragg, CA

707 964-8080

Directions to Fort Bragg, CA

Directions to Fort Bragg, CA (larger scope)

Where to PARK in Fort Bragg during Whale Run

Fort Bragg Lodging Information

Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce

Voice: 707-961-6300  •  Fax: 707-964-2056  •  Email:

Fort Bragg Restaurant Guide

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

Model Railway Ramblings  •  Open 10am—4pm 3/15 Race Day


Climb aboard the Skunk Train

   and ride through the redwoods.

To ensure your seat on the train

advance reservations are suggested:

Call the Skunk Train at 707-964-6371

Partners for Motel Package: SIFB has partnered with

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

  1. 15% off room of choice for two night stay (3/14 - 3/17).

  2. Rates range from $65 - $125 per night + tax.

  3. Includes free continental breakfast and free round of mini golf
    (or take 20% off a three night stay.) Pet Fee $10.

Emerald Dolphin is conveniently located on Hwy 1 (1211 S Main Street)

near the Hwy 20 intersection, only one mile from the start of the Whale Run.

Call for reservations: Local 707-964-6699     Toll Free 866-964-6699

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

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

Discount rates for two night stay during Whale Festival Weekend (3/14 - 3/17):

  1. Room with 1 Queen bed - $59 per night

  2. Room with 1 King bed - $69 per night

  3. Room with 2 Queen beds - $79 per night

707-964-5361 - 800-339-5361   •   Contact email:

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 (3/14 - 3/17).

  2. Rates range from $75 - $130 per night + tax.

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

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!


The 31st Annual Whale Run and Walk starts and finishes in the heart of Fort Bragg in the Skunk Train parking lot. It is an out and back race. Race participants start in the Skunk Train parking lot heading north. 

~ Participants will run north to Pine Street turning left on Pine Street. 

~ Pine Street to Stewart Street, turning right on Stewart Street.  

~ Stewart Street to Elm Street, turning left on Elm Street. 

~ Elm Street to Glass Beach Drive, turning right. 

Runners/Walkers will proceed the length of Glass Beach Drive and cross the Pudding Creek Trestle onto the Haul Road.  5K Runners/Walkers will proceed to the 5K turn-around and return via the same route back to the Skunk Train parking lot.  10K Runners will proceed to the 10K turn-around and return to the Skunk Train parking lot via the same route.



Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg. All proceeds benefit

local worthy causes.

Click here for

Race Fees & Info


  1. Be a Whale Run Sponsor!

Corporate Sponsors:

  1. North Coast Brewing Co

  2. Redwood Investments

$300 Donors:

  1. Carol Milsap State Farm Insurance

  2. Century 21 Fort Bragg Realty

  3. George Petersen, Northwest Insurance

  4. Mendocino Coast Express

  5. Pacific Physical Therapy

  6. Robert Bruce DDS

  7. Silvers at the Wharf

  8. Surf Motel and Gardens

  9. The Purple Rose Mexican Restaurant

Supporting Donors:

  1. Beachcomber Motel

  2. Coast Hardware & Radio Shack

  3. E & B Auto Repair

  4. Kay & Bruce Leaman

  5. Linda & Paul Dutcher

  6. Lynne’s Computer 1-on-1

  7. Mendocino European

  8. Round Table Pizza

  9. Surf’n Sand Lodge

In-Kind Donors:

  1. Atrium Garden Inn

  2. Beachcomber Motel

  3. Harvest Market

  4. Little River Inn

  5. Robert D Bruce DDS

  6. Sean Leland, State Farm Insurance

  7. Skunk Train

  8. The Coast KOZT-FM 95.3/95.9

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



Joyce Gilbertson

Linda Dutcher

Mary Kay Hoffmann

Carol Steele

Lynne Weinerman Calder

Kay Leaman

Sharon Valenti

Cynthia Frank

Phoebe Graubard

Paige Rankin

Maribeth White

Jennifer Crotzer

Liz Petersen

Thanks to the Skunk Train

for all their support!

Whale Run PHOTOS

Photos can be downloaded from:                                                                          

2013 >> RACE Photos

2012 >> RACE Photos

Older Races >> Photos

WR RESULTS from past yrs