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

Capital Road Race Management does the Whale Run’s timing

Northern California’s Premier Race Management & Timing Company

Due to insurance restrictions and in consideration of the other participants:

No dogs allowed on the course.

ENTER the 2015  Whale Run Raffle!

$5/1 ticket, $10/3 tickets, $20/7 tickets

Mail ticket stub & payment to: SIFB, P O 131, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Click here for raffle tickets         Info:

Tickets available at registration & race site 3/20 & 3/21


Dinner & one night stay at the Little River Inn:


Romantic night for two

in a beautiful room with

an ocean view and

a gourmet dinner with wine.

(over $300 value)

OR      4 Club Level GIANTS tickets!!!!


Tickets donated by

Robert Bruce DDS

801 River Dr, Fort Bragg, CA

707 964-8080

OR       One night’s stay at the North Cliff Hotel


North Cliff Hotel

Overlooking the harbor

in Fort Bragg, CA

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 See special motel deals below!

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 Skunk Train Depot!

Model Railway Ramblings  •  Open 10am—4pm 3/21 Race Day


Climb aboard the Skunk Train....

for its run through the Redwoods.

Bring in your Whale Run/Walk runner’s bib on the day of passage and get:


1/2 round trip departing Fort Bragg

Sat, 3/21 at 1pm  or   Sun, 3/22 at 10am

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 (3/20 - 3/22).

  2. Rates range from $74 - $149 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 Whale Festival Weekend (3/20 - 3/22):

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

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

  3. Room with 2 Queen beds - $84 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 (3/20 - 3/22).

  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

Be a Whale Run Sponsor! 

Corporate Sponsors:
North Coast Brewing Co

Redwood Investments

Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo

$300 Donors:
Avis Construction & Electric
Beach House Inn
Beachcomber Motel
Carol Millsap State Farm Insurance
Kate Erickson LPL Financial
George Petersen Northwest Insurance
Harvest Market
Mendocino Coast Express
Mendo Lake Credit Union
Pacific Physical Therapy
The Purple Rose Mexican Restaurant
Robert D Bruce DDS
Savings Bank of Mendocino County
Surf’n Sand Lodge
The Coast KOZT-FM 95.3/95.9

Supporting Donors:
Coast Hardware & Radio Shack 
Coast Pack & Ship Center
Paul & Linda Dutcher
Hackley Physical Therapy
Bruce and Kay Leaman
Lynne’s Computer 1-on-1
Mendocino Coast European
Phoebe Graubard, Attorney at Law
Round Table Pizza
Silver’s at the Wharf
Thanksgiving Coffee Company
Tip Top Lounge
Village Veterinary

In-Kind Donors:
Fort Bragg Advocate News
Paul Krupin - Direct Contact PR
Rhoads Auto Parts
Sean Leland, State Farm Insurance
Skunk Train

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

Linda Dutcher
Kay Leaman
Carol Steele
Lynne Weinerman Calder 
Lorraine Murphy
Mary Kay Hoffmann
Sharon Valenti
Edith Gobel
Cynthia Frank
Paige Rankin
Cheryl Pogue
Jennifer Crotzer
Liz Petersen

Thanks to the Skunk Train
for all their support!

Whale Run PHOTOS
Photos can be downloaded from:                                                                           

2014 >> RACE Photos
2013 >> RACE Photos
2012 >> RACE Photos
Older Races >> Photos
WR RESULTS from past yrs

Race Information  &  Course Map

Race FEES, locations, deadlines, etc.

REGISTER NOW.... 4 different ways to REGISTER—take your pick!

1) ON-LINE via ChronoTrack

OR by mail

2) MAIL TO:  SIFB, P O Box 131, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Please make checks payable to: SIFB Whale Run

Click here for  Paper Registration Form

Check the box on Registration Form after reading the FB Waiver

THE CITY OF FORT BRAGG WAIVER < click on link to read

                      OR the night before

3) FRIDAY 3/20/15 • 4-7pm at Town Hall

West Laurel & Main, Fort Bragg

                                                            OR the morning of the event

4) RACE DAY • 6:30-7:45am at Town Hall

West Laurel & Main, Fort Bragg

*Please do not use cellular devices in Town Hall during registration*


** REGISTER BY MARCH 7th to ensure a T-Shirt **

T-shirts picked up at race only, NO SHIRTS MAILED