March 19, 2016 •  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.

Winners of the 2015  Whale Run Raffle!

Dinner & one night stay at the Little River Inn:

*** Irene Malone, 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!!!!

*** Rick Dwelle, South Lake Tahoe


Tickets donated by

Robert Bruce DDS

801 River Dr, Fort Bragg, CA

707 964-8080

One night’s stay at the North Cliff Hotel

*** Val Parsons, Chico


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.

Due to unforeseen track repairs during the Whale Festival weekend, there will be NO TRAIN RIDES OUT OF FORT BRAGG THE WEEKEND OF THE WHALE RUN.

Your Whale Run bib is good for a train ride out of the Willits Station on Sunday, March 22. Go to the Skunk Train office for details.

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 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

  1. Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo

$300 Donors:

  1. Avis Construction & Electric

  2. Beach House Inn

  3. Beachcomber Motel

  4. Carol Millsap State Farm Insurance

  5. Epic Graphics

  6. Kate Erickson LPL Financial

  7. George Petersen Northwest Insurance

  8. Harvest Market

  9. Mendocino Coast Express

  10. Mendo Lake Credit Union

  11. Pacific Physical Therapy

  12. The Purple Rose Mexican Restaurant

  13. Robert D Bruce DDS

  14. Savings Bank of Mendocino County

  15. Surf’n Sand Lodge

  16. The Coast KOZT-FM 95.3/95.9

  17. Understuff

Supporting Donors:

  1. Coast Hardware & Radio Shack

  2. Coast Pack & Ship Center

  3. Paul & Linda Dutcher

  4. Hackley Physical Therapy

  5. Bruce and Kay Leaman

  6. Lynne’s Computer 1-on-1

  7. Mendocino Coast European

  8. Phoebe Graubard, Attorney at Law

  9. Round Table Pizza

  10. Silver’s at the Wharf

  11. Thanksgiving Coffee Company

  12. Tip Top Lounge

  13. Village Veterinary

In-Kind Donors:

  1. Fort Bragg Advocate News

  2. Mendocino Cookie Co.

  3. Paul Krupin - Direct Contact PR

  4. Purity Market

  5. Rhoads Auto Parts

  6. Safeway

  7. Sean Leland, State Farm Insurance

  8. 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

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