SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

OF FORT BRAGG

WHALE RUN & WALK

 
 
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.


click here for 2016 Race RESULTS



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


1) ON-LINE via ChronoTrack

                 OR by mail (until 3/14/2017)

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 • 4-7pm at Town Hall

West Laurel & Main, Fort Bragg

                                                            OR the morning of the event

4) RACE DAY • at Town Hall

West Laurel & Main, Fort Bragg

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


FOR MORE INFO whalerun@mcn.org


** REGISTER BY MARCH 4th to ensure a T-Shirt **

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



Capital Road Race Management does the Whale Run’s timing

Northern California’s Premier Race Management & Timing Company



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



Enter the  Whale Run Raffle!

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

Info: whalerun@mcn.org

Tickets also available at registration & race site 3/18 & 3/19


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)




4 Club Level GIANTS tickets!!!!

  

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

+ $100 Gift Certificate for Point Noyo Restaurant & Bar






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

Model Railway Ramblings  •  Open 10am—4pm 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!

 

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. This could be you


$300 Donors:

  1. Century 21 Fort Bragg Realty

  2. Cowlick’s Ice Cream

  3. LInda K James MD FACS

  4. Mendocino Chocolate Co.

  5. Pacific Physical Therapy

  6. Suburban Propane

  7. Thompson’s PortaSeptic Service

  8. Marilynn Thorpe


Supporting Donors:

  1. Coast Hardware & Radio Shk

  2. Dunlap Roofing Inc.

  3. Harbor Lite Lodge

  4. Mark & Kathleen Johnson

  5. Kemgas

  6. Round Table Pizza

  7. Silver’s at the Wharf

  8. Team Insurance & Financial Services

  9. Village Veterinary

  10. Tip Top Lounge

In-Kind Donors:

  1. Beachcomber Motel

  2. Beach House Inn

  3. Robert D Bruce DDS

  4. Emerald Dolphin Inn

  5. Little River Inn

  6. Lynne’s Computer 1-on-1

  7. Carol Millsap State Farm Ins

  8. Surf Motel and Gardens

  9. Surf & Sand Lodge


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


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


Thanks to the Skunk Train

for all their support!





Whale Run PHOTOS

Photos can be downloaded from:                                                                          


2015 >> RACE Photos

2014 >> RACE Photos

2013 >> RACE Photos

2012 >> RACE Photos

Older Races >> Photos

WR RESULTS from past yrs