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:

Lynne Calder

Jeremiah K Murphy CPA

Lynn Prunty

Keith Wyner


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:


$300 Donors:

  1. Carol Millsap State Farm Ins

  2. Fort Bragg Realty, Century 21

  3. Fort Bragg Center for Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry

  4. Kemgas Propane

  5. Linda K James, MC, FACS

  6. Matson Building Materials

  7. Pacific Physical Therapy

  8. Robert D Bruce DDS

  9. The Coast KOZT-FM 95.3/95.9

  10. The Shop


Additional Donors:

  1. Coast Hardware & Radio Shk

  2. Dunlap Roofing

  3. Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkles Children’s Books

  4. Mendocino Coast Dist Hosp

  5. Phoebe Graubard, AAL

  6. Round Table Pizza

  7. Tip Top Lounge

In-Kind Donors:

  1. Beachcomber Motel &            Spa by the Sea

  2. Beach House Inn

  3. Emerald Dolphin Inn

  4. Frankie’s Pizza & Ice Cream

  5. Laurel Deli

  6. Little River Inn

  7. Lynne’s Computer 1-on-1

  8. Mendocino Coast Produce

  9. Mendocino Coast Ambulance Service

  10. North Cliff Hotel

  11. Robert D Bruce DDS

  12. Silver’s At The Wharf

  13. Skunk Train

  14. Surf Motel and Gardens

  15. Surf & Sand Lodge







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


 
ANNUAL
WHALE RUN & WALK

March 17, 2018  •  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




Capital Road Race Management does the Whale Run’s timing 
Northern California’s Premier Race Management & Timing Company




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 3/16 & 3/17
PRIZES:
Dinner & one night stay at the Little River Inn:
  


4 Club Level GIANTS tickets!!!!
   




One night’s stay for two at the North Cliff Hotel
 

$100 Gift Certificate to Silver’s At The Wharf
 



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


   
 
Partners for Motel Package: SIFB has partnered with
Emerald Dolphin Inn, 1211 S. Main Street, Fort Bragg
Save $15 on 2 night stay or $25 off 3 night stay! (March 16, 17, 18)
Includes free continental breakfast & free round of Mini Golf!
Pet rooms available upon request at time of booking—$15 per night pet fee
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 
Discount rates for two night stay Whale Festival Weekend (3/16 - 3/17):
Room with 1 Queen bed - $64 per night
Room with 1 King bed - $74 per night
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
15% off room of choice for two night stay (3/16 - 3/17).
Rates range from $89 - $149 per night + tax.
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!

Surf & Sand Lodge, 1131 N Main St, Fort Bragg
15% off room of choice for two night stay (3/16 - 3/17).
Rates range from $129 - $239 per night + tax.
Panoramic ocean views in private balconies! Pet friendly!!
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
15% off room of choice for two night stay (3/16 - 3/17).
Rates range from $129 - $259 per night + tax.
Panoramic ocean views in private balconies! Pet friendly!! 
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!




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