SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

OF FORT BRAGG

WHALE RUN & WALK

 
 
32nd
ANNUAL

WHALE RUN & WALK


March 19, 2016 •  Saturday  8:00 am

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

1/2 mile Kiddie Race  7:30 am 5K Fun Walk  8:10 am




Capital Road Race Management does the Whale Run’s timing

Northern California’s Premier Race Management & Timing Company




2016 Whale Run Raffle Winners!


Dinner & one night stay at the Little River Inn:

 

Carol Anderson from Sacramento




4 Club Level GIANTS tickets!!!!

  

Tickets donated by

Robert D. Bruce DDS

801 River Dr, Fort Bragg, CA

707 964-8080


Kim Getz from Potter Valley






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

+ $100 Gift Certificate for Point Noyo Restaurant & Bar
 

Christina Lopez from Ukiah




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!

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 19) or Sun (March 20)

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. 15% off room of choice for two night stay (3/18 - 3/19).

  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 (3/18 - 3/19):

  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: 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 $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!



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 $119 - $239 per night + tax.

  3. 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

  1. 15% off room of choice for two night stay (3/18 - 3/19).

  2. Rates range from $109 - $259 per night + tax.

  3. 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!

 

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 8:10am

  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 8am

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



2016 SPONSORS

  1. Be a Whale Run Sponsor! whalerun@mcn.org


Corporate Sponsors:

  1. Anderson Logging, Inc



  1. North Coast Brewing Co



  2. Redwood Investments



  1. Sherwood Valley
    Band of Pomo



$300 Donors:

  1. Anonymous

  2. Beckman Printing & Copy Ctr

  3. Coast Hardware & Radio Shk

  4. The Coast KOZT-FM 95.3/95.9

  5. Coast Pack & Ship Center

  6. Epic Graphics

  7. Fort Bragg Realty

  8. FloBeds

  9. Frank R Howard Memorial Hospital

  10. George Petersen Northwest Insurance

  11. Golden West Saloon

  12. Harvest Market

  13. Kate Erickson LPL Financial

  14. Kay & Bruce Leaman

  15. Marilynn Thorpe

  16. Mendocino Chocolate Co.

  17. Mendocino Coast Dist Hosp

  18. Mendocino Coast Express

  19. Pacific Physical Therapy

  20. Paul & Linda Dutcher

  21. Robert D Bruce DDS

  22. Savings Bank of Mendocino Co

  23. Suburban Propane

  24. Purple Rose Mexican Rest.

  25. The Rental Place

  26. Understuff


Supporting Donors:

  1. E & B Auto Repair

  2. Fort Bragg Travel

  3. Hackley Physical Therapy

  4. Headlands Coffeehouse

  5. Kemgas

  6. Mark Johnson 

  7. Mendocino Coast European

  8. Phoebe Graubard, AAL

  9. Rhoads Auto Parts

  10. Round Table Pizza

  11. Sandee’s Full Service Salon

  12. Tip Top Lounge


In-Kind Donors:

  1. Beachcomber Motel

  2. Beach House Inn

  3. Beckman Printing

  4. Carol Millsap State Farm Ins

  5. Robert D Bruce DDS

  6. Emerald Dolphin Inn

  7. Little River Inn

  8. Lynne’s Computer 1-on-1

  9. Mendocino Coast Produce

  10. Mendocino Cookie Company

  11. North Cliff Hotel

  12. Paul Krupin Direct Contact PR

  13. Pt Noyo Restaurant & Bar

  14. Savvy Every Day Blog

  15. Sean Leland, State Farm Ins

  16. Skunk Train

  17. Spa by the Sea

  18. Surf Motel and Gardens

  19. Surf & Sand Lodge

  20. Visit Mendocino County


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


2016 WHALE RUN COMMITTEE

Linda Dutcher (Chair)

Kay Leaman (Co-Chair)

Dora Branesky

Lynne Calder

Natalie Cottrell

Cynthia Frank

Joanne Frazer

Mary Kay Hoffmann

Kathleen Johnson

Aspen Logan

Irene Malone

Lonne Mitchell

Lorraine Murphy

Paige Rankin

Cheryl Pogue

Carol Steele

Marilynn Thorpe

Sharon Valenti

Maribeth White


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

 


Race Information  &  Course Map

     Race FEES, locations, deadlines, etc.


click here for Race RESULTS


2016 Race Photographs  now available