Whale Run and Walk

Coastal Trail, Noyo Headlands Park, Cypress and Main Street entrance
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Running > 10k, 5k

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Event Description

The 36th Annual Whale Run & Walk is back in 2024!
Free T-shirt guaranteed for signups by March 9! 

Fort Bragg, CA always has a huge Whale Festival on the 3rd weekend of March, and this is a big part of it. The local Fort Bragg Soroptimists have been hosting this race for 35 years, and it had grown to almost 800 participants by 2018. It's taken awhile to regroup after covid, but we're back by popular demand. The ocean and trails are as magnificent as ever and we know you will love the views and all the festivities in town on race day.

All runners, walkers, and spectators will enjoy breathtaking whitewater ocean views (including whales) along this year’s new course starting at the Noyo Headlands Park on the Coastal Trail in Fort Bragg, CA. 

5k runners will run north and turn around at Compass Rose
10k runners dash north past Glass Beach then cross the beautiful Pudding Creek Trestle to the 10K turn around.
5k "Fun" Walkers will trek south crossing Noyo Bridge to walk the Pomo Bluffs Park trail overlooking majestic Noyo Bay.
There will also be a kiddie run (route tbd)
There are multiple race age divisions. Note: under 16 run/walkers may enter any race division for a discounted rate at signup.

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