Fort Bragg Whale Runners / Walkers Will Be First to See Pomo Bluff Park As They Run Along New Trail Overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Runners/Walkers/Spectators Can Watch Whales During Event

FORT BRAGG, Calif., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ — The 22nd Annual Whale Run / Walk, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg, has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18, with competitive runs / walk and a fun walk along the ocean in the newly created Pomo Bluff Park in Fort Bragg.

An estimated 400 participants from all over California are expected for the 10K run, 5K run, 5K competitive walk, and 5K fun walk. Register online at http://www.theschedule.com/ or contact race organizer Joyce Gilbertson at 707-962-0211 or jgilbrsn@mcn.org for an application or additional information. Detailed directions will be e-mailed to you upon receipt of registration. Early registration guarantees you a t-shirt. All proceeds benefit local causes.

The 2006 race course will start and finish on the College of the Redwoods campus in Fort Bragg. Runners and walkers will move along beautiful ocean bluffs most of the way including the just completed Pomo Bluff Park that borders Noyo Harbor, across the spectacular new Noyo Bridge and around the Georgia Pacific lumber mill property. The course is level on both paved and gravel roads.

“Truly whale watching has never been better,” said Gilbertson, who coordinates the race for the Soroptimist Club of Fort Bragg. “The whale run and walk is one of the premier events of the Fort Bragg Whale Festival weekend (March 18 & 19). The whale festival celebrates the annual migration of thousands of gray whales as they pass our shores, heading north from Mexico to their summer home in the Arctic.”

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