5K for Kids

5K/1K for Kids in Fort Bragg, CA

We had so much fun running in the 2024 Whale Run that we thought we'd set up another race for our daughter. And we thought the more kids the merrier! So we're inviting everyone to join us for a casual, kid-friendly 5K (3 miles) on the coastal trail on June 1st. There will also be a 1K (1/2 mile) option for those looking for a shorter run. Actually, you can run any distance you want. Or walk. Or ride a bike. Whatever :)

Here are the details for the run: 

Saturday, June 1st, 11:00am 

We'll meet at the parking lot at Noyo Headlands Park (end of Cypress). We'll run out and back - I'll set up markers for turn-around points for 1K, 3K, and 5K. We can start together but everyone will be responsible to time themselves. We might try to have treats at the turn-around spots and some medals (homemade) at the end. Please let me know if you'll be there so I can make sure I have enough for everyone: bryant@bbkayaking.com or 916-293-1167.

Charity Option:

I have a kayaking friend who runs a non-profit called Chicago Adventure Therapy, who take inner city kids on kayaking and other advantures. They are part of an annual charity run in Chicago called the Race Against Gun Violence. During the pandemic they offered a virtual race where people could run anywhere or anytime they wanted. Ayla was only 3 but she wanted to do it so we signed up and did some fund-raising. She 'trained' for the race and ran around our neighborhood while the neighbors came out to cheer her on. The race is back to being an in-person event but they still offer a 'virtual' options, and we've tried to do it every year since. So if you'd like to do the 5K here in Fort Bragg and maybe raise some money for Chicago Adventure Therapy, or a bunch of other good organizations, you can sign up (for free) at the Race Against Gun Violence registration page. Choose the virtual registration. You'll have to create an account. When they ask for a team you can select '5K for Kids Fort Bragg'. And if you want to raise money (or donate yourself) you can direct people to the team page HERE.


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