The 1st Annual Noyo Headlands Race, a competitive 5k and 10k race along the Noyo Headlands Park South Trail overlooking the ocean is slated for this coming Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Put on your running shoes and get registered for this race that promises to be an exciting new annual event, especially when the north and south trails along the headlands are joined with the completion of the center trail this winter. For the first time in over 100 years, this unique stretch of the California coast is open to the public. Runners will have a fabulous time while they enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery Northern California has to offer. Racers who have already signed up may pick up bibs and T-shirts from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, or from 6:45-7:45 a.m. Saturday, September 23 at Noyo Headlands Park. You can also sign up for the race at that time. This race benefits the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. See all the race details here.
13th Annual Gualala River Run
If you can’t make this weekend’s race, head on down to the 13th Annual Gualala River Run on Saturday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m. at the Gualala Arts Center. There’s a 10k and 5k run or a 5k Fun walk, and the 10:30 a.m. Coastal Creations Breakfast Burrito Buffet and Awards Ceremony at the center’s auditorium will feature fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, and orange juice. There’s also a raffle with vacation getaway packages, dining, recreation activities and more, and the race benefits the Action Network Family Resource Centers. Get all the details here.
North Coast Segway
If running is not your thing, perhaps you’d like to try riding a Segway, which is guided by the motion of your upper body and causes no stress on back or knees. It can stop and turn much quicker than a bicycle, and persons with disabilities under the ADA laws can operate a Segway almost anywhere a person can walk. North Coast Segway is a locally owned tour company offering intimate, custom excursions around FortBragg. Guided tours offer in-depth educational exploration of the ecology and history of the Mendocino Coast, including some notable Fort Bragg landmarks like the Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail, Otis R. Johnson Park, Pudding Creek Trestle, downtown Fort Bragg, the Skunk Train, the Noyo Center for Marine Science and C.V. Starr Aquatic and Fitness Center. Visit Northcoast Segway for more information and to book a tour.
Watch Artists Paint Murals in Downtown Fort Bragg
A contest to select artists to paint murals in the downtown area selected three winners, and you might still be able to catch a work in progress during your Fort Bragg visit. Los Angeles artist Hannah Webb completed her mural of a Grey Fox near Bainbridge park, but Suzi Long of Mendocino is still working on the south-facing wall of the North Coast Brewery’s Tap Room, and Derek Diorio of Westport is painting a mural on an exterior wall of local business Interior. Catch the mural makers soon, as the two projects are slated to be complete by October 1.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration this Sunday
Speaking of art and Bainbridge Park, there will be a wonderful display of artwork created by Dana Gray students at the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Safe Passage and Flockworks, bringing the traditions and history of Hispanic folk arts to local kids. Event is from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the park at the corner of North Harrison and East Laurel.
Come one, come all there’s something for everyone in Fort Bragg.