Big River Salmon - 10K Run / 5K Run/Walk / Kids 1K Race

10K, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Nov 14, 2015


Mendocino, CA


Activity Today Later

Running-10K - 10 & Older - Individual Age group/open

$40 $40 Closed

Running-5K - 10 & Older - Individual Age group/open

$35 $45 Closed

Walking-5K - 10 & Older - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Running-10K-Under 10 - Individual Age group/open

$0 $0 Closed

Running-5K - Under 10 - Individual Age group/open

$0 $0 Closed

Walking-5K - Under 10 - Individual Age group/open

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

Big River Salmon Run/Walk – 10K & 5K & 5K Fun Walk & 1K Kids Race brought to you by Trout Unlimited and their partners.

Run alongside the river as the salmon run upstream to spawn – where Big River meets the sea.

 The Big River Salmon Run 10K, 5K, 5K Fun Walk, and Kids 1K are all out and back races along the Big River Haul Road within Mendocino Headlands State Park. The Big River Haul Road is an old logging haul road that follows Big River alongside its picturesque estuary and through beautiful towering redwoods. The road is a well-maintained dirt and gravel road with only slight elevation variations. Race participants will be running or walking alongside Big River as salmon run up the river to spawn, rain or shine.

Proceeds from the race will support salmon habitat restoration efforts within Big River through a partnership between Trout Unlimited and California State Parks.

Event details and schedule

Chipped timing for the 10K Run and the 5K Run is provided by Golden State Timing, a San Francisco based race timing service using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and bringing accurate and affordable timing to the racing community.

No Dogs Allowed. Strollers are allowed for Fun Walk only (though you can still run, it just won’t be chip timed.)

This is a rain or shine event. The salmon run in the rain, why wouldn’t we?


10K Run (timed)

5K Run (timed)

5K Fun Walk (not timed)

1K Kids Race for Ages 4-10 (not timed)

Register by 10/31/2015 to guarantee a race T-shirt


Age Divisions: (Male and Female):

10 and Under









Trophies: 1st Male in 5K Run and 10K Run; 1st Female in 5K Run and 10K Run (Not applicable to 5K Fun Run/Walk)

Medals: 5K and 10K Runs, 1st-3rd all age divisions

All Kids Race participants will receive a completion ribbon.

Race Day Event

Race Day Time

Day-of-Race Registration

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Day-of-Race Packet pick-up

7:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.

Kiddie Race start

8:30 a.m.

10K start

9:00 a.m.

5K Run & Walk start

9:15 a.m.

Awards Ceremony

10:30 a.m.


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