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  • 2013: The 36th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (179 finishers, Winners: Nico Arguelles (25M) 0:56:00, Cedar Smith (32F) 1:03:22)
    4 miles (343 finishers, Winners: Brian Quilty (23M) 20:54, Caitie Richards (21F) 26:35)
    2 miles (846 finishers, Winners: Jesse Cronin (24M) 10:23, Michaela Barros (15F) 12:09)

    Sunday, March 10, 2013
    Race Director: Marlene Allen

  • 2012: The 35th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    F10 miles (116 finishers, Winners: Nico Arguelles (24M) 0:53:53*{deviated from course}, Cedar Smith (31F) 1:03:01)
    4 miles (348 finishers, Winners: Jason Lewis (26M) 21:55, Melanie Richard (41F) 27:42)
    2 miles (736 finishers, Winners: Jared Hilligoss (18M) 10:50, Michaela Barros (14F) 12:20)

    Sunday, March 11, 2012
    Race Director: Marlene Allen

  • 2011: The 34th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (114 finishers, Winners: James Lonergan (27M) 1:04:02, Cedar Smith (30F) 1:04:46)
    4 miles (363 finishers, Winners: Jason Lewis (25M) 22:07, Chloe Pigg (13F) 24:03)
    2 miles (550 finishers, Winners: Jordan Krupa (17M) 10:11, Sara Davis (14F) 11:57)

    Sunday, March 13, 2011
    Race Director: Marlene Allen

  • 2010: The 33rd Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (115 finishers, Winners: Matt Creason (33M) 58:02, Carolyn Sanchez (37F) 1:09:17)
    4.1 miles (384 finishers, Winners: Jason Lewis (24M) 21:44, Laura McNulty (42F) 25:35)
    2 miles (906 finishers, Winners: Cody Gray (19M) 10:28, Chloe Pigg (12F) 11:02)

    Sunday, March 14, 2010
    Race Director: Marlene Allen

  • 2009: The 32nd Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (84 finishers, Winners: Andrew Turpin (33M) 1:04:15, Naomi Posh (29F) 1:12:03)
    4.1 miles (366 finishers, Winners: Matthew Creason (32M) 22:24, Robyn Petrusha (44F) 26:27)
    2 miles (731 finishers, Winners: Jamari Spears (15M) 11:01, Chloe Pigg (11F) 11:38)

    Sunday, March 8, 2009
    Race Co-Directors: Cathy Larripa & Portia Matheson

  • 2008: The 31st Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (69 finishers, Winners: Chris Binschus (25M) 55:49, Chelsea Benson (25F) 1:09:36)
    4.1 miles (260 finishers, Winners: Adam Kopet (22M) 23:22, Naomi Posh (28F) 26:13)
    2 miles (773 finishers, Winners: Jason Haase (18M) 10:42, Allison Maher (15F) 12:34)

    Sunday, March 9, 2008
    Race Co-Directors: Cindy Timek & Gary Timek

  • 2007: The 30th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10K (58 finishers, Winners: Scott Pesch (40M) 33:40, Dolores Bergmann (35F) 37:15)
    4.1 miles (208 finishers, Winners: Steve Gough (34M) 22:38, Nina Carson (17F) 25:31)
    2 miles (689 finishers, Winners: Lucas Wilhelm (15M) 11:44, Grace Orders (14F) 12:01)

    Sunday, March 11, 2007
    Race Co-Directors: Cindy Timek & Gary Timek

  • 2006: The 29th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10K (59 finishers, Winners: Jesse Plummer (27M) 32:52, Chris Hamer (50F) 43:07)
    4.1 miles (180 finishers, Winners: Steve Gough (33M) 22:51, Darla Langert (38F) 26:29)
    2 miles (689 finishers, Winners: Trevor Scoggins (19M) 10:47, Grace Orders (13F) 12:50)

    Sunday, March 12, 2006
    Race Co-Directors: Cindy Timek & Gary Timek

  • 2005: The 28th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (84 finishers, Winners: Brian James (26M) 57:14, Kathleen Gosnell (24F) 1:04:13)
    4.1 miles (272 finishers, Winners: Andrew Jones (27M) 22:38, Yasmine White (15F) 25:31)
    2 miles (230 finishers, Winners: Kyle Ambrosini (14M) 11:37, Grace Orders (12F) 12:50)

    Sunday, March 6, 2005
    Race Co-Directors: Cindy Timek & Gary Timek

  • 2004: The 27th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (73 finishers, Winners: Brian James (25M) 58:17, Dolores Bergmann (32F) 1:03:43)
    4.1 miles (233 finishers, Winners: Jesse Plummer (25M) 20:53, Yasmine White (14F) 25:51)
    2 miles (888 finishers, Winners: Greg Keller (15M) 10:56, Jordan Hornsby (12F) 13:03)

    Sunday, March 7, 2004
    Race Director: SRRC Committee

  • 2003: The 26th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (73 finishers, Winners: Brian James (24M) 56:37, Kristin Pennell (28F) 1:11:12)
    4.1 miles (252 finishers, Winners: Tim Miller (25M) 20:24, Yasmine White (13F) 26:05)
    2 miles (653 finishers, Winners: Ramsey Barnette (18M) 12:19, Joanne Slater-Vides (39F) 12:20)

    Sunday, March 2, 2003
    Race Director: SRRC Committee

  • 2002: The 25th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (88 finishers, Winners: Fergus Breck (26M) 54:03, Dolores Bergmann (30F) 1:05:36)
    4.1 miles (305 finishers, Winners: Yoshi Uemura (47M) 24:12, Denise Walker (31F) 27:06)
    2 miles (573 finishers, Winners: Jesse Plummer (23M) 10:25, Joelle Slater (11F) 12:53)

    Sunday, March 3, 2002
    Race Director: SRRC Committee (Cindy & Gary Timek, Jessie Hunt, Al Petrovich, Karen Kelley-Day, Rocky Waters, Barbara Edwards, Jack & Jan West, Wendy Lang, Sharon Powers, Wendy Pearcy)

  • 2001: The 24th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (76 finishers, Winners: Fergus Breck (25M) 54:46, Tami Jaegel (33F) 1:06:34)
    4.1 miles (319 finishers, Winners: Jason Walker (22M) 20:53, Rachael Wiseman (21F) 25:43)
    2 miles (473 finishers, Winners: Louie White (20M) 9:32, Joanne Slater-Vides (37F) 13:15)

    Sunday, March 4, 2001
    Race Director: John Corbett

  • 2000: The 23rd Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (102 finishers, Winners: Fergus Breck (24M) 54:14, Tami Jaegel (32F) 1:06:17)
    4.1 miles (389 finishers, Winners: Reed Elmore (31M) 21:07, Jenn Cochran (24F) 27:06)
    2 miles (804 finishers, Winners: Lehrin Morey (18M) 9:49, Jamie Randenbaugh (17F) 13:40)

    Sunday, March 5, 2000
    Race Director: John Corbett

  • 1999: The 22nd Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (118 finishers, Winners: Fergus Breck (23M) 53:06, Tami Jaegel (31F) 1:03:15)
    4.1 miles (389 finishers, Winners: Tim Miller (21M) 20:09, Joanne Slater-Vides (35F) 23:18)
    2 miles (803 finishers, Winners: Adam Hall (19M) 9:53, Carrie Mangiapane (24F) 11:25)

    Sunday, March 7, 1999
    Race Director: John Corbett

  • 1998: The 21st Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (149 finishers, Winners: Dave Gilbert (20-24M) 56:21, Margaret Lang (35-39F) 1:05:15)
    4.1 miles (330 finishers, Winners: Reed Elmore (25-29M) 20:11, Joanne Slater-Vides (30-34F) 23:45)
    2 miles (622 finishers, Winners: Jeremy Tout (15-19M) 10:05, Crystal Johnson (15-19F) 12:16)

    Sunday, March 1, 1998
    Race Director: Brian Purcell

  • 1997: The 20th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (155 finishers, Winners: Billy Morris (30-34M) 54:45, Karen Kelley-Day (45-49F) 1:09:15)
    4.1 miles (419 finishers, Winners: Gregory Phillips (15-19M) 21:36, Jeanette Woodcock (40-44F) 27:12)
    2 miles (835 finishers, Winners: Jeremy Tout (15-19M) 10:21, Crystal Johnson (15-19F) 13:20)

    Sunday, March 2, 1997
    Race Co-Directors: Jack & Jan West

  • 1996: The 19th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (158 finishers, Winners: Michael Lynes (29M) 53:32, Christine Mateer (34F) 1:08:07)
    4.1 miles (515 finishers, Winners: Reed Elmore (27M) 21:47, Joanne Slater (32F) 24:33)
    2 miles (794 finishers, Winners: Greg Phillips (18M) 9:44, Denise Walker (25F) 11:20)

    Sunday, March 4, 1996
    Race Co-Directors: Jack & Jan West

  • 1995: The 18th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (157 finishers, Winners: Phillip Demontigny (24M) 54:12, Karen Kelley-Day (44F) 1:08:54)
    4.1 miles (547 finishers, Winners: Pete Chenard (24M) 20:32, Melissa Martel (33F) 23:48)
    2 miles (636 finishers, Winners: Chris West (17M) 10:01, Kelsey Burman (14F) 12:08)

    Sunday, March 5, 1995
    Race Co-Directors: Jack & Jan West

  • 1994: The 17th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (104 finishers, Winners: Greg Heistuman (35-39M) 54:14, Sharon Powers (30-34F) 1:08:26)
    4.1 miles (446 finishers, Winners: James Becker (30-34M) 21:40, Melissa Martel-Acceta (25-29F) 23:04)
    2 miles (507 finishers, Winners: Jesse Ness (15-19M) 11:14, Shannon Parker (0-14F) 12:54)

    Sunday, March 6, 1994
    Race Co-Directors: Jack & Jan West

  • 1993: The 16th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (107 finishers, Winners: Scott Pesch (26M) 52:37, Karen Kelley-Day (42F) 1:06:49)
    4.1 miles (374 finishers, Winners: Dennis Pfelfer (26M) 20:19, Joanne Slater (29F) 24:35)
    2 miles (554 finishers, Winners: Geoff Hughes (20M) 10:06, Leslie Hubbard (26F) 12:19)

    Sunday, March 7, 1993
    Race Co-Directors: Jack & Jan West

  • 1992: The 15th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (110 finishers, Winners: Mike Pigg (28M) 54:16, Heather Reed (23F) 1:05:05)
    4.1 miles (373 finishers, Winners: Greg Heistuman (36M) 20:52, Joanne Slater (28F) 25:15)
    2 miles (534 finishers, Winners: Jesse Hunt (16M) 10:53, Amy Bergenske (15F) 12:18)

    Sunday, March 1, 1992
    Race Co-Directors: Jack & Jan West

  • 1991: The 14th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (89 finishers, Winners: Andy Carlson (24M) 55:55, Lura Damiano (33F) 1:03:08)
    4.1 miles (332 finishers, Winners: Stuart Scholl (37M) 21:45, Sharon Powers (31F) 25:57)
    2 miles (334 finishers, Winners: Swany Swanson (17M) 12:08, Joanne Slater (27F) 14:40)

    Sunday, March 3, 1991
    Race Director: Dennis Sousa

  • 1990: The 13th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (107 finishers, Winners: Mike Pigg (25-29M) 53:11, Sydney Webb (25-29F) 1:07:30)
    4 miles (265 finishers, Winners: Chris Hinshaw (25-29M) 21:12, Mary Wells (35-39F) 25:29)
    2 miles (372 finishers, Winners: Dutch Yerton (0-14M) 10:43, Amy Bergenske (0-14F) 13:03)

    Sunday, March 4, 1990
    Race Director: Hal Jackson

  • 1989: The 12th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (91 finishers, Winners: Mike Pigg (25-29M) 52:12, Jane Cleavenger (30-34F) 1:01:52)
    4 miles (255 finishers, Winners: Stuart Scholl (35-39M) 21:15, Deanna McViccar (20-24F) 25:00)
    2 miles (193 finishers, Winners: Eli Ricca (17M) 10:59, Melanie Toler (18F) 12:27)

    Sunday, March 5, 1989
    Race Director: Chuck Ehlers

  • 1988: The 11th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (154 finishers, Winners: Jerold Drew (20-29M) 51:33, Jane Cleavenger (20-29F) 1:00:56)
    4 miles (544 finishers, Winners: Stuart Scholl (30-34M) 20:28, Kathleen Dolan (20-29F) 24:22)
    2 miles (Records were not kept for this fun run.)

    Sunday, March 6, 1988
    Race Director: Katherine Queen

  • 1987: The 10th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (183 finishers, Winners: Stuart Scholl (33M) 53:13, Patti Mogni (33F) 1:03:47)
    4 miles (522 finishers, Winners: Jerold Drew (28M) 20:36, Sally Hunt (23F) 24:29)
    2 miles (Records were not kept for this fun run.)

    Sunday, March 1, 1987
    Race Director: Katherine Queen

  • 1986: The 9th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (196 finishers, Winners: Ray Webb (24M) 52:18, Mary Pincini-Wells (31F) 1:05:07)
    4 miles (599 finishers, Winners: David Figueiredo (27M) 20:57, Kathy Dolan (24F) 23:38)
    2 miles (Records were not kept for this fun run.)

    Sunday, March 2, 1986
    Race Director: David Wells

  • 1985: The 8th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (249 finishers, Winners: Mike Williams (24M) 53:11, Mignonne Bivin (32F) 1:06:48)
    4 miles (642 finishers, Winners: Dennis Pfeifer (18M) 20:41, Lori Ramirez (26F) 26:12)
    2 miles (Records were not kept for this fun run.)

    Sunday, March 3, 1985
    Race Director: David Wells

  • 1984: The 7th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (285 finishers, Winners: Ramon Morales-Sanchez (??M) 53:24, Flossie Horgan (30-39F) 1:04:59)
    4 miles (721 finishers, Winners: Tim Becker (19-29M) 20:29, Judy Peltier (30-39F) 24:48)
    2 miles (Records were not kept for this fun run.)

    Sunday, March 4, 1984
    Race Co-Directors: David Wells & Kim Pieratt

  • 1983: The 6th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (430 finishers, Winners: Tim Becker (19-29M) 52:54, Flossie Horgan (30-39F) 1:04:02)
    4 miles (940 finishers, Winners: Greg Heistuman (19-29M) 20:58, Gail Smithson (19-29F) 25:02)
    2 miles (Records were not kept for this fun run.)

    Sunday, March 6, 1983
    Race Directors: Gary Baker

  • 1982: The 5th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (472 finishers, Winners: Mark Conover (21M) 50:39, Shane Felix (20F) 1:06:46)
    4 miles (610 finishers, Winners: Greg Williams (24M) 19:49, Tammy Davy (16F) 26:33)
    2 miles (520 finishers, Winners: Mike Phillips (35M) 10:59, Karen Nordstrom (26F) 14:10)

    Sunday, March 7, 1982
    Race Director: Gary Baker

  • 1981: The 4th Foggy Bottom Milk Run

    10 miles (389 finishers, Winners: Harry Cottrell (34M) 52:24, Flossie Horgan (34F) 1:04:07)
    4 miles (378 finishers, Winners: Kevin OHara (23M) 21:11, Cathy Rutledge (24F) 27:03)
    2 miles (263 finishers, Winners: Tim Callison (14M) 10:55, Ann Marx (23F) 13:03)

    Sunday, March 8, 1981
    Race Director: Gary Baker

    Gary Baker confesses that the 10 mile race was 10 miles (plus maybe 4 yards because the Start/Finish line was chalked a couple yards behind the actual measured Start/Finish), the 4 mile run was only 3.85 and the two mile only 1.85 actual miles.

  • 1980: The 3rd Foggy Bottom Run

    8 miles (372 finishers, Winners: Wayne Arrison (??M) 42:14, Flossie Horgan (??F) 51:13)
    2.5 miles (Records were not kept for this fun run.)

    Sunday, March 2, 1980
    Race Director: Gary Baker

    When this race was held for the 3rd time on Sunday March 2nd, 1980, it was renamed as Foggy Bottoms Run. Short race started at 1PM and long race started at 1:45PM. Start and finish at the Bank of Loleta in Ferndale (corner of Ocean and Main Street) and co-sponsored by the Fortuna JoggN Shoppe. There were 372 finishers in the 8-mile race and 100 in the 2.5 miler. SRRC newsletter #99 (April, 1980) reports:

    The large number of runners was partly due to the fact that Ferndale is a beautiful town to run and partly because there was a Tee shirt waiting at the finish line. The T-shirts and special advertising were generously donated by the Bank of Loleta. Other race contributors included the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, Lows Furniture, Etters Victorian Glass Works and the Ferndale Village Inn.

    In 1978, there were 105 runners in the 8.2-mile run. In 1979, there were 157. In 1980, the race director , Bill Etter, was stunned by the appearance of 372 finishers and ran out of T-shirts and race tags.

    The long course was changed to 8 miles, and the short one to 2.5 miles in 1980. The wind was mild and the course was flat. Richard Gilchrist won the SRRC Quality Runner Award, presented to him by injured George Crandell.

  • 1979: The 2nd Eel River Valley Bottoms Run

    8.2 miles (160 finishers, Winners: Stuart Scholl (??M) 43:00, Sheila Maskovich (30-39F) 50:54)
    1.8 miles (97 finishers, Winners: Frank Torres (??M) 10:03, Colleen Magladry (??F) 12:21)

    Sunday, March 4, 1979
    Race Director: Larry Wieland

  • 1978: The 1st Ferndale Valley Bottoms Run

    8.2 miles (105 finishers, Winners: Richie Smith (??M) 43:16, Flossie Horgan (30-39F) 51:49)
    1.8 miles (43 finishers, Winners: Greg Heistuman (??M) 9:14, Gayle Kerstetter (??F) 11:44)

    Sunday, March 5, 1978
    Race Director: Larry Wieland

    The first time this March race with two different distances was held was on Sunday March 5th of 1978. 1.8 mile run started at 1PM, and 8.2 mile run followed at 1:45PM. Before 1978, it was 4.8 Rohner Park affair in Fortuna. In 1978, the location for the 8,2 miles was in Ferndale and the surrounding bottoms, thus the name began as The Eel River Valley Bottoms Run. This change was largely due to race director, Dr. Larry Wieland of Eureka. In 1978, the race not only featured the usual long and short runs, the post-race party of soup, beer, and buttered bread, but also included 24 medals to 9 different divisions and the introduction of a perpetual trophy as well.

    The day was cool, sunny and breezy at the start of the race turning to a cloudy and drizzly afternoon by the time most of the runners were finishing. There were 105 finishers in the long race and 43 finishers in the short race.

    The post-race party was held in the Turf room on the Fairgrounds. SRRC newsletter #75 (April, 1978) reports: There was ample seating, lots of good food and drink and a lousy P.A. system. At about 4 0clock, Dick Meyer came in with the much anticipated race results. The crowd applauded as Larry Wieland called out each division winner and presented their individual medals. But the loudest applause was held over for the recipient of the Annual Quality Runners Trophy. A grinning George Crandell stepped forward to receive his trophy amid a three minute applause.

Inaugural Run

The first ever Foggy Bottom Milk run was held on March 5, 1978. It was called the Ferndale Valley Bottoms Run that year and the event was host to 148 participants.

Certification

In 2011 the 4 & 10 mile races gained USA Track & Field Certification. Courses were measured by Ken Young with the help of Marlene Allen.

State Championship

The 10 mile race was selected as the 2015 & 2016 RRCA 10 Mile California State Championship Race.

Youth Teams

1995 saw the introduction of the school & youth group team event.

Foggy Bottom Milk Run

In 1981, the fourth year of the race, the name was changed to its current title, Foggy Bottom Milk Run. It was the 3rd change in as many years, but we finally got it right.