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Racers begin the 10K Grunion Run during the 2013 Dana Point Festival of Whales. Photo by Kevin Dahlgren
Racers begin the 10K Grunion Run during the 2013 Dana Point Festival of Whales. Photo by Kevin Dahlgren

Dana Point Times

The sixth annual Grunion Run 10K, 5K and kids’ 1K races are set for Sunday, March 2 and organizers of the Doheny State Beach located contests are looking for volunteers and sponsors to help out.

Registration for the races is now open at The cost of racing is $40 for the 10K, $35 for the 5K and $15 for the kids’ 1K.  This year’s race takes place during the second weekend of the 46th annual Dana Point Festival of Whales.

All proceeds from the races go to benefit the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association, a support organization providing aid to the state beach. Funds will go to support other events and the association’s refurbishment of the beach’s visitor’s center.

Following the race, participants will be treated to a breakfast from the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association. For more information about sponsoring the event or volunteering, email Laura Ouimet at

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