Until science proves otherwise, running is good for you. It makes your heart go pitter-patter in a healthy way and it strengthens your muscly-tendony thingies. Healthful propaganda aside, some people actually like running. For fun. Lucky for them, Humboldt is host to more than a handful of competitive runs throughout the year. On Sunday, March 9, the city of Ferndale will be overflowing with bare-legged and number-chested athletes for the 37th annual Foggy Bottom Milk Run.
The 4 and 10-mile races start at noon, and the 2-mile race starts at 2 p.m. All races start and finish on Ferndale's Main Street and wind their way through the bottoms while confused cows utter moos of support. The brave/crazy athletes registered for the 10-mile race will head through the bottoms and make their way along Centerville Road.
If you missed the pre-registration deadline way back in February, don't fret. You can register the morning of the race at the Danish Hall in Ferndale. Four and 10-mile runners can register at 10 a.m. and 2-mile runner registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Prizes go to the racers who finish first in each distance category. But surely the runner's high is the real reward.