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1 March 2017


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Welcome to the 2017 running of this epic 4000nm trip following the route taken by the gray whale in its annual spring migration from Mexico to the Bering Sea. This race was originally designed by RainbowChaser, and first run in 2010 – it is intended to celebrate the remarkable life cycle and migration route of the Gray Whale. There is a great deal of information and background contributed in-Forum here.

In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 we followed the autumn swim down from the icy north to the warm and shallow breeding grounds in the lagoons off Baja California. This time as in 2010 and 2011 we are racing the Spring “mother and calf route” from Mexico up to the Bering Sea.

Reports of plastic pollution being more prevalent than fish in the oceans within decades are on the increase from reputable sources – beachcombing even a square metre produces bags-full of plastic waste – and our precious marine life is more than just endangered with many dead and dying animals being washed up with their stomachs full of plastic which, in the case of balloons and plastic bags, have been mistaken for food, such as jellyfish. So as you race this wonderful migration back to the traditional gray whale feeding grounds in the north Pacific and Bering Sea, please take a moment to consider both the natural and the manmade dangers that beset momma and baby gray whales.

Gray Whale Facts

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