AUGUST

▪ Aug. 19, 2018—Hot Fudge Sundae 5K run and 2K walk (not timed), Mooney Park, Visalia
This inaugural event benefits the Visalia Boys and Girls Clubs. After the race, runners receive…you guessed it… sundaes. For more information or to register online, visit Run SignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 21, 2018—Taco Tuesday Sumer 5K Series, Woodward Park, Fresno
“Career Night.” This is part of a six-race 5K series over the summer held on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m. Sign up for each individually for $10 apiece or all six with the $35 annual pass. Two tacos and a soft drink are $5 prepaid or $20 for all six races. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 25, 2018—Fourth Annual Campus Life 5K walk/run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Event benefits in part Fresno/Madera Youth for Christ. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 26, 2018—Mark & Tony’s Margarita 8K, 8-mile and Half Marathon Run and Trail Party, Lake Camanche South Shore
When you get these two together, look out world. We do know one thing: The bar will be open! Margaritas (for those old enough), fajitas and tech shirts. This is a trail run and it’s in the foothills, so expect dirt, rocks, tree roots and a few hills. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

SEPTEMBER

▪ Sept. 1, 2018—Comforting Kids Bailey’s Legacy Fun Run 1-mile & 5K, Newman
Events benefit Bailey’s Treasure Box. All participants receive a “Bailey’s Legacy Run” bracelet. This is a charity fun run. Race officials will only be recording order of placement, not your time. However, a race clock will be at the finish line for runners to check their own times. An award ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. near the finish line. For more information, visit Comforting Kids or register online at Active.com.

▪ Sept. 2, 2018—Loop the Lake 1-mile & 5K, Oak Grove Park, Stockton
This event benefits the Tokay Cross-Country Team. For more information or to register online, visit Local Races.

▪ Sept. 8, 2018—Pincushion 1-mile Hill Climb, Friant
This a steep hill climb for 5,280 feet. This will have a start similar to a cycling speed trial. Runners will be staggered with 5-10 seconds in between each one. For more information or to register online, visit San Joaquin Running.

▪ Sept. 8, 2018—Inaugural Run for Hue-Manity 1-Mile Color Fun Run and Family Festival, Merced County Fairgrounds, Merced
Events benefit the Sierra Saving Grade Homeless Project and the United Way of Merced County. For more information, visit Run for Hue-Manity or Merced County Events.

▪ Sept. 8, 2018—Farm Run 5K, Denair Gaslight Theater, Denair
This is part of the Denair Farm & Family Festival. Event proceeds go in part to fund scholarships for Denair High School students. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ Sept. 8, 2018—UC Merced Journey 5K Fund Run, UC Merced, Merced
This event benefits the Ryan Nunez Cross Country Memorial Scholarship Fund. This year’s Journey 5K is also “A Run for Ryan” to honor the late Ryan Nunez, head coach of the UC Merced men’s and women’s cross-country teams and his passion for the sport he loved and the student athletes he mentored. For more information or to register online, visit Giving at Merced.

▪ Sept. 9, 2018—Delta Harvest Run 1-mile fun run and 5K, 10K & Half-Marathon walk/runs, Brentwood
These events are sponsored by the Delta Association of Realtors Community Service Foundation. Proceeds support East Contra Costa County food banks/pantries, shelters and the funding of college scholarships for local high schools. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ Sept. 15, 2018—Drag-N-Fly Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch
I love Brazen Racing descriptions. The most challenging course is reserved for the half-marathoners. I guess that means lots of hills. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

dusty bottoms logo▪ Sept. 15, 2018—Dusty Bottoms Beer Mile and 1.5-mile Ultra Beer Mile, Modesto
It’s B-A-C-K — the event that put Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners on the map. The rules are simple: drink a beer, run 400 yards. Repeat four times and don’t hurl, and you receive a custom finishers’ medal. The ultra involves running six laps and chugging six beers. This is a BYOB (bring your own beer) event. Plan to bring a designated driver, too. Spectators always welcome! Unique overall finishers’ awards as well as a raffle with loads of cool prizes, so bring a few $$ to buy tickets. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 15, 2018—Kare for Kidney 2-mile, 5K & 10K walk/runs, Woodward Park, Fresno
These events are designed to raise awareness for kidney disease. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 15, 2018—Madtown 5K Run & 2-mile Walk, Madera
Money raised goes to helping middle school girls attend Tech Trek for four nights and five days at Fresno State University exposing them STEM. The money also raised goes to young ladies in Madera County for college scholarships. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ Sept. 22, 2018—Smokey Bear Run 2-mile walk/run & 10K run, Shaver Lake
For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 22, 2018—Wascally Wabbit Half-Mawothon & 5K Run, 
Events benefit Kids Kasa Foster Care Educational Fund. For more information, visit Wascally Rabbit.

▪ Sept. 22, 2018—Trail Hog Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Santa Clara County Park, San Jose
With trail in its name, you know this is going to have some hills and dirt. Plus the description mentions Mount Hamilton. After all, it’s put on by Brazen Racing. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ Sept. 22, 2018—American Legion Centennial Celebration 5K walk/run, Woodward Park, Manteca
Not much information on the event website, other than runners receive a race t-shirt and post-race hot dog, chips and beverage. The website doesn’t even give a location for the event. For that, you have to download the registration form. There is no link for online registration. For more information, visit American Legion Post 249.

▪ Sept. 22, 2018—Inaugural Delta Dash 5K/10K & 1-mile walk, runs and StandUp Paddle Board Fun, Discovery Bay Marina, Discovery Bay
This inaugural event benefits Discovery Bay Elementary, Timber Point Elementary, All Gods Children and Excelsior Middle School. Opt for the no-t-shirt option and save $7. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 29, 2018—Moo Mile Run and 5K, Tulare Public Library, Tulare
For more information, visit the city of Tulare or call 559-684-4310. From the looks of the website, you can’t register online.

▪ Sept. 29, 2018—Rocky Ridge Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Lake Trampas Wilderness, San Ramon
I’ll let the folks at Brazen Racing describe their half marathon: “This is the race your momma warned you about! The half marathon cannot be described as “flat and fast” or “good for beginners” or with any other nice phrase. In fact, the phrases most commonly used to describe it would be unprintable.” But if you finish, you’ll be rewarded with a finishers’ medal and a great post-race spread. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ Sept. 29, 2018—Dre 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
Event benefits Dre’s Junior League of Fitness. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 29, 2018—Shaver Lake Mile High Tri, Duathlon, 10K and 5K, Camp Edison, Shaver Lake
There are sprint and olympic triathlons, spring and olympic aquabike, sprint and olympic duathlons, a 10K run and a 5K run. For more information or to register online, visit Sierra Cascades Multisport Productions.

▪ Sept. 30, 2018—Lace’n It Up 5K Run, 1-mile Walk and Family BBQ, The Park at Riverwalk, Bakersfield
This is hosted by Links for Life and kicks off the group’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

OCTOBER

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—Superhero Run 5K walk/run, Lake Lodi, Lodi
Dress up and run as your favorite super hero. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—UCP Safari 5K Dash and 1/2-mile fun walk/run, East LaLoma Park, Modesto
Events benefit the United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus and are designed to encourage participation of all abilities and families to join the celebration. They also coincide with World Cerebral Palsy Day. Costumes of favorite wild animal are recommended. Custom finishers medals for all. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—”Game On” 5K Fun Run, Bakersfield
This event kicks off “RowdyCon” at California State University, Bakersfield. The RowdyCon Game Convention, a day of fun and games, features a vendor expo with dozens of game consoles, activities hosted by CSUB Student Organizations, a cosplay contest, a maid cafe, food trucks, NERF wars, entertainment vehicles, bounce houses and more. Runners travel through the CSUB campus, where gaming-related surprises are in store. All participants also receive free entry into the convention. Proceeds benefit the Lauren Small Children’s Center at Dignity Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—Harvest 5K run and 3-mile walk, Visalia
The Visalia Runners & Kaweah Delta Health Care District are teaming up to host this event. Proceeds provide Christmas gifts to children of families currently undergoing cancer treatment. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—Carnival Fun Run/Walk 5K, Kingsburg
For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—Chest of Hope L.O.V.E. Domestic Violence Awareness 5K, Tracy
For more information or to register online, visit RaceEntry.com.

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—G.N.A.R. (Go Nuts Along the River) 5K, West Sacramento
This is an urban trail run along the Sacramento River in West Sacramento sponsored by the Sloppy Moose Running Club. It starts at 5:30 p.m. (a.k.a. BEER 30). Caught your attention right there with BEER. Yes, you’ll be able to enjoy a tall, cold one after the run, courtesy of Bike Dog Brewing Co. Chip timed, commemorative pint glass (full of Bike Dog beer) and a fanny pack. There’s even a promise of seeing four-legged trash-eating goats along the course. For more information, visit Facebook, or register online at Time Your Race.

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—Fowler Fall Festival Run 2-mile walk/run, Fowler
Come for the run, stay for the parade. Events benefit Fowler High School Redcats cross-country team. For more information or to register online visit RunSignUp.com.

Peace Officer Memorial Run logo▪ Oct. 7, 2018—Peace Officer Memorial Run Half-Marathon, Half Relay & 5K, Modesto
Mark your calendar for this annual event that honors Stanislaus County peace officers who have fallen in the line of duty. Both runs start and finish in front of the Gallo Center in downtown Modesto. Expo and Safety Faire coincide with the runs. For more information, visit Peace Officer Memorial Run. To register online, visit Active.com.

▪ Oct. 7, 2018—20th Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure, Chukchansi Park, Fresno
This event benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There are separate timed and untimed 5K co-ed run/walks. For more information or to register online, visit Susan G. Komen Foundation.

▪ Oct. 7, 2018—Madera Fruit Tree 5K run/walk, Cedar Creek Senior Living Madera
Hosted by Seva Organization, this event is designed to build community and to promote wellness for a longer, healthier and happier life. Proceeds benefit Kids Kasa. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

Riverbank Run for the Cheese logo▪ Oct. 13, 2018—Riverbank Run for the Cheese 5K and 10K walk/runs and kids’ fun run, Riverbank
The courses go through quiet residential areas that have a bit of a roll. The 10K has a bonus hill. Galaxy Theatres has graciously agreed to open up early so runners can use their nice permanent bathrooms. NO port-a-potties at this race. Proceeds benefit in part the Riverbank High School Cross-Country Program. For more information, visit ShadowChase Running Club or register online at Active.com.

▪ Oct. 13, 2018—10th Annual Rabobank Fiesta 2-mile Run/Walk and 5-mile run, Reedley
For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 13, 2018—Tarantula Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K walk/hike/runs and kids’ Spider Scramble, Los Vaqueros Reservoir, Brentwood
Maybe if your’e lucky, you’ll see one of the race’s namesakes out roaming around. Tarantula’s are not dangerous. In the fall, the males go out “cruising for foxes,” as those wild and crazy Czechoslovakian guys used to say on Saturday Night Live. Courses are a mix of dirt, pavement and gravel. As the course description says, “There will be some challenging hills.” But it’s worth it to challenge yourself a bit now and then. Afterward, snack on the great post-race spread that are a signature of Brazen Races. Use the Brentwood entrance, NOT the Livermore entrance, to Los Vaqueros, or you’ll be late to the party. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ Oct. 13, 2018—Tiger Dash 5K and 1/2-mile Cub Fun Run, UOP Campus, Stockton
This event is hosted by the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2019. In addition to the race, there will be a health fair with free health screenings. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ Oct. 13, 2018—Fresno Margarita Madness 5K Walk/Run, Woodward Park, Fresno
This looks like one of those national events that comes to selected cities throughout the country. The company putting on the race is based in Los Angeles. Note: This is a night race. For more information, Margarita Madness 5K.

▪ Oct. 13, 2018—Kern County Cancer Run 5K (formerly Bakersfield Cancer Run), Yokuts Park, Bakersfield
Event benefits the CBCC Foundation for Community Wellness. For more information, visit Kern County Cancer Run.

▪ Oct. 13, 2018—Second Annual Striding Beyond Site 5K and 2-mile Walk/Runs (both guided and non-guided) and kids’ fun runs, Woodward Park, Fresno
Events benefit the Valley Center for the Blind. For more information, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 14, 2018—Merced Gateway Sports Fest, Merced College, Merced
Formerly called the Gateway Triathlon, this new event offers multiple disciplines for participants of all ages.
It is co-sponsored by the Merced Running Club and On Your Mark Events. Events include a sprint triathlon (short course), a kid’s triathlon, a duathlon, an aquathlon, an aqua bike race, a 3-mile run and a kids’ fun run. For more information or to register online, visit On Your Mark.

▪ Oct. 13, 2018—Freedom Run 5K, Turlock
This event benefits the Set Free Movement. T-shirts and draw-string shoe bags for all registrants. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ Oct. 14, 2018—Family Carnival 5K Fun Run, Kingsburg
For more information or to register online, visit www.easytithe.com.

▪ Oct. 14, 2018—Judgment Day Half-Marathon, Bakersfield
Lots of swag, including a tech shirt and finisher’s hoodie. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 14, 2018—Airways 5K Run Against Asthma and 2-mile walk, Woodward Park Fresno
This replaces an event previously scheduled for May 20. Scant information available. To register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 14, 2018—Fourth Annual Monster Mash Dash Halloween Run 5K and Little Monster Dash, Shinzen Friendship Gardens, Fresno
Come in costume. Cool glow-in-the-dark finishers’ medals and t-shirts. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

NOVEMBER

▪ Nov. 3, 2018—Salmon Duathlon (run, ride, run) Team Duathlon and 5,000 Meter Run, Knights Ferry
The duathlon consists of a 5K run, 30K bike and a 2.5K run. The team duathlon has one cyclist and one runner. The 5,000-meter run is the same as a 5K run. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ Nov. 3, 2018—Diablo Summit Stomp 30K (roughly 18 miles), Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K walk/hike/runs, Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area, Walnut Creek
This is one of those famous Brazen Races, so expect dirt. You could even get some mud or water, depending on the weather. But always a good time. Expect some ascents and descents, as Brazen called the uphills and downhills on its race elevation profiles. Parking is limited, so plan to carpool. There also will be a shuttle from overflow parking at North Gate High School. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ Nov. 4, 2018—Two Cities Marathon, Half Marathon and Half Relay, Clovis and Fresno
Chose from the Clovis Half or the Fresno Half. The relay covers the Fresno Half course. The half-relay only covers the Fresno portion. Entry includes a tech t-shirt as well as a pull-over hoodie. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Nov. 11, 2018—Clarksburg Country Run 20-miles, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K & kids’ fun run, Delta High School, Clarksburg Country Run logoClarksburg
The half is a Pacific Association of USA Track & Field championship. Finishers medals for all runners. Events benefit Clarksburg youth sports, Clarksburg Fire Department, Clarksburg schools, clubs and philanthropic programs. For more information, visit Clarksburg Country Run or register online at RunSignUp.com.

▪ Nov. 17, 2018—Third Annual Bakersfield Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Relay and 5K, Bakersfield
Entry includes a short-sleeve gender-specific tech t-shirt as well as “secret swag.” For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Nov. 17, 2018—Merced Turkey Trot 2-mile walk/run and 5K run, Lake Yosemite, Merced
Merced running club logoCome out for this low-key and FUN community event. Bring pairs of gently used shoes to donate to local non-profits, who will give them to those in need. For each pair, you’ll receive a raffle ticket. Lots of “interesting” prizes. Among my favorites is the dinner and a movie – a $1.98 family-rated DVD from Walmart and a book of McDonald’s coupons. Seriously, they also have some good raffle prizes, like Starbucks gift cards. Proceeds go toward Merced Running Club scholarships for graduating high school seniors. For more information, visit the Merced Running Club.

▪ Nov. 22, 2018—The Michael David Foundation 2018 Run and Walk Against Hunger 5K run/walk & 10K walk, Run against hunger logo 2018Stockton
These events benefit the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton/San Joaquin. 5K walkers have their own course separate from the 5K runners. Courses go along the Stockton Waterfront. For more information, visit Run Against Hunger. To register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ Nov. 22, 2018—Visalia Emergency Aid Council “Race Against Hunger” 5K run, 2-mile walk and kids’ 1/2-mile fun run, Downtown Visalia
Proceeds benefit the Visalia Emergency Aid Food Pantry. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Nov. 22, 2018—Kings United Way Turkey Trot 5K, Downtown Hanford
Top 20 males and top 20 females will receive medallions. Event benefits local charities affiliated with the United Way. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Nov. 22, 2018—Bakersfield Turkey Day 5K Run (timed) and 2-mile Walk (untimed), Bakersfield
Events benefit Bakersfield’s CAPK Food Bank. All finishers receive a 4-inch personal pie — now that’s a sweet alternative to a finisher’s medal! Long-sleeve shirts for all registrants. Contests for largest family participating and best costume as well as age-group medals. So dust off those turkey hats. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Nov. 22, 2018—Turkey Trot Fresno 5K walk/run and 2-mile walk, Woodward Park, Fresno
New courses this year. The 5K is timed, the 2-mile is not. Prizes to overall male and female winners as well as unique awards to age-group winners. All participants will receive a long-sleeve shirt and personal 4-inch pie. This event benefits the Fresno Community Food Bank. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

DECEMBER

▪ Dec. 1, 2018—NEW: Capitol 5K (for all ages) and maraFUNrun 5K (an existing event for kids), Sacramento
The Capitol 5K is a new addition to the CIM weekend for those who want to run a shorter distance but still want to be part of the festivities. Or you can do both, the 5K on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday. The maraFUNrun is a repeat event for kids. Looks like the 5K finishes in the same chutes as the marathon the following day. Come for the 5K, then visit the Expo at the Sacramento Convention Center. For more information or to register online, visit Capitol 5K.

▪ Dec. 1, 2018—San Joaquin River Trail 50K & 100K, Friant
These are trail runs, so expect dirt, rocks, tree roots, hills and other natural obstacles. This event is produced by San Joaquin Running. Course goes around Millerton Lake and along the San Joaquin River. For more information or to register online, visit UltraSignUp.com.

▪ Dec. 1, 2018—Bah Humbug 5K walk/run, San Ramon
This has become a holiday tradition for many families. In addition to cool Grinch-themed Christmas ornaments for all finishers, there’s also a costume contest. Family rate for three or more runners, so round up the clan and bring them out for this festive affair. The post-race ice cream treats are the bomb. Surprisingly, they taste great, even if it’s cold outside. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ Dec. 2, 2018—California International Marathon (CIM) and Marathon Relay, Folsom to Sacramento
SOLD OUT
 The only way to enter now is through a charity spot. A point-to-point net downhill marathon. The relay, composed of four people, is still open for registration. This event sells out every year somewhere around late August or early September. For more information or to register online, visit Sacramento Running Association.

▪ Dec. 8, 2018—Jingle Bell Run For Toys For Tots 5K timed run and 2-mile untimed walk/run, Christmas Tree Lane, Fresno
Registered runners receive a Christmas-themed sweatshirt and jingle bells for your shoes. Post-race snacks include Christmas cookies and hot chocolate or cold chocolate milk. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a Santa hat on top of everything else. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Dec. 9, 2018—Hanford’s Rockin’ Rudolph 5K walk/run and kids’ fun run, Hanford
There also is a costume contest. So dust off your reindeer antlers or Santa suit and come out for this event that benefits the Adventist Health Central Valley Network and Hospice Services. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

2019

JANUARY

▪ Jan. 26, 2019—Fifth Annual Pirates of the Cure-I-bbean Booty Run 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
This event promotes awareness of blood-related cancers through Relay for Life team member’s fund-raising efforts. Finishers’ medal for all participants. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

FEBRUARY

▪ Feb. 23, 2019—Support Blue Fresno 2-mile walk or 10K run, Woodward Park, Fresno
This event is a grassroots effort to broaden the support for the Fresno Police Department. This is the second event in the Winter Classic Medal Series. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Feb. 23, 2019—Tour de Meow 5K Run or 1-mile Cat Walk, Bakersfield
This event benefits MEOWco.org and its neonate kitten nursery, adoption programs and many other-life saving programs. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Feb. 23, 2019—End of the Trail Half-Marathon and 10K, Downtown Visalia
Flat, flat courses. Beast Mode Hat to the top 25 male/female finishers for the half and top 10 male/female in the 10K. Free End of the Trail Beanie Cap if you register before Jan. 1, 2019. This is in addition to the long-sleeve t-shirt that all registrants receive. Certified course and New York Marathon qualifier. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

MARCH

▪ March 24, 2019—Fresno Donut Run 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
Cute donut-themed finishers’ medal for all participants. Event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ March 31, 2019—Modesto Marathon, Half-Marathon, Half Relay and 5K, Modesto
Modesto marathon logoPacket pick-up is during the March 30 Expo. The public also is welcome at the Expo. Courses are relatively flat. Both the half and full go over a Highway 99 overpass twice—the only inclines on the course. The 5K goes through residential areas around Graceda Park and finishes in the same place as the half and full. Events benefit Teens Run Modesto. Please NO DOGS except service animals for the safety of the runners and the animals. For more information or to register online, visit Modesto Marathon.

APRIL

▪ April 6, 2019—AR 50 (American River 50) 50-mile ultra-run and 25-mile run, Folsom
The 50-miler starts at 6 a.m. and has a 14-hour cut-off time.  If you make it under the cut-off, you receive a special jacket and a finisher’s medal as well as a tech shirt. Pacers allowed on the last half. The 25-miler starts an hour later — at 7 a.m. but has the same cutoff of 5:15 p.m. at Rattlesnake Bar. The 25-mile runners will receive a tech shirt and finisher’s medal. For more information, visit AR 50.

▪ April 6-7, 2019—California Classic Weekend, Fresno
california classic logoSaturday, the race shuts down the freeway so bicycle riders can ride without worrying about cars. Choose from the century (100 miles), metric century (62 miles) or mini-metric century (35 miles). Or run the half-marathon, half relay or 5K on Sunday. The half and half relay go through African Adventure inside Fresno Chaffee Zoo, finishing along home plate inside Chukchansi Stadium. The Rock and Run 5K doesn’t go through the zoo but it has all the other benefits of the half. Cash prizes for all age-group winners in the half. If you do both a ride and a run, you receive a biker/runner hat and an interlocking medal. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.


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