October 3rd 2020 Fresno, CA 93720 US Directions


New Date: October 3rd 2020

Due to the dangerous air quality caused by the Creek Fire, we have decided to postpone the Boston in Central California Marathon until SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD 2020.  We have received word from the Boston Athletic Association that there will be an extension allowed to submit your Boston Marathon Virtual Results. 



That's right. Boston has come to Fresno. To celebrate the tradition of The Boston Marathon, those who were planning on running The Boston Marathon Virtually this year are invited to take part in this "unofficial" event. 

This event will be capped at 30 participants.

This event is put on by runners here in the central valley who want to make Boston happen here in our own backyard. Due to the current situation, we realize it is not practical to host a large scale event. We are putting this on so that Boston Marathon Qualifiers get a chance to cross the finish line of what they started years ago when they first started training. Our hope is to bring this local group of Boston Qualifiers together and celebrate their achievements. 

Funds and donations raised by the event are put directly back into the event. Please use the contact button on this page with any questions.

Race Details

-Start/Finish area will be located near Woodward Park right above the Cal Loop near HW 41. See Course Map for details.

-This is a chip-timed event and live results will be published on the event website.

-Race will start at 6 AM. If you are not at the start line, you will be disqualified.

-Elevation gain on the course is approximately 500 FT. We realize the "Course Map" says otherwise.

-Course will be marked with route arrows and turn signals. 

-You will repeat 3 loops of the set course(See Course Map For Route). Each loop is approximately 8.3 miles.  

-Aid Stations will be located along the course. 

-Restroom will be located at the start/finish.

-Lunch will be provided at the finish line.



Well, it is time to address the elephant in the room! A few guidelines that participants must follow are listed below:

- No spectators allowed(Just be smart about it please. We know people are going to want to watch you.)

- Masks must be worn at all times when not running.

- Please abide by traffic laws when on the street.(runners are pretty good at this...usually)

- Please keep your distance from others along the trail(do your best)

-If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone who hasn't been feeling well, don't come. 

-Please maintain a distance of 6ft from eachother.


1. How will I be tracked?

-A designated chip will be assigned to you. More information about the pickup process will be released as the event draws closer.

2. I am not registered for the Boston Marathon Virtual Run, can I still participate?

-If you meet the time standards set out by the BAA for the marathon, you are more than welcome to join us! See the link below for the official time standards. 


3. Can I have someone or a group pace me?

- Technically no, since we are to adhere to social distancing standards. However if your pace team happens to find you on the course, there is nothing we can do.

4. How will I know where to go on the course?

-There will be route arrows on the ground and directional signs on the course. Since you are an experienced runner, we know that you have studied the course anyways!

5. Where will water stations be?

-Water and aid stations will be located every 2-3 miles along the course. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Highway 41 and Woodward Park
Fresno, CA US 93720


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