Sat April 15, 2023 Fresno, CA 93721 US Directions

Half Marathon

$95 $70 7:00AM PDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm PST

10k Run

$85 $60 7:00AM PDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm PST

Rock and Run 5k

$60 $40 7:05AM PDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm PST

Classic Virtual - Run

$55 Registration ends April 15, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT

Due to Chukchansi Stadium scheduling conflict the California Classic Half Marathon events has been moved to April 15th 2023.  

In celebrating our 11th year we have moved the California Classic Half Marathon to SATURDAYS.

Join us Saturday April 15th, 2023 when we host 2,000 runners in our Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Run as participants run through Sea Lion Cove and African Adventure at Fresno's Chaffee Zoo, with a grand finish at Chukchansi Stadium. Or choose our Rock and Run 5k, it doesn't go through the Zoo, but has all of the other benefits of the Half Marathon.  

10k Zoo Run

We have replaced our Relay with a 10k Zoo Run! No more just one runner gets to run through the Zoo! This point-to-point 6.2 mile run starts right outside the Chaffee Zoo, travels through the Zoo as it winds its way back through Downtown Fresno where you finish in grand-style at Chukchansi Park. Yes all 10k runners will get to join the half marathon runners as they run in amazement through the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and gaze at all of the beautiful animals!  10k Runners will be bused from Chukchansi Park to the Zoo where they will start at the same time as the half marathon back at Chukchansi Park.

Rock n Run 5k

The Rock n Run 5k is a family event and for those who aren't quite up to a 10k or half marathon but still want the run/party experience!   You will run or walk through Downtown Fresno and rock to the sounds of Rock n Roll. This event does not go through the Zoo but does Finish at Chukchansi Park. 5k finisher's will receive ALL the amenities that our half marathon and 10k participants receive including our custom finisher's medallion.
Grab your co-workers and create a team.


Zoorassic Park Exhibit

Again this year half marathon and 10k runners will journey through Fresno Chaffee Zoo's Zoorassic Park Exhibit!  You will be taken through the age of the dinosaurs with sounds and movement to amaze you.  Get your picture taken with the tyrannosaurs rex or any of his cousins.





Half-Marathon, 10k and 5k Participants receive:

  • Chip Timing Run

  • Breakfast Burritos provided by Bobby Salazar Mexican Restaurant.

  • Gender specific Technical Shirts

  • Free Photo Downloads

  • Text Results

  • Pacers for Runners (Pace Groups of 130, 140, 150, 200, 210, 220, 230)

  • CASH awards for overall Half Marathon winners!

  • Participant Tracking

  • Finisher's Medallion!

  • Beer Garden (21 and over)

  • Hot Fudge Sundae 

  • Finisher's Certificate

  • Personalized bib for all Run events

5k Participants Receive ALL amenities except they will not run through the Zoo.

Finisher Medallions

Every runner will receive a custom finisher medallion!  Photo coming soon!

Chukchansi Park
1800 Tulare St
Fresno, CA US 93721
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