Sat April 4 - Sun April 5, 2020 Fresno, CA US 93721 Directions
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We are celebrating our 10th year!  The California Classic Half Marathon and the California Classic Century rides are on the same weekend, giving you the option to do one event or both in our Michelob ULTRA Challenge!  

Join us Saturday April 4th, 2020 as we will host 2,000 riders as they get to experience the ONLY bike ride that closes a freeway!  “Official Event of the 2020 GRAN FONDO WORLD TOUR®” Then on Sunday April 5th, 2020 we will host 2,000 runners in our Half Marathon and our inaugural 10k Run as participants run through African Adventure in Fresno Chaffee Zoo, with a grand finish along home-plate inside 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.  

As a special treat!  We are treating all participants to a ticket to Fresno Chaffee Zoo!

The Orangetheory Health & Fitness Expo is April 3rd at Clovis Recreational Center on Clovis Ave and Dakota Ave from 11:30 to 6:30.

10k Zoo Run

We have replaced the Relay with our 10k Zoo Run! No more of 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 along home-plate inside of Chukchansi Park. Yes all 10k runners will get to join the half marathon runners as they run or walk in amazement through the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and gaze at the beautiful animals inside the Zoo! 
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.


“Official Event of the 2020 GRAN FONDO WORLD TOUR®”

Whether you are biking in our Mini Metric - 35 mile, Metric - 60 mile or Century - 100 mile course you will bike 10 miles on a closed freeway.  Yes the freeway is closed to traffic just for you!  This unique ride is the only ride in California that actually closes a freeway just for the riders!

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 along home plate inside of Chukchansi Park. 5k finisher's will receive ALL the amenities that our half marathon and 10k participants receive including our custom finisher's medallion.

Michelob Ultra Challenge




If you participate in any of the Bike events on Saturday and then any of the Run event on Sunday you will have completed the Michelob Ultra Challenge and receive a newly designed runner/biker hat AND your finisher medals interlock! 




2020 California Classic Century Jersey revealed!
Proceeds from the sale of Jerseys benefit Off the Front.
Bike Jersey
Sales are OPEN NOW! 







New Safari Pin Every Year!


Each year we add a new Safari Animal Pin. In 2018 we featured the tiger, 2019 it was the Giraffe.  For 2020 we are highlighting the Elephant.  If you haven't already, now is a good time to start a collection of amazing animals that are located at the Chaffee Zoo.   All runners will receive their Elephant pin to add to their collection at the Health and Fitness Expo when they pick up their bib number, shirt, and other items.  

Gran Fondo World Tour



“Official Event of the 2020 GRAN FONDO WORLD TOUR®”

Gran Fondo meaning... Big Ride! The 2020 California Classic Weekend Rides have been chosen to be one of only two rides in the US to be included in the 2020 Gran Fondo World Tour! Would you like to see the world by participating in Gran Fondos in many different countries? Learn more about the Gran Fondo World Tour HERE!

Are you a VIP?

If you are ready to enjoy one of California’s most unique bike rides or runs NOW you have an opportunity to do it in style! We’re rolling out the red carpet for those who want a little more luxury from their California Classic Weekend experience.  Whether you are up for a 1 or 2 day VIP Experience now is the time to indulge yourself.  Click HERE to find out more!

Bike & Run Medallions

Every year our medallions interlock if you participate in both days.  2020 medallions will stick to that tradition where both medallions have magnets on the back to hold them together.  


Chukchansi Park
1800 Tulare St
Fresno, CA US 93721

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the California Classic Weekend.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The California Classic Weekend is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
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