In celebrating our 13th year we have moved the California Classic Half Marathon to SATURDAYS.
Join us in April when we host 2,000 runners in our Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Run as half and 10k participants run through Sea Lion Cove and African Adventure and NEW KINGDOM OF ASIA at Fresno 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, INCLUDING A FREE TICKET TO VISIT THE ZOO (Value $15)
The Half Marathon is a 30 point race in the Cal Classic Runner of the Year Series!
Half-Marathon, 10k and 5k Participants receive:
Chip Timing Run
Gender specific Technical Shirts
Free Photo Downloads
Pacers for Half Runners (Pace Groups of 130, 140, 150, 200, 210, 220, 230)
CASH awards for overall Half Marathon winners!
Beer Garden (21 and over)
Hot Fudge Sundae
Personalized bib for all Run events
Although 5k does not run through the Zoo, all participants will receive a free ticket to visit the Zoo and all amenities.
2024 Finisher Medallion depicts the NEW Kingdom of Asia!
10k Zoo Run
This point-to-point 6.2 mile run starts right outside Fresno 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 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.
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, 2021 was an elephant, 2023 was the Hippopotamus! If you haven't already, now is a good time to start a collection of animal pins! All runners will receive their 2024 pin to add to their collection when they pick up their bib number, shirt, and other items. New 2024 PIN is the Orangutan found in the NEW Kingdoms of Asia at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo!
Friday April 12th
Fleet Feet Fresno at Riverview Shopping Center
2pm to 6pm
9447 N Fort Washington Rd, Fresno, CA 93730
Saturday April 13th
6:15am - 10K Runner's Buses leave for Chaffee Zoo
7:00am - Half Marathon will begin at Chukchansi Stadium
7:00am - 10k Starts at Chaffee Zoo inside of Roeding Park
7:05am - 5k Run/Walk starts at Chukchansi Stadium
Location address: 1800 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721
10k Participants please note: There will be NO packet pickup at the 10k start at the Zoo. If you are needing to pickup your packet morning of event you must do so at Chukchansi Park and then catch the bus to take you to the 10k start-line at Roeding Park.
Event goes on Rain or Shine. No refunds!
1800 Tulare St
Fresno, CA US 93721
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