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California Classic Half Marathon

Sat April 13, 2024 Fresno, CA 93721 US Directions


Frequently Asked Questions

Q - What is the minimum age to register for each event?
A-  Although there is no "standard" age at which a runner should get involved in the sport of running, we recommend runners be at least age 12 for the Half Marathon and 10k, and 10 years old for the 5K Fun Run. Ultimately, it is up to each parent or guardian to adjust our recommended age, higher or lower, depending upon their dependent's ability to participate in our event.

Q - Are dogs allowed on the run courses?
A - No. Pets, wagons, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters or bicycles of any kind are NOT allowed on the course for safety concerns.

Q - Are baby strollers allowed?
A - Yes, you are allowed to run with a stroller.  All strollers are required to start at the back of the pack, regardless of your speed.  

Q - Will there be race day registration?
A - There will be no race day registration.

Q - Will there be race day packet pickup available?
A - Yes. Starting one hour prior to the event.

Q - Will there be a bag drop off at the event?
A - Yes for the run events only. Sag trucks will be available at the starting line to collect your personal belongings and make them available for you to pick-up near the finish line.

Q - Is this half-marathon certified?
A - Yes, the California Classic Half Marathon is a USATF certified course.

Q - Can I run with an iPod/headphones?
A - Yes. USATF, the national governing body of the sport, recently amended its ban on headphones, iPods and similar devices. It is recommended that athletes keep only one ear bud in to be able to hear directions from race officials or emergency vehicles.

Q - How does the 10k work?
A - All 10k runners can park at Chukchansi Stadium and will be bused fee free to the Chaffee Zoo where they will start the 10k.  Runners will finish back at Chukchansi Stadium and their car.  10k runners can also be dropped off at the Chaffee Zoo, however, there is NO bus transportation back to the Chaffee Zoo. Only participants can ride the bus.  Late packet pickup is ONLY at Chukchansi Stadium there will not be any packet pickup at the Chaffee Zoo.

Q - What is the time limits for the Run events?
A - The run events have a 3.5 hour limit our finish-line closes at 11:00am.   This is a 16 min per mile pace.

Q - Can spectators enter and cheer inside Chaffee Zoo?
A - No, Zoo security will not allow non-participants to enter Zoo.   

Q - Can I defer my registration to next year?
A - Yes, but the deadline to do so is prior to 2-weeks from event date.  2023 deferral deadline is March 31st by midnight.   

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