Shinzen Run/Walk

Sun May 10 - Tue June 30 Fresno, CA US 93720 RaceJoy Ready
7775 N Friant Rd
Woodward Park - Bike trail at Friant Entrance
Fresno, CA US 93720

The Shinzen Run started over 33 years ago under the direction of Ken Takeuchi and has supported the Shinzen Garden. 

We're excited to announced that the 2020 Shinzen Run is now a "Solo Run".  What this means is that you will be able to run the course at Woodward... Your time... Your day...and Your pace!  All while keeping socially distanced. #RunSoloFresno

We have extended the dates for the run until June 30th.  You may repeat the course as often as you like, new finish times will replace previous finish times.

A "Solo Run" is much more than a Virtual Run.   We have predefined courses at Woodward park that you follow using an app with turn by turn directions, music clips, and results posted live when you cross the finish line.  Because all runners are using the same course, we can do age group awards.

For runners who are not able to run our "Solo Run" course, you can do the virtual run without timing or awards.

Proceeds will benefit the Shinzen Garden in memory of Ken Takeuchi.

Participants will receive:
  • Finisher medal
  • Shinzen Run T-Shirt
  • A free pass to enter the Shinzen Garden
  • Choice of a pre-defined "Solo" course 
  • Age Group awards in 10 year increments
  • Small Bonzai plant for 1st place male/female in each age group
  • Virtual Run option available (no age group awards)
Packet Pickup
Shirts, medals, and age group awards will be shipped/delivered after June 30th
Solo run -vs- virtual run
Printing your bib
Check your phone settings
  • Make sure WiFi is OFF
  • Powersaver mode is OFF
  • Location Services set to Always
  • Background Refresh is ON
  • Device tracking is ON
Starting your run

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 Shinzen Run/Walk.

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 Shinzen Run/Walk 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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