Shinzen Run/Walk

Sun May 10 - Tue June 30 Fresno, CA 93720 US 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
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  • 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

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Shinzen Run/Walk.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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