When: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Time: 7:00am Half-Marathon
7:00am Two-Person Relay
Where: Chukchansi Park, Fresno Ca – Corner of Inyo and ‘H’ Street
Address: 1800 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721
Classic Challenge Series
The California Classic Half Marathon is the 1st event in the Classic Challenge Series. Run the Half Marathon and you are automatically entered into the Classic Challenge Series Competition Level. Run the Half Marathon, Relay or 5K and you are automatically added to the Classic Challenge Series Participation Level. See www.ClassicChallengeSeries.com for more details.
Join us along with 3,000 participants for our 5 Year Anniversary in this exciting flat half marathon course with many unique features! First, the half marathon starts at Chukchansi Park in Downtown Fresno. Participants will experience running by City Hall on the way to one of Fresno’s most famous landmarks, the Tower District, where you will be cheered on by plenty of spectators and bands. Runners will then head to the Valley’s only accredited zoo, The Fresno Chaffee Zoo, where they will run past the elephants, lions, tigers and bears, and the newly built $10 Million Sea Lion Cove!. After being entertained by the animals, you’ll leave the zoo and run through the newly renovated Downtown areas passing the newly built $84 million Federal Court House, the Granville Lofts, Eaton Plaza and the Historic Water Tower. You’ll complete your journey heading back to Chukchansi Stadium finishing in grand style in front of your family and friends as they watch you on the large LCD screen as you cross the finish line along side home plate. The same home plate that 17 players of the 2012 World Series San Francisco Giants’ crossed while playing for the AAA affiliate Fresno Grizzlies!
- All runners will get a disposable timing chip attached to their bib, please do not remove or bend the timing chip
- Results will be available during event and posted on-line
Personalized Runner Bibs
Register by February 16 to have your first name printed on the front of your bib!
- ChronoTrack disposable chip timing
- Event technical shirt
- Personalized bib number (MUST be visible for Chukchansi meal)
- Goodie bag
- Custom finisher’s medal
- Free Cold Stone Ice Cream
- Free massage
- Enjoy a Michelob Ultra or Heineken Light at our Celebration Beer Garden
- 20 bands lining the course!
To register on-line: Click Here
2014 Cal Classic Half Marathon Route
The course has been certified and the certification number is CA14029RS
Seven water/Gatorade stations including a Toledo’s Gatorade Maragrita station
Two medical stations and 2 roving medical personnel
One Gel Station
The Classic Half Marathon is a walker-friendly course. Walkers are always welcome!
Course Time Limit
For those wanting to take part in the half marathon but don’t want to train for 13.1 miles, we offer the CVB Classic Two Person Half Marathon Relay. Each person will run 6.5 miles and get the same amenities as the half marathon runners. The first leg will start at Chukchansi Stadium along with the Half Marathon runners and will hand off the baton-wrist band to the second leg relay runner inside Roeding Park near the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. The second leg runner will finish inside of Chukchansi Stadium along with the other Half Marathon participants. The Classic Two Person Relay is presented by Fresno Clovis Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Buses will be available at Chukchansi Park near the start line at 7:00am to take the second leg runner to the relay exchange point and will be bringing back the 1st leg runners every 15 minutes.
Half Marathon Overall Prize Purse
- 1st Place M/F $300 plus age cash award
- 2nd Place M/F $200 plus age cash award
Cash Awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each five year age division from 20 to 65+
- 1st Place M/F $100
- 2nd Place M/F $75
- 3rd Place M/F $25
Relay Awards (Divisions: All Male – All Female – Coed)
- 1st Place team – Each participant gets a $50 Gift Certificate
- 2nd Place team – Each participant gets a $25 Gift Certificate
All Cash awards & Gift Certificates will be mailed one week after official results have been posted.
All disputes must be received within 24 hours after event, after which all results are final.
File any disputes with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org