California Classic Half Marathon

April 3, 2016

Presenting Sponsors

Half Marathon & Relay



Route Description

Join us along with 3,000 participants for our 6th year  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’s African Adventure 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!

Chip Timing

  • 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 to you by text when you cross the finish-line
  • 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!

Runner Amenities

  • ChronoTrack disposable chip timing
  • Event technical shirt
  • Personalized bib number (MUST be visible for Chukchansi meal
  • Custom finisher’s medal
  • Breakfast
  • 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

Fees Schedule

EVENT                        Min Age       Before 12/1     Before 2/1       Before 3/14       Expo
HALF MARATHON     14                   $65                 $70               $75             $90
2 PERSON RELAY         12                   $130                $140              $150              $180
5K ROCK N RUN           10                  $35                 $40               $45               $50

Course Maps

2014 Cal Classic Half Marathon Route
The course has been certified and the certification number is CA14029RS

Water/Aid Stations

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

Four Hours


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

Past Results

2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results
2012 Results

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