Fresno is the most populous city in the Central Valley and is situated in the center of the San Joaquin Valley. It is also the seat of the Fresno County with the Metropolitan part of Fresno mostly dealing with agricultural production. As the home of many large Public Parks like Woodward Park and the Roeding Park, one can see many beautiful gardens, picnic spot and even the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in the Roeding Park along the way! Don’t forget the beautiful San Joaquin River lined by Ash Trees from which this wonderful city gets its name! With many neighborhoods like the Huntington Boulevard, Tower District, Van Ness Extension, and of course downtown Fresno to explore, expectant runners planning their 5k Fresno runs will not be disappointed. Moreover, the city experiences dry hot summers and mild winters making it the best place to sweat it out! With such diversity in what it has to offer, let us see more about what Fresno running events are available to its runners!
The Woodward Park trail is famous for its 5k Fresno races that include the California State Cross Country Meet, Central Section Cross Country Championships, and school elementary meets all through to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Running here allows you to access the Lewis Eaton trail that runs along the Eastern and Southern parts of the Park and also lets you connect to the “Cow Loop” towards the north of the Park. Another must run is the San Joaquin River trail that offers many uphill and downhill challenges with picturesque views of the San Joaquin River and the Millerton Lake. One can access this trail from the South Finegold Picnic area. This trail hosts popular local events like the Pincushion Hill climb, San Joaquin River trail (SJRT) Fresno half marathon, and many other SJRT events. Finally, the Sugar Pine and Old Town Clovis trails are a great place to run. These trails were a result of a collaboration between Fresno and the City of Clovis to give people more space to work out. So, make good use of it!
If you are looking to represent your city Fresno and win a medal, then there are professional events like the Race the USA 5k California where one can compete against the best and also help charities like the Feed the Children organization benefit. There are also other 5k and 10k Fresno races like the ones described above in which you could take part. With nice hotels and running stores in downtown Fresno and easy access routes, these trails are just waiting to be run on! So, join the Fresno running club and enjoy the Fresno marathon and color run Fresno!