Sat April 15, 2023 Fresno, CA 93721 US Directions
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The California Classic has SOLD OUT!

In celebrating our 11th year we have moved the California Classic Half Marathon to SATURDAYS.

Join us Saturday April 15th, 2023 when we host 2,000 runners in our Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Run as half and 10k participants run through Sea Lion Cove and African Adventure at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, with a grand finish at Chukchansi Stadium. Or choose our Rock and Run 5k, it doesn't go through the Zoo, but has all of the other benefits of the Half Marathon, INCLUDING A FREE TICKET TO VISIT THE ZOO (Value $15) AND FREE CHUKCHANSI BASEBALL TICKET (Value $16). 

The Half Marathon is a 30 point race in the Cal Classic Runner of the Year Series!


Friday April 14th
Packet Pickup
Fleet Feet Fresno at Riverview Shopping Center
2pm to 6pm
9447 N Fort Washington Rd, Fresno, CA 93730

Saturday April 15th
6:15am - 10K Runner's Buses leave for Chaffee Zoo
7:00am - Half Marathon will begin at Chukchansi Stadium 
7:00am - 10k Starts at Chaffee Zoo inside of Roeding Park
7:05am - 5k Run/Walk starts at Chukchansi Stadium
Location address: 1800 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721

10k Participants please note: There will be NO packet pickup at the 10k start at the Zoo. If you are needing to pickup your packet morning of event you must do so at Chukchansi Park and then catch the bus to take you to the 10k start-line at Roeding Park.

Event goes on Rain or Shine.  No refunds!

2 Classic Runner Series in 2023!

Double Header Series!
Run any of the Tesoro Viejo Spring Classic Events, Half Marathon, 10k or 5k and also the California Classic Half Marathon, 10k. or 5k and receive a very special Double Header Series Finisher Medal.  



California Classic Runner of the Year Series!  
Who will be named the California Classic Runner of the Year for 2023?  The Tesoro Viejo Half Marathon is a 30 point race in the series. Click HERE to find out more.

10k Zoo Run

We have replaced our Relay with a 10k Zoo Run! No more just one runner gets to run through the Zoo! This point-to-point 6.2 mile run starts right outside Fresno Chaffee Zoo, travels through the Zoo as it winds its way back through Downtown Fresno where you finish in grand-style at Chukchansi Park. Yes all 10k runners will get to join the half marathon runners as they run in amazement through Fresno Chaffee Zoo and gaze at all of the beautiful animals!  10k Runners will be bused from Chukchansi Park to the Zoo where they will start at the same time as the half marathon back at Chukchansi Park.

Rock n Run 5k

The Rock n Run 5k is a family event and for those who aren't quite up to a 10k or half marathon but still want the run/party experience!   You will run or walk through Downtown Fresno and rock to the sounds of Rock n Roll. This event does not go through the Zoo but does Finish at Chukchansi Park. 5k finisher's will receive ALL the amenities that our half marathon and 10k participants receive including our custom finisher's medallion.
Grab your co-workers and create a team.



Half-Marathon, 10k and 5k Participants receive:

  • Chip Timing Run

  • Breakfast

  • Gender specific Technical Shirts

  • Free Photo Downloads

  • Text Results

  • Pacers for Runners (Pace Groups of 130, 140, 150, 200, 210, 220, 230)

  • CASH awards for overall Half Marathon winners!

  • Participant Tracking

  • Finisher's Medallion

  • Hippopotamus Collector Pin

  • Beer Garden (21 and over)

  • Hot Fudge Sundae 

  • Finisher's Certificate

  • Personalized bib for all Run events

5k Participants Receive ALL amenities except they will not run through the Zoo.

New Safari Pin Every Year!

Each year we add a new Safari Animal Pin. In 2018 we featured the tiger, 2019 it was the Giraffe, 2021 was an elephant. For 2023 we are highlighting the Hippopotamus!  If you haven't already, now is a good time to start a collection of animal pins!   All runners will receive their Hippopotamus pin to add to their collection when they pick up their bib number, shirt, and other items.  


Chukchansi Park
1800 Tulare St
Fresno, CA US 93721

Race Contact Info

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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 California Classic Half Marathon.

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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