Sun February 13 - Mon February 28 Fresno, CA 93720 US Directions
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Description

A family tradition since 2002!

Amenities:

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip Timing
  • Valentine Run T-Shirt
  • Red Valentine Rose
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate
  • Mimosa or Orange Juice
  • Rosa Brothers Chocolate Milk
  • Massage Tent
  • Costume Contest
  • Bounce House for the Kids
  • Photo Area with Elsa, Olaf & Batman
  • Music & Prizes
  • Admission to the Shinzen Friendship Garden
Cheaper by the dozen!

It is more fun and CHEAPER to run together...

  • Adult couples registering together save $10. 
  • Groups/Teams of 3 or more adults save $5 / person.

Tour what is possibly the most romantic place in Fresno.

The Shinzen Friendship Garden will provide coupons for a free entry for our participants to tour the garden.  Admission is free, donations to the garden are accepted.

Come tour the peace and beauty of Shinzen and the Clark Bonsai Collection. With landscape views at every turn of the path, your stroll along the walkways is a pleasant and rewarding experience. Discovering the art of bonsai through the notable Clark Bonsai Collection and the sculptures created is a gift to your senses.

Shinzen is a place for exploration, learning, reflection, serenity and renewal. During your visit, please be respectful of the grounds and of other visitors who are enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of the Garden.

Fun for the whole family

Photo Opportunities with Elsa, Olaf and Batman

Custom Bibs

This year, participants will have access to a digital bib and finisher's certificate which includes the runners name.

 

T-Shirts

Shirt sizes are guaranteed for registrations prior to February 1st.  Please register early so we can include your size in the shirt order.

Optional Swag

Extra swag items will be available to add from our store. You can also add items from our store after you register. All store items are mailed separately and immediately. 

Chip Timing

In the past, the Valentine Run has not been a timed event.  We have had many requests to add timing to the event, and we listened.  

Participants select start times between 8:00am 10:00am.

Timing begins as you cross the Start/Finish line, and time will end when you cross again.

Age Groups

Age group awards will be based on "Chip Time"
Awards will be mailed after the event to winners as follows:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, Male / Female, Ages 1-14,15-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70-79, 80+
 

Map: 2 Mile Run/Walk
The 2 Mile run/walk begins in the "Group Activity Area" inside the park just North of the Shinzen Friendship Garden. Follow the road North for 0.7 miles keeping to the LEFT when you pass a sign that says "Friant Rd Exit". At 0.7 Miles, turn RIGHT onto a dirt trail heading towards the "Cow Loop". As you approach the "Cow Loop", turn RIGHT on to The Lewis Eaton Trail. Follow the trail past the compass and turn RIGHT. Follow the trail to Audubon, then towards the park entrance. Turn RIGHT and follow the road past the start line and into the Group Activity Area.
The 5k and 2 Mile start together in a staggerd start at designated wave times.  Walkers will merge into the 5k course at 1.5 miles, however participants should be sufficently spaced to allow runners to pass.
Map: 5k Run/Walk
The 5k run/walk begins in the "Group Activity Area" inside the park just North of the Shinzen Friendship Garden. Follow the road North for 0.7 miles keeping to the LEFT when you pass a sign that says "Friant Rd Exit". At 0.7 Miles, turn RIGHT onto a dirt trail heading towards the "Cow Loop". As you approach the "Cow Loop", turn RIGHT on to The Lewis Eaton Trail. Follow the trail past the compass and turn RIGHT. Follow the trail to Audubon, then towards the park entrance. Turn RIGHT and follow the road past the start line and into the Group Activity Area.
The 5k and 2 Mile start together in a staggerd start at designated wave times.  Walkers will merge into the 5k course at 1.5 miles, however participants should be sufficently spaced to allow runners to pass.

Strollers: Note, you will have to travel approximately 200 feet on a dirt trail connecting the road to the Eaton Trail.

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RaceJoy

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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 Fresno Valentine Run.

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.

Send-a-Cheer

  • 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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