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A family tradition since 2002!
It is more fun and CHEAPER to run together...
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.
Photo Opportunities with Elsa, Olaf and Batman
This year, participants will have access to a digital bib and finisher's certificate which includes the runners name.
Shirt sizes are guaranteed for registrations prior to February 1st. Please register early so we can include your size in the shirt order.
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.
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 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+
Strollers: Note, you will have to travel approximately 200 feet on a dirt trail connecting the road to the Eaton Trail.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
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:
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