Two Cities Marathon

Marathon Elevation Profile: 70ft +/-

 

Fee Schedule:  

December 31, 2015- April 30, 2016 $95.00 

May 1, 2016 -July 31, 2016 $105.00 

August 1, 2016 -September 30, 2016 $115.00

October 1, 2016 -November 4, 2016 $125.00 

 

Start Time 6:30am

IMPORTANT: You must be 18 years of age on or before November 1, 2015 to compete in the Full Marathon. For your safety the Two Cities Marathon and Half course will be marshaled for (6.5) hours from 6:30 am until 1:00 pm. After this time remaining participants will be directed to use sidewalks and obey all traffic laws. However, the finish area, complete with timing mat, with timing will remain open until 2:00 pm. Start times are subject to change

 

Clovis Half Marathon Course Map

Start Time 7:15am

IMPORTANT: You must be 16 years of age on or before November 1, 2015 to compete in the Half Marathon. For your safety the Two Cities Marathon and Half course will be marshaled for (6.5) hours from 6:30 am until 1:00 pm. After this time remaining participants will be directed to use sidewalks and obey all traffic laws. However, the finish area, complete with timing mat, will remain open until 2:00 pm. Start times are subject to change.

 

Half Marathon Fee Schedule:

                         

December 31, 2015 -April 30, 2016 $75.00

May 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016 $85.00

August 1, 2016 -September 30 $95.00 

October 1, 2016, -November 4, 2016 $105.00

Fresno Half Marathon Course Map

Start Time 7:30am

Walkers please note: With the competitive nature of many of our speed walkers we must insist that if you are going to run any part of our Half Marathon Walk you must enter as a runner.

IMPORTANT: You must be 16 years of age on or before November 1, 2015 to compete in the Half Marathon. For your safety the Two Cities Marathon and Half course will be marshaled for (6.5) hours from 6:30 am until 1:00 pm. After this time remaining participants will be directed to use sidewalks and obey all traffic laws. However, the finish area, complete with timing mat, will remain open until 2:00 pm. Start times are subject to change.

Want to Pace? 

Contact: Michael Hess @

michaelhess26.2@gmail.com

MARATHON PACE GROUPS

3:03 | 3:08 | 3:13 | 3:23 | 3:28 | 3:33 | 3:38 | 3:43 | 3:53 | 3:58 | 4:08 | 4:23 | 4:38 

HALF MARATHON PACE GROUPS

Fresno & Clovis will have the following pace groups:

1:30 | 1:40 | 1:50 | 2:00 | 2:10 | 2:20 | 2:30

Fresno Half Marathon Relay Course Map

Relay is on the Fresno Half Marathon course only.
Grab your friend, co-worker or a family member and create your Team today!

-LEG 1: 7.2 miles
-LEG 2: 5.9 miles

A Relay bus (located at Friant and Audubon) will take the second leg relay member to his/her start point on the course. Bus will remain there to pick up the first relay member and will return directly to the finish area of Woodward Park. Sorry, we cannot make additional stops along the course. Only participants may ride the bus to the drop off points. Relay members should ride the bus to their start point, making it easier for you and your friends.

The Relay Exchange point is the same as 2013. The turnaround point is at the end of Friant Road. This provides plenty of room for the relay athletes. It also allows the photographer to take First Leg finishing photos! It’s a great spot where your family and friends can join in the fun and celebrate your accomplishments.

A Finisher medal and 1/4 Zip Long Sleeve Finisher Shirt will be given out at the Relay Exchange to the runner who has just finished that leg.

Our Relay Exchange points are clearly marked. Relay chip timing information will be provided for both runners. The relay course is well-marked with signage that provides directional information specifically for the Relay runners.

IMPORTANT: For your safety the Two Cities Marathon and Half courses will be marshaled for  (6.5) hours from 6:30 am until 1:00 pm. After this time remaining participants will be directed to use sidewalks and obey all traffic laws. However, the finish area, complete with timing mat, will remain open until 2:00 pm.

Kids Race

Our annual Kids race is on Halloween this year. so we have teamed up with the Monster Mash dash as the host for the Kids race. 

october 31st, 2015

Time: 8:00 am: On-site Packet Pickup Opens

8:30 am to 8:45 am:  Costume Judging

8:55: Costume Awards

9:00 am:  Little Monster Dash Start, (1/4 Mile Run)

Where: Shinzen Activity Area

inside Woodward Park!

More Info at

http://www.monstermashdash.com

Springhill Suites by Marriott
Distance to Woodward Park: 2 miles
6844 N. Fresno Street Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-431-0004
Click here for website

Homewood Suites by Hilton (North Fresno only)
Distance to Woodward Park: 2 miles
6820 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-440-0801
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Hampton Inn & Suites
Distance to Woodward Park: 2 miles
327 E. Fir Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-447-5900
Click here for website

Holiday Inn Express Riverpark
Distance to Woodward Park: 4 miles
7115 N. Howard Street
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-577-1350
Click here for website

La Quinta Inn & Suites (North Fresno Only)
Distance to Woodward Park: 4 miles
330 E. Fir Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-449-0928
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot
Distance to Woodward Park: 6 miles
50 N. Clovis Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
Phone: 559-323-8080
Click here for website

The Two Cities Marathon and Half-Marathon is a fun-filled and unforgettable experience - for athletes and spectators. Our athletes thrive on spectactor-energy and appreciate your support. Let your energy and enthusiasm show! You will notice that many athletes have their names printed on their event (number) bibs - you can cheer them on personally, shouting out their names loud and clear, clang a cowbell and keep them smiling. Spectators can purchase beer, wine and food near the Finish area.

There are many great spots to watch the race, so bring your lawn chair, a cup of coffee and your enthusiasm. You may have to walk about a block or so from your car due to road closures, so wear comfortable shoes. (If you plan to move around to different locations during the race - and we hope you do - be sure to download a road closure map.)

Here are some suggested viewing locations (Note: we will be updating this for the Clovis Half Marathon soon):

  • Shepherd and Friant - mile 3 for Fresno and Clovis Half Marathons; mile 12 for Fresno Half Marathon; miles 16 and 25 for Full Marathon (access by foot/bike through Woodward Park)
  • Shepherd and Millbrook - miles 1 and 2 for Fresno and Clovis Half Marathon; miles 1 and 15 for Full Marathon (access by n/b Millbrook)
  • Shepherd and Cedar - turn around point (mile 1) for Fresno Half Marathon; mile for Full Marathon (access by Cedar/Champlain)
  • Shepherd and Willow - miles 3 and 13 for Full Marathon (access by Willow or Shepherd, east of Willow)
  • Trail Overpass on Villa Avenue, just south of where Villa becomes Minnewawa, across from Clovis Fire Station #3 - approximately miles 5 and 10 for Full Marathon (access by Herndon to n/b Villa)
  • Pollasky Avenue, between Sierra and 8th Street in Old Town Clovis - miles 6 and 7 Full Marathon (access by s/b Villa to e/b Sierra)
  • 5th Street and Hughes, near Clark Intermediate School and Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building - mile 8 of full marathon (access by n/b or s/b Sunnyside to w/b Fourth or Fifth Streets or w/b Third to s/b Hughes)
  • Copper and Friant - miles 5 and 10 of Half Marathon; miles 18 and 23 for Full Marathon (access by w/b Copper Ave.)
  • Friant near Willow - turn around point for the Fresno Half Marathon and Full Marathon (access by n/b Willow)

A Spectator Tip

Find out your athlete's anticipated pace and calculate what time he or she will likely pass these locations so you'll be there on time. Bring a bunch of balloons or a sign so your athlete can easily spot you. And don't forget that Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Race Day, so be sure to set your clocks back. Have fun!

Two Cities Marathon & Half

Interactive Parking Map

There is no Event Parking in the Red areas. These areas will be marked with "No Event Parking" signs on race day, violators will be towed. There is ample room to park in the green areas.

Race Photos by Tri-Sport Photo