MADERA — Are you ready for the Central Valley’s newest SPRING Half Marathon events and newly added bike events! Run or bike through picturesque trees and meadows on rolling groomed trails as you view beautiful vistas just minutes north of Fresno’s River Park Shopping Center at Highway 41 just past Avenue 14. The Tesoro Viejo Classic Half Marathon will take you away from busy city streets to tranquil paths through some of the most beautiful SPRING scenery which rivals any run or bike ride in the State.
Date & Time: Saturday, May 13, 2023. Run start time is 8 a.m. and bike start time is 11 a.m.
This event supports the Tesoro Viejo Conservancy. The mission of the Tesoro Viejo Conservancy is to preserve land, protect wildlife, improve access to the San Joaquin River, and educate the public about the region’s natural resources.
Participants will run from the main community Hub at Tesoro Viejo around the circumference of the Valley’s newest community, over bridges, through tree-lined lanes, to the kissing gate and around the lip of a majestic gulch which highlights the beautiful wetland preserves in spring. The course is mostly unpaved trails with rolling hills showcasing some of the most picturesque scenery around, just minutes from North Fresno!
You’ll have views of not only of beautiful green pastures but of beautiful new homes located in the community. The half marathon has some mild hills where as the 10k is rolling hills. The 5k is 90 percent on paved trails and stroller friendly.
What You Can Expect
You will notice the difference in Tesoro Viejo Spring Classic event as each participant will receive a gender-specific high performance short-sleeve event shirt. This Spring Classic event will continue to exceed your expectations at the Start/Finish Pavilion, in the middle of one of the Valley’s newest communities, Tesoro Viejo, which covers 400 acres of groomed running paths among sprawling meadows and breathtaking vistas!
After completing your run and receiving your custom finisher’s medallion, you will be treated to a hot cinnamon roll and valley grown fruits.
More information on this event is available here.
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Check out this great video on how to prepare for your first half-marathon!