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Two Cities Marathon & Half

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Take your pick of a marathon and two half marathons across Fresno and Clovis. Runners of all stripes will enjoy the half marathons, and the pan-flat marathon is ideal for PR chasers. Come for goodies galore (pullover, t-shirt, medal) and enjoy the post-race Michelob Ultra beer garden.

How to enter the Two Cities Marathon & Half

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Fresno Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  3. 5k

    Run 5km
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  4. Clovis Half Marathon

    Run 13.1km
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  5. Fresno Half Marathon Relay

    Run 13.1mi
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Two Cities Marathon & Half routes

The looped marathon course starts and ends among the fall colors of Woodward Park and runs in upscale scenic neighborhoods lined with brilliant autumn foliage. Enjoy running through historic Old Town Clovis as you are cheered on by supporting spectators. You will complete your journey with lively music, and a beer garden (for those old enough to enjoy)! With the option two half marathons to chose from as well, come see why the Two Cities Marathon is the premier running event in Central California.

Event Details

All Event Participants Receive:

  • Finisher Quarter Zip Pullover
  • Custom Event Tech Tee
  • Custom Finisher Medal
  • Post Race Food
  • Michelob Ultra Beer Garden
  • Chip Timing on a USATF Certified Course (Boston & New York Marathon Qualifying Course)
  • Live music along the course & at the Post Race Party.

6:30 am - Marathon START

7:15 am - Clovis Half START

7:30 am - Fresno Half & Fresno Half Relay START

7:45 am - 5K START

Spectators are more than welcome at this race - there are plenty of spots to best view the action, but we especially recommend:

  • 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)

Remember to bring something extra visible to make sure your supported runner can spot you in the crowds!

If you'd like to volunteer at this race, pleas visit for more info. Volunteers are needed at the start line and finish, as well as for setting up/take down of the event.

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. Please arrive at the start of the race to make sure you get on the shuttle in time.

The Relay Exchange point is the same as 2018. 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 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.

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