The fall of 2010 brings the third annual running of Fresno's Eye-Q Two Cities Marathon and Michelob Ultra Half Marathon, a now expanded running event which added a 26.2-mile full marathon in 2008 to the event that was formerly known as the Trail of Two Cities Half Marathon, which was run in previous years here in this California city that lies just a short drive from nearby Kings Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks. More than 4,200 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in all races combined in 2009, with more than 3,100 runners and walkers finishing the half marathon alone.
W hether they're running the half or the full marathon (or the relay), runners will have seven hours to complete their race. After the time limit expires, race organizers will no longer be monitoring the course, and so runners will need to be sure to complete the race by 2:00 PM. The half marathon race is open to both runners and walkers, and the starting time for all races is 7:00 AM.
This World Class Event has it all...
Boston qualifier, $10,000 prize purse, SPOC's 2-day Health and Fitness Expo with UltraMarathon man Dean Karnazes and our Michelob Ultra Celebration Beer Garden. We also offer the BEST amenities - technical women and men long-sleeve event shirt, Finisher's hooded sweatshirt, custom medallion, hot breakfast, FREE massages and our signature ice cream sundae!
Race Weather & Climate
Set in California's inland valley area in the middle of the state, about a three-hour drive from San Francisco, the city of Fresno typically sees very hot and dry summers that lead into cooler, slightly wetter fall seasons. In November, average monthly temperatures range between 63°F and 42°F, while rainfall totals average about 1.10 inches for the month.
$55 for the half marathon, if registered by June 30, 2010
$60 between July 1 - September 30
$65 between October 1 - 31
$75 after Oct. 31
To reserve your spot in the fall 2010 running of Fresno's Eye-Q Two Cities Marathon or Half, register online at MarathonGuide.com.