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Fresno, CA

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Places to run in Fresno, including the city of Covis

David Jordan at en.wikipedia

There are plenty of hotels downtown, but only a couple of good running spots there. There are also numerous hotels along Highway 41, which provide some decent access to running in the Tower & Fig Garden neighborhoods. Or, try to stay near Woodward Park. If staying near the airport, try to stay on the east side to access the Fresno-Clovis Rail Trail.

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Some of our favorite runs in Fresno, CA

Woodward Park

This 300-acre park is of our favorite places to run in Fresno. The park is a combination... more...

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Woodward Park

Fresno, CA

This 300-acre park is of our favorite places to run in Fresno. The park is a combination of open fields and tree-shaded paths. Create your own route on the interior paths, or do a section of the 4.4 mile Lewis S. Eaton Trail or the 1.5 Thomas MacMichael Loop.
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Lewis S. Eaton Trail

Fresno, CA

One of the best spots for an off-road run in Fresno. The 4.4 mile multi-use path runs along the south and east sections of Woodward Park along a path above the San Joaquin River, with nice water views. Connects to other trails in Woodward Park & area.
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Tesoro Viejo Trails

Fresno, CA

Very nice running in this planned residential community located 16 miles north of downtown Fresno at the foot of Table Mountain. 400 acres of preserved open space and 14 miles of scenic trails through open, rolling hill terrain.
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Millerton Lake State Recreation Area

Fresno, CA

Excellent running in this large recreation area 20 miles north of Fresno. Beautiful open terrain with hills rising above Millerton Lake affording great views. We've created several options, from flatter roads to rolling hills to more challenging trail running.
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Fresno County Blossom Trail

Fresno, CA

For a gorgeous and unique running experience, hit the Fresno County Blossom Trail between mid-February and mid-March. This is a self-guided road route featuring panoramas of orchards full of fruit trees alive with fragrance and bursting with blossoms.
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Woodward Park

Fresno, CA

This 300-acre park is of our favorite places to run in Fresno. The park is a combination of open fields and tree-shaded paths. Create your own route on the interior paths, or do a section of the 4.4 mile Lewis S. Eaton Trail or the 1.5 Thomas MacMichael Loop.
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Fresno has a semi-arid climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, moist winters. Runners should note that Fresno’s geography is open and exposed, with constant sun and average high temperatures of 90-98F (32-37C) from June through September. Nights do cool off. Winters are mild, with daily highs in the 55-60F range and nights around freezing. Most of Fresno’s 11 inches of annual rainfall occurs from November-March.

Source: ClimaTemps.com

RUNNING STORES

Fleet Feet is the go-to running store in Fresno. They also do regular group runs Thursday nights.

GROUP RUNS

Fleet Feet has group runs Thursday nights.

 

This site has good information on local races and running event within 50 miles of Fresno.