The Fresno County Search and Rescue Team wants to give you a challenge. So they are putting on the 1st SAR Wild Run Trail Half Marathon. This “Half” will have you running the previous year’s bike trail along the southeast side of Shaver Lake while adding more miles in the forest with great views of the lake. But save your energy as you will finish scrambling up the 5K Wild Run. They say with the longer course the chances are better of seeing BIG FOOT!5K Wild RUN
The 5K WILD RUN will start on Fishing Club Rd heading north towards the lake. It will make a couple of turns in a “Z” formation and continue on the dirt road wrapping around the point at the lake and continuing until the road ends. You're thinking "Nice Trail Run"... get ready for the challenge as the course goes off road through the forest, encountering “obstacles”, navigating a couple of steep hillside scrambles, and connecting to another trail which will lead you south to the finish line where the course started. Are you ready for a Wild Run?
10K TRAIL RUN is a challenging adventure run through the beautiful Sierra scenery with a nice dose of elevation drops and climbs. It will start on the “perimeter” trail and head in a south westerly direction crossing Swanson Meadow, through the forest at Camp Chawanakee. From there you will proceed to Nevins Peninsula with views of Dorabelle Cove where you will make a large loop and continue on secondary trails back to Swanson Meadow; but not before running up a nice sweeping climb to Chawanakee Rd. and then on to the “perimeter” trail to the finish. You will enjoy the beauty of this 10K Trail Run... and of course like the 5K Wild Run you will be chip timed. The 10K is the Classic Challenge Series competition level event.
The 2 MILE FAMILY HIKE will go out the same
direction as the 10K, but will instead follow a nice wide path north. The participants will walk through wooded areas making wide switchbacks towards the lake. Elevation change will be about 300-350’ downhill over the course of a mile. You will arrive at the lakes edge and when you are ready to return, will follow the same path back up to the course starting point. (Not timed)
Each of the courses will begin and finish in the same area, approximately a few hundred yards off Dinky Creek Rd, on Fishing Club Rd.
Dinkey Creek Rd and Hwy 168 are approximately 55 minutes from Fresno. Fishing Club Rd is approximately 3.1 miles up Dinkey Creek Rd. There is parking near the start but we strongly encourage car pooling.
For questions and sponsorship opportunites email SARwildrun@yahoo.com
This event is chip timed by Talley Timing Inc.
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8:00am Trail Half Marathon and
8:05am 10K Trail Run
8:15am 5K Wild Run
8:30am 2 Mile Family Hike
9:00am Beer Garden and BBQ
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