Talley Timing Inc 
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August 9, 2015
Half Marathon
10K ~ 5K ~ 2 Mile Hike

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#4 Event of the Classic Challenge Series!

Experience the beautiful Sierra scenery of Shaver Lake!

Run the NEW! SAR Wild Run Half Marathon, 10K or 5K or for those who just want to take it easy, we have a 2 mile Family Hike.  Join us for this Fresno County Search & Rescue FUNdraiser!  All participants will receive great goodies, a tech-shirt and unique medallions. All finishers receive a BBQ prepared by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team and finishing adults get a free beer in the beer garden! Event is chip timed and winners will receive unique awards!  Water stops and lots of encouragement along all routes. What better way to escape the scorching Valley heat in August than to enjoy the coolness of the mountains at 5,400 feet elevation.
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Downloadable Entry Form

New and Easier event parking! Let us shuttle you to our event site from Shaver Lake or choose from our other options!
We highly recommend you take our event Shuttles from the Shaver Lake Community Center, located at 168 and Dinky Creek Road, to the start/finish area.  The Shuttle pass will cost $5 per person for 10 years or older and can be purchased in advance during on-line registration or $10 on event morning.  There will be two other options available for getting to the start area.  Participants and guests can purchase a VIP parking pass that allows a flat $20 per vehicle which allows parking at the start/finish area, regardless of how many passengers are in the vehicle.  VIP parking passes will ONLY be available during on-line registration until sold-out as space is limited.  The last option is participants and/or guests can be dropped off at the event site and picked up later.            

Click Here to download the 2013 Map! Find Big Foot! Half Marathon map coming soon.

New for 2014  ~ Trail Half Marathon

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.

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This event is chip timed by Talley Timing Inc.

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Volunteers needed!

Group Volunteers

Packet pick-up is Saturday August 9th at Sierra Running Company at Friant Rd and Fort Washington Rd between 11:00am and 3:00pm.  Participants will pick up their packet along with instructions and driving directions to the SAR Wild Run at Shaver Lake.

Packet pickup will also be available at the event near the start area.

 Driving Directions

Option 1
From Shepherd and Willow Ave, Fresno
1)Go North on Willow Ave for 2 miles Turn right on Copper Ave
2)Continue .8 miles
3)Turn left on Auberry Rd (1
Continue 17.9 miles
5)Turn left onto CA-168/Auberry   6)Rd Continue 14.5 miles
7)Turn right at Dinkey Creek Rd
8)Continue 3 miles to Fishing Club Rd
9)Turn left and into dirt parking lot at Fishing Club Rd

Option 2
1)Take Freeway 168 from Fresno   2) Turn right on Dinky Creek Rd
3) Turn at  left at Fishing Club Rd and into dirt parking lot
Shaver Fishing Club Road is 43.2 miles but - roads are a bit curvy so please give yourself plenty of time to get there and relax before your event.

There will be plenty of porta potties at the start-finish line.



Event schedule and times

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


5k/10k/Half Marathon
Male/Female 1st and 2nd Place
60 over

No awards for 2 Mile Hike






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