Running the same route day after day can get boring. In some cases it can be a silent contributor to injury as mentioned in our blog post. Mix it up by countering your flat asphalt and sidewalk runs with some dirt, trails, and hills! If you're willing to drive then you will find that Fresno and the surrounding areas offer some great places to get a run in. If you know of any good PUBLIC places to run then feel free to contact us to possibly add it to the list!
Woodward Park has hosted a variety of races spanning from elementary school meets all the way to NCAA events. The likes of Ryan Hall, German Fernandez, Meb Keflezighi, local greats like Fernando Cabada, Eduardo "Lalo" Herrera, CJ Albertson, and many others have run through the park at various distances. The park boasts the famous 5k course that hosts the Central Section Cross Country Championships and the California State Cross Country meets, a 4 mile course used by Fresno City College meets, a perimeter loop that connects with the Eaton Trail, and many paths throughout the park that make for an endless amount routes to run.
Running in Woodward Park allows you to connect with the Thomas MacMichael Sr. Loop Trail (a.k.a. "Cow Loop") to the north and many paths lead to the Lewis Eaton Trail which runs along the eastern and southern perimeters of the park.
Did you know: If you visit Woodward Park often it is a great idea to pick up a year long pass for only $50. As single day parking costs $5 a day you are quickly able to get your moneys worth within a few days! To do so contact SP+ at (559) 264-2425.
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