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Sycamore Island 5k & 10k Run/Walk

Sun January 21, 2024 Madera, CA 93636 US Directions


5k Run/Walk

8:30AM PST - 12:00PM PST

10k Run/Walk

8:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST

Video of Sycamore Island



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Welcome to the 2024 Sycamore Island 5k & 10k Run/Walk. Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Joaquin River Parkway & Conversation Trust and Sycamore Island. 

Explore the Scenic Beauty: Join us for an exhilarating day along the Lower San Joaquin River, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Sycamore Island. Our single-track trail courses, tailored for both beginners and seasoned runners, promise a fast and enjoyable experience.

👟 Course Options:

5k Run/Walk: A perfect choice for beginners or those seeking a quick, scenic challenge.
10k Run/Walk: Embrace the extra distance and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sycamore Island.
🌍 Support a Worthy Cause: Your participation goes beyond the trails. All proceeds from this event will benefit the San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust and Sycamore Island. By joining us, you contribute to the preservation of these natural treasures.

🎉 Event Highlights:

🏅 Custom Finisher Medals for all participants.
🎽 Event T-shirt to commemorate your Sycamore Island adventure.
🌟 Awards for top performers in each category.
🌿 Preserve, Protect, Participate: Let's run for a cause and celebrate the spirit of Sycamore Island. Register now, lace up your shoes, and be part of an event that makes a difference.

Sycamore Island 5k/10k Participant Info

Early Bib Pickup: Saturday, January 20th from 3:30-5:30pm at Fleet Feet Sports Fresno located at 9447 N Fort Washington Suite 106 Fresno, Ca 93730

Race Day Packet Pickup: Sunday, Jan 21st from 7:15-8:15am at Sycamore Island. There will not be any race day registration. 

Start Time: Both races will start at 8:30am

Restrooms: Restrooms are spread along the course at Sycamore Island. Prior to the race restrooms are near the parking area and there will be a few near the start/finish. Please make your potty plans accordingly. 

Sycamore Island Address: 39664 Ave 7 1/2, Madera, CA 93636. There will be a sign on Ave 7 1/2 pointing towards the entrance of Sycamore Island. 
 For directions via Google maps click here.

Parking:   Once you enter through the main gate of Sycamore Island you will follow the road down and then turn left. We will have volunteers directing traffic near the entrance. There is no fee. 

Race Start Location: We will have music playing before the race starts and the Start/finish arch head towards the music to find the start. The Start line is located on the North East side of Sycamore Island. Click here for a Map.

Shirts: If the shirt size you registered for does not fit please wait until after the race to switch it out for another size, if it's available. Shirt sizing is unisex

Course Markers:  The course will be marked with signs & directional arrows and orange ribbon. So long as you look for the signs and follow the directional arrows the course should be easy to follow.


Course Maps: Please take a minute to review the new courses below.

Dogs & Strollers are not allowed on the course

Aid Stations: There will be one aid station for the 5k & 10k along the course at roughly 1.5 miles in. The 10k will come back to this aid station on the return at 4.5miles in. 

Awards: We will start with 5k Overall Awards First around 8:55am then age group awards afterwards. 10k Overall awards will start around 9:15am followed by age group awards. If you win an award and are unable to stay they will be available to pick up at Fleet Feet Sports Fresno on Wednesday following the race.

About Sycamore Island:

The San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust started operating Sycamore Island in 2013 under a 5-year agreement with the San Joaquin River Conservancy.   Sycamore Island is still a great place to visit!  Sycamore island has three access points to the river for canoeing and kayaking, and has several miles of dirt roads that provide an excellent surface for trail running or walking.  There are three covered picnic shelters on the 350-acre property, and a bait shop that sells snacks and beverages. 



More about the San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust


10k Course Map

Custom Finisher Awards for all participants


Sycamore Island - 39664 Avenue 7 1/2
Madera, CA US 93636

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5k Course Map


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