End of the Trail Half Marathon & 10K

Sun March 1, 2020 Visalia, CA US 93291 Directions RaceJoy Ready
Flat and Fast. Get your PR
Downtown Visalia
307 E Main Street
Visalia, CA US 93291

Flat and Fast. Get your PR

Don't miss out on this flat and fast course and NY Qualifier that is making waves in the Valley. The 10K may just be the "best" 10K in the entire valley with its very own pacers and cash prizes! Starting in Downtown Visalia, the Half Marathon and 10k route takes runners through residential streets and neighborhoods and onto the Santa Fe Trail. Half Marathoners continue to the historic End of the Trail bronze statue in Mooney Grove Park before heading back to the party at the finish line. The finish line EXPO features a beer garden, food, chocolate milk, cash prizes, pace cars, and giveaways. Easy PR or a great tune up for Boston. We will even take your perfect photo that you can download for FREE!

Healthy Living EXPO

New for 2020, we have partnered to bring you the Healthy Living EXPO at the Visalia Convention Center on Saturday before race day! This may just be the largest EXPO in the Valley with an emphasis on fitness and vendors galore.

Why End of the Trail?

  • One of the flattest race courses around
  • 10K will be the RRCA 2020 State Championship Race!!
  • Perfect cool weather
  • All registrants receive a long sleeve tech shirt
  • FREE Casual Fit Beanie if you register by December 31st
  • FREE Throw Fleece to the first 500
  • Slay the Trail Medal with a Spinner (both half marathon and 10k)
  • Beast Mode Hat to the Top 25 Male/Female Finishers for the Half Marathon
  • Beast Mode Hat to the Top 15 Male/Female for the 10K
  • FREE Breakfast and Chocolate Milk
  • FREE Beer Tasting by Michelob Ultra
  • NEW Swag for 2020 for those that register early
  • FREE Race Photos
  • Cash Prizes for 10K and Half Marathon
  • Chip Timing
  • 13.1 Course is a Valley Runner-of-the-Year Series 20 point event
  • California Half Series Race
  • Certified Course and New York Qualifier
  • Live bands along race and live show at the finish
  • Drop bag at Start and pick up at the Finish

Age Group Awards for the 10k and Half Marathon: 12& under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

About the Race:

Proceeds benefit local high school running programs, athlete scholarships and community running events. New for 2020, a portion of proceeds will benefit the Historic End of the Trail Statue in Mooney Grove Park.

Download a copy of the Race Day Guide

2020 Slay the Trail Medal
2020 Beanie for Early Signups
Recap of last year's Event











The Largest Sports and Fitness EXPO in the Central Valley

We welcome you to our Healthy Living EXPO where running meets sports and fitness. Over 40 Vendors will be displaying their products, participating in Demos, and educating the public on the latest health tips. Performances include gymnastics, self defense, meal prep, yoga for runners, and much more! The event is free to the public

Visalia Convention Center
303 E Acequia 
Visalia, CA 93291


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Shoe Raffle

Bring your unused Shoes!!

End of the Trail is entering you into a raffle for a weekend getaway to the Sandcastle Inn in Pismo Beach, CA!
Enjoy 2 FREE nights on the water and within walking distance to downtown.
The raffle is brought to you by BMW of Visalia our major sponsor of the Half Marathon.

Bring your shoes to the EXPO to the Visalia Runners booth where you can get tickets for each pair!
Shoes will be disbursed to students at our local high schools that have the need for running shoes. Help these kids
with their running journey

PRO PT Pre Race Dinner

About the Keynote Speaker

Jerry W. Hizon, MD, is a practicing primary sports medicine physician and the Medical Director of Motion Medical Group in Temecula.

Dr. Hizon attended Loyola Marymount University where he majored in Biology. He attended the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and then was Chief Resident in Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Hizon obtained his Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine through UC San Diego.
Besides private practice, Dr. Hizon had served as medical team physician for the San Diego Chargers for 14 years and was chosen to be a sideline physician for the 2003 Super Bowl between Tampa Bay and the “Evil” Oakland Raiders. In 2010, Dr. Hizon was chosen to be a medical team physician for the NFL Pro Bowl in Miami. He was awarded the “Sports Medicine Champion” award in 2009 as the top sports medicine provider of the year by the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation.

As an active member in the community, Dr. Hizon celebrated 28 years as the volunteer team physician for the Temecula Valley High School Golden Bears. Through the years, he has helped perform over 4,500 pre-participation sports examinations for various schools and teams in the area, with proceeds going directly to the individual schools In 2015 he was the Distinguished Citizen of the Year for Temecula and Faculty of the Year at the new U.C. Riverside School of Medicine.

Dr. Hizon is currently a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine, California Medical Association, and Assistant. Clinical Professor at the UC Riverside School of Medicine, Dr. Hizon is the medical advisor for the Temecula Physician Leaders Program as well as serving on the Board of Governors for the new Temecula Valley Hospital and core faculty for their Family Medicine Residency Program with an emphasis on lifestyle medicine and MSK Point of Care Ultrasound. He has joined the Lion’s Club International to spearhead their Type II Diabetes Program.

His wife Theresa is a reading specialist at Red Hawk Elementary School and they just celebrated their 36th anniversary. They have four children and three grandchildren and have lived in Temecula for over 30 years. Their youngest child, Brian is in his first year of Chicago’s Rush School of Medicine.

The Dinner

Dinner will be Buffet Style and will follow the EXPO from 5pm-6:30pm.
Dr. Hizon will speak from 5:30-6:30pm.

Tickets $20 Adults and $15 children 12 and Under


garlic bread
Penne Pasta
Cavatappi pasta
Creamy pesto
Chicken breast
Steamed Broccoli

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Beast Mode hats to the fastest in the 10K and Half Marathon Run!

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50% off Promotion

The Visalia Runners founded End of the Trail 20 years ago...As a new perk of joining, save 50% off your registration into the 10k or half marathon!! Take advantage of a wide range of discounts locally and online or other California Races. Only $30 to join!!!

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the End of the Trail Half Marathon & 10K.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The End of the Trail Half Marathon & 10K is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
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