Clovis Memorial Run to be Virtual Experience

The annual Clovis Memorial Run draw hundreds to Clovis over Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Ron Sundquist/Clovis Roundup)

The City of Clovis made the decision to make its annual Memorial Run a virtual event due to the coronavirus.

On the event’s website, the City of Clovis stated, “Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our registered participants during this crisis and we are looking forward to our 2021 event.”

Athletes who have already registered for the Memorial Run will receive racing medals in the mail by Aug. 21.

For those interested in participating in the virtual race, registration is open until Sept. 1.

Verification of the completion of the 5K race will not be required, but the city is encouraging people to get out and exercise.

All proceeds from the run go directly to the Clovis Senior Activity Center in support of classes, special events and Tribute to a Veteran events.

For more information or to register for the virtual race, go to

Michael graduated from Fresno State in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism. During his time at the university, he served as sports and managing editor for The Collegian, Fresno State’s student-run newspaper. In addition to the Clovis Roundup, Michael has written for The Fresno Bee, the Kingsburg Recorder and Selma Enterprise. He has a passion for sports and can be found on the sidelines at local games, bringing the citizens of Clovis the athletics news they deserve.