Honoring Our Legacy: Clovis Memorial run keeps Memorial Day tradition running

Clovis Memorial Run 2024

Saturday, May 25, 2024

7:00 am – 10:30 am

Each year Clovis Senior Activity Center pays a special tribute to veterans and active military by honoring their legacy with the annual Memorial Run on Saturday, May 25, 2024. The event also includes a resource fair with vendors from all kinds of different businesses and community groups in the community.

The run attracts both serious and casual athletes, as well as families and children. It consists of a 5K run or walk, a non-timed 2-mile walk and a non-timed half-mile kids run in addition to a non-timed half-mile senior walk and roll. To register, please visit www.ClovisMemorialRun.com. Prices increase after May 6.

“The response [to the race] is always exciting.” said event coordinator Amy Hance with the City of Clovis. “I believe it is because our community values service. We value our service members and their families. I know people take it as an opportunity to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty and who have kept our nation free.”

 This is the twelfth year for the run and Hance said the success of it continues to grow. Registration includes a pancake breakfast, a swag bag, and a beautiful finisher medal to keep as a memento. Those who register also receive an event T-shirt that has the Clovis Memorial Run logo on the front and platinum and gold-level sponsors on the back. But that’s not all because participants also have a chance to win selected prizes from contributing vendors.

All proceeds benefit activities provided at the Clovis Senior Activity Center. Some of the community partners that help put on the event include Clovis Veterans Memorial District, Clovis Unified School District, Clovis East High School ROTC, Clovis Chorale Choir, Boy Scout Troop 60 and the Clovis Kiwanis Club.

“We have a wonderful network of helpers that make this event a success and we want to thank our sponsors and partners for their continued support over the years.” Hance said. “The success is an indicator of the flavor of our community and what we value.”

Clovis Senior Activity Center: A Smittcamp Family Legacy, located at 735 Third Street in Clovis, will host a free Health and Wellness Fair in the Main Hall on July 24, 2024 from 12pm – 3:00 pm.