Tule River Parkway 5K Run/Walk
April 9, 2022
Race starts at 9:00 AM
Tule River Parkway
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Have you ever visited the Tule River Parkway here in Porterville? Now is your chance to maintain your fitness momentum, enjoy nature, and explore the longest pedestrian path in our community! The Parkway was originally developed as part of an extensive effort to clean up the river and make the natural wonder accessible to the public. It features a walking and bike trail with expansion planned for the future.
Participants can run or walk the scenic 5K route! There will be a timing clock at the start/ finish line but the event is non-competitive. Registration is $10 and includes a custom finisher medal. What kind of festivity would this be if there weren't some snacks? We will also supply plenty of goodies to fuel your morning.
Meet us at the Jaye Street Park and Ride lot. There is an entrance to the parking lot just to the south of the Jaye Street Bridge (see map below).
The route will follow the Tule River Parkway paved trail to the west side of the Riverwalk Marketplace shopping pavilion (near Boot Barn). That is the halfway point to turnaround and follow the trail back to trailhead parking lot.
Native Plant Gardens
View the gardens on the 5K route. Tule River Parkway is home to beautiful native plant gardens that have been adopted by various organizations and individuals in our community. They are part of a program developed by the City of Porterville together with the Tule River Parkway Association, California Native Plant Society, and US Fish and Wildlife in which volunteers plant and care for demonstration concept gardens along the trail. These gardens provide improved habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, while using less water. Take a guided tour from the project manager and discover more about the design concepts of the gardens and how you can get involved with the "Adopt a Garden" project!