The Chris Lopez Classic will be held on June 18, 2016!

This race honors the life and achievements of Christopher R. Lopez who passed away September 26, 2009. Chris was a varsity cross-country runner at Yreka High School in Yreka, California.

The race is held annually in June at Greenhorn Park in Yreka which has miles of dirt trail and one mile of paved, ranging from flat to very steep.

Majority of proceeds earned from the Chris Lopez Classic will be donated to the Chris Lopez Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards two scholarships to worthy cross-country runners from Yreka, Etna, or Mt. Shasta High Schools.


1-Mile Walk/Run

The one-mile run/walk is on a mostly flat and paved trail that navigates around Greenhorn Reservoir. This is a family friendly race and is perfect for small children, strollers, and people new to running or in the beginning stages of training.

5K Run

The 5K is a challenging course. The terrain of this trail changes from paved to a single width trail with difficulty ranging from flat to a steep climb. This is primarily a dirt course that finishes on grass.

Click on 5K Map for a layout of the course or choose 10K Map from the top navigtion bar.

10K Run

The 10K begins at the same start position as the 5K. This course is paved for a short distance then turns for a 2-mile semi-gradual 500 foot climb on dirt trail, taking you high above the park then finishes on grass.

Click on 10K Map for a layout of the course or choose 10K Map from the top navigation bar.

Race Registration

1-mile walk/run, 5K walk/run, and 10K race at Upper Greenhorn Park.

1-mile walk/run: 8:30 AM
5K and 10K: 9:00 AM

1-Mile Walk/Run: $15 (ages 5 and under are free)
5K: $20 (all ages)
10K: $30 (all ages)

PRE-REGISTRATION : Pre-registration deadline is June 3, 2016.
Click here to download the entry form.

Please click here for online registration.

RACE SHIRTS :  Included in pre-registration race prices.
  • Preorders for additional shirts are available for $15.00 and must be ordered by the pre-registration deadline. 
LATE-REGISTRATION : Shirts are not guaranteed to be available after the pre-registration deadline or on the day of the race.

Race-day registration will be available beginning at 7:30 AM


Thank you to all of our sponsors, we couldn't do it without you!

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Chris Lopez Classic please click on CLC Sponsorship Form, fill out the requested information and mail all required documents to this address:

Chris Lopez Classic 
PO Box 623 
Yreka, CA 96097 

If you have any questions at any time please email us at: chrislopezclassic.info@gmail.com