This two mile event is part of the Selma District Chamber of Commerce Raisin Festival. It has been held 25 years and proceeds have been used to fund various non-profits and education in Selma. In 2019, the name was changed as a memorial to long-time participant John Paredes. Proceeds from this year’s event will fund scholarships for high school seniors at Selma High School.
This year the run will be a virtual event due to the restrictions of COVID. Participants will do the two mile run on their own during the time period of April 25 and May 16, 2021. Those that register by April 10, 2021 will pick up their packet which includes a t-shirt on April 24, 2021 between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon at the northeast corner of Lincoln Park in Selma, California where the race normally starts from. Groups can have one person pick up their packets. Those that register after April 10th will receive their t-shirt at a later date.