The race started in 1975 as the Tulare Road Race, a name that was kept for one year. In 1976 it acquired a new name in honor of Max Choboian. Max Choboian was a local realtor and a standout athlete at Tulare Union High School. Max also played professional football for the 1966-67 Denver Broncos.
We are also honoring Dennis Wong. He was an outstanding athlete, exemplary citizen and devoted husband and father whose life was cut short by cancer several years ago. We also hope that this event will promote awareness, while offering an outdoor activity proven to provide numerous health benefits and enhance self-esteem. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Dennis Wong Scholarship already being presented annually to graduating seniors at each of Tulare's three high schools.