News and Events

Bidwell Classic

Our flagship event for over thirty years, the Bidwell Classic has showcased the beauty of Lower Bidwell Park in early spring.

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Independence Day 5K

Each July Fourth, CRC teams up with the Chico Area Recreation District (C.A.R.D.) to bring you a fun, low-key 5K in Lower Bidwell Park.

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Almond Bowl

Like the Bidwell Classic, this 10K/5K is well into its fourth decade. The first Sunday of each November gives runners and walkers the opportunity

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HOT Half

Our newest race and one of the few local trail races, there's no mincing words aobut the Hooker Oak Trail Half Marathon: it's tough. 13.1 miles of mostly rolling, technical terrain with no short option come race day.

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The Chico Running Club hosts fun runs/walks for members and the Chico community, and organizes foot races for participants from all over California.

The Chico Running Club hosts fun runs/walks for members and the Chico community, and organizes foot races for participants from all over California.

What is the Chico Running Club?

The Chico Running Club (CRC) was founded in August, 1975 by a group of nine dedicated runners. We have about 145 members, including runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The CRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the sports of running and walking alive.


Chico Running Club's Mission

  • Encourage exercise for fun and fitness for people in the Chico area and beyond.
  • Encourage non-competitive participation in the sport of running.
  • Facilitate competitive running for those who wish to improve their performance.

Contact Us

The Chico Running Club hosts fun runs/walks for members and the Chico community, and organizes foot races for participants from all over California.

Email:chicorunningclub.crc@gmail.com

PO Box 1182
Chico, CA 95927

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Financial Support

In addition, the CRC supports local sports and children's programs whenever possible. The most recent donations were made to running programs at the following schools:

  • Chico High School
  • Pleasant Valley High School

Events

CRC sponsors a number of foot races each year, including two major events: the Almond Bowl held on the first Sunday in November, and the Bidwell Classic held on the first Saturday in March.

New to the CRC calendar are the Independence Day 5K hosted in conjunction with CARD on July 4, and the HOT Half Marathon on the first Sunday in October.

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