Our flagship event for over thirty years, the Bidwell Classic has showcased the beauty of Lower Bidwell Park in early spring.
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.
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
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.
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.
CRC has a large supply of equipment useful for putting on running and walking events, and it is available for rental. Gear includes pylons, mile markers, timing devices, and much more.
Rental requires a $150 nonrefundable fee and, depending on the amount and value of equipment borrowed, proof of insurance coverage against equipment loss and damage. To make a reservation, Email us with the date of your event, the name of the event, and the equipment you need.
PO Box 1182
Chico, CA 95927
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:
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.