CRC's Saturday morning runs start at 7:00 a.m. until October, when they begin at 8:00 a.m. We meet in the parking lot on the north side of One Mile. read more...
Are you H.O.T. enough?
The HOT Half is a challenging event covering some beautiful, but rugged terrain. Choose your distance! Run either 6.55 miles or 13.1 miles of Bidwell Park’s beautiful natural trails, including the Upper and Lower Yahi Trail. Both will challenge you and keep you on your toes! Chico Running Club recommends trail shoes at this event. The courses are single track with plenty of rocks and roots.
Fall in for a challenging trail run in historic Bidwell Park, one of the most diverse and pristine parks in America. This 3,618 acre preserve encompasses both sides of Big Chico Creek Canyon.
Run starts at Hooker Oak Recreation Area (take Vallombrosa Avenue, turn left on Manzanita; Hooker Oak is on the right.)
Trails include: Middle Trail, one of the more rugged trails in the park and the popular Yahi Trail which runs next to the creek and is strictly for foot traffic.
Areas of Interest: Bear Hole, Salmon Hole, and Brown’s Hole, popular local swimming holes rimmed with volcanic boulders, and Horseshoe Lake, a fun place for kids to fish all year around.
Half Marathon starts at 8:00 a.m.
1/4 Marathon starts at 8:15 a.m.
Runs start and finish at the Hooker Oak Recreation Area (take Vallombrosa Avenue, turn left on Manzanita; Hooker Oak is on the right.). Terrain includes single track dirt & rock trails as well as gravel & rocky roads.
Trail shoes are highly recommended.
The course and timing will close at 3 hours, so runners will not have any support nor will they receive an official time after 3 hours.
1. Click Here to Register using our new registration system. (No Service Fee Charge). Or,
2. Click Here to Register at Active.com (Active.com charges a service fee on top of the registration cost.)
3. Register in person at Sports LTD packet pickup
or on race day.
$5 discount for CRC/SWEAT members
The H.O.T. Half is limited to 250 runners, sign up early!
Entry fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Long-Sleeve Technical Shirts will be guaranteed for all runners registered before September 15th.
698 Mangrove Ave. (in Safeway shopping center)
Saturday, September 29
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sports LTD will offer 10% off in store when you drop off your HOT Half Reg form!
Participants may pick up race numbers and
goody bags, or register for the race.
Race day registration will also be available until 7:45am.
There will be aid stations along the course
serving water, hydration beverages and energy gels.
Half Marathon and 1/4 Marathon awards at
approximately 11:30 a.m.
Awards will be presented to the first place male & female and three deep in each age group division, both male and female.
Timing for 1/2 marathon will stop and course will be closed at 11:00 a.m.
The H.O.T. Half is Sponsored by:
Net Proceeds are donated to local charities.