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Join us, in person, on November 5th, 2023 for the 49th Annual Almond Bowl in the beautiful Lower Bidwell Park!
Keeping with the Chico tradition we will be hosting a 5k and 10k race starting on South Park Drive and finishing near the Sycamore Field. The price of this race includes your race shirt from Upper Park Clothing, a race bib for you to wear during your run and a post-race snack bag of goodies for after your run!
This race, along with the Bidwell classic, are fundraisers for our local high school's cross-country teams and band programs! Additional donations can be accepted in the registration page! Let's make this a big year for our youth sports, and the local marching bands! We would love to see you dressed up in your school colors during the run and show some school pride!!
RACE START TIMES
Registration for this years Almond Bowl will be available online.
Race Fee Schedule
April 1st - June 30th - (online) 10k $45.00
July 1st - Sept 30th - (online) 10k $50.00
Oct. 1st - Nov. 5th - (online) 10k $55.00
In person Registration at Packet Pickup
In person registration will be available at Fleet Feet Chico during packet pickup ONLY. (November 4th, 2023)
Online registration closes November 4th at 4:00 p.m. Registration will be available in person on November 4th at Fleet Feet Chico from 10am-4pm. You need to Register by Friday October 20th to guarantee yourself race shirt. If you register between October 21st - November 4th your shirt will NOT be guaranteed. All left over shirts will be available for pickup or for sale (non-registered runners) AFTER the race on November 6th. Shirts will be first come first serve starting at 9:00am.
OFFICAL COURSE CERTIFICATION AND MAPS
5K and 10K: Flat, fast loop through beautiful lower Bidwell Park.
Click here for both course maps.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING FOR OPTIONAL RACE LOCATION
To the course:
Enter Chico via Highway 99 either from the north or from the south. If you are coming from the north on 99, take the Highway 32 offramp and turn right at the first intersection. If you are coming from the south on 99, take the Highway 32 offramp and turn left at the second intersection. Now you're heading west on 32 (East 8th St). From here. If coming from north 99 take the highway 32 exit and turn right onto 8th St.
Take 8th St just under a half-mile, then turn right on Sycamore St.
Sycamore St runs a few blocks into Woodland Ave, which runs parallel to the park. The park itself will be closed to vehicle traffic on race day, so find a parking spot on or near Woodland Ave. Please be courteous and park legally. Do not park in a way that blocks local residents' entry to or exit from their homes.
There are several entrances to the One Mile Recreation Area from Woodland Ave. For race-day packet pickup, look for the sign marked pre-Registered. For any other assistance, make your way to the Information booth.
Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Chico on the following days and times:
Saturday November 4th, 2023
Fleet Feet - Chico
241 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928
Be courteous when overtaking slower runners or walkers in your elected race location. We want you to race hard and fast, but with safety of yourself and others in mind.
Where your Race number so it is visible on the participant's front!
Run your race with pride!
You must cross the timing mat for your chip to be read. If you are planning of racing for top finisher, the race is based on gun time and first to cross the finish line.
All other placements (age groups) will be based on chip timing.
Run, hard, run fast and have fun!
No pets will be allowed on course during the race.
All strollers must start at the back pack.
Thank you for understanding.
AID STATIONS AND RESTROOMS
There will be 3 for the 10k and 2 for the 5k.
1. Cedar Grove Bathrooms – Water
2. Peterson Drive Gate – Water
3. 99 Overpass (Vallombrosa side) – Water
Restroom on the course will be located at One Mile recreation on the North and South side of the pool, Cedar Grove Park, and Pettersen Dr. Park entrance as well as portable restrooms at the start and finish.
T-SHIRTS AND AWARDS
Guaranteed Tee-shirt cutoff is October 20th, 2023
Cotton Poly blend shirts from Upper Park Clothing Co. will be provided to all participants who register for this event before the tee shirt cutoff. (10/20/23) Any participant who registers on or before October 20th will be guaranteed a race tee. Any participant who registers after October 20th will be able to receive a race shirt based on a limited size availability (very few extras will be ordered). Any shirts not picked up at packet pick up prior to the race will be available on a first come first serve basis to all paid runners for pick up, and available for sale to any unregistered spectators starting at 9:00am at the Fleet Feet booth.
All shirts come in adult male (unisex) sizes, so you may wish to choose a smaller size than normal for female and child runners. No youth sizes will be available.
Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers in each race as well as the top 3 in each age group bracket. The top male and female of each race will receive a pair of Brooks Shoes of their choice from Fleet Feet Chico!
Age group brackets will be as followed:
14 and under / 15-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70 and over
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
**No Refunds on race entries or merchandise purchased for this event**
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