Chico Running Club and Under the Sun Events present the 36th Annual Bidwell Classic, happening Saturday, March 3. This year’s event features a 5k Run/Walk, Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay. The festivities start at 8:40 am with the 5k and half-marathon starts at 9:00 am.
The 36th Bidwell Classic is a signature Chico and major fundraiser for local high school cross-country teams. Both courses start in lower Bidwell Park near One Mile Recreation Area. The 5k race takes a short loop in lower park with a turn at Cedar Grove. Half-marathoners and the first leg of the half-marathon relay start in lower park and head up to Manzanita Avenue before looping back on Peterson Drive. The half-marathon relay exchange is at near the half-marathon starting line. ■