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Newsletter September 6th, 2023

Fleet Feet Chico Newsletter
September 6th, 2023

Fall Road Training Programs 
Train for Almond Bowl and Clarksburg Half


Fall Road Training Start This Week!
We are excited to kick off our road programs this week! For the Nobos and 5k programs we will be targeting the Almond Bowl 5k/10k run on November 5th. The half marathon team will be targeting the Clarksburg race on November 12th. There is still time to register, and we look forward to many miles together!

Program Start Dates:

Nobos (Couch to 5k) - Sept 6th 6:15pm 
Standard 5k - Sept 9th 7:30am
Half Marathon - Sept 10th 7:30am

All program kickoffs will be held at Fleet Feet Chico
Use code LABORDAY through today to get a $10 discount on your registration! For more information or to register, visit the link below.

Free Monthly Cafe Runs
with Bidwell Perk

Cafe Runs with Fleet Feet Chico
Every 2nd Sunday at Bidwell Perk

Join Fleet Feet Chico for a new monthly fun run with Bidwell Perk! 

Sundays are a great day for a recovery run, and what is a nice recovery run without a warm cup of coffee at the end!?!

Fleet Feet Chico with be partnering with Bidwell Perk to offer a Free Fun Run on the second Sunday of EVERY MONTH! 

Come to Bidwell Perk at 8:00am to meet up with the morning run crew, head out on a beautiful morning run and finish at Bidwell Perk for a complimentary cup of fresh brewed coffee! (First Cup complementary)

Mark your calendar for the remaining dates for 2023:

September 10th

October 8th
November 12th
December 10th

For more information about this or any other event please contact


Pub Run Series 
August - October 

Pub Runs with Fleet Feet Chico

Join Fleet Feet Chico for our pub run series.

Fleet Feet will be partnering with some of our best brands for some fun run that will include shoe demos, raffles and BEER!

Oh, and maybe some running...

Mark your calendar for the following dates:


September 14th with Brooks Running

September 28th with Altra
October 12th with Muzino
October 26th with On Running, with a Halloween Costume Contest!

Attend all 5 of the Pub Runs and be entered in a drawing for a FREE race entry to the 49th Annual Almond Bowl on November 5th, 2023 or the Bidwell Classic in 2024!



Fleet Feet Fall Trail Classic

Fleet Feet Chico is pleased to offer two new trail races in our beautiful Upper Bidwell Park.  The two races will start on the south side of the park down Annies Trail for a fun adventure on the single-track trails. Toss in a creek crossing and a nice finish through Yahi and the golf course, you’re sure to enjoy your run!


The two races include a half marathon and a 4-mile an hour endurance challenge!


The half marathon will start at 8:10am along the rock wall off Centennial/South Rim trail head. This race will be a challenging climb with 1600 ft of gain in the first half. Enjoy a party at the top of 10-mile house at aid station #1 and enjoy and all downhill second half of the race!


4-mile endurance race will start at 8:00am. Runners will run a 4-mile loop. If you complete the loop in under 60 mins you will go back in the shoot for loop #2. At the top of each hour a new round will start. This will continue for 8 hours or until there is one person standing. If there is more than one person going into the final hour the run will become a foot race to the finish! If you complete all 8 loops, you will have run approximately 32 miles (50k)! Do you have what it takes? Do one loop, 3 loops or all 8! It’s sure to be a good time for the runners and the spectators!

By supporting this race, you will be supporting the Explorers, a Butte County Jr. Fire Fighter Program here in Chico, CA. The Butte County Fire Explorers is a paramilitary program for young adults interested in becoming a member of the fire service. The cadets train on fires, medical calls, and everything else related to the fire service. More importantly they are trained and mentored to become a leader of high character in their community.   

For More information on this race or to register, visit the link below. 

Information/ Register
49th Annual Almond Bowl 5k/10k


 November 5th, 2023 | 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! 

First race will start at 8:00am. Come out and support this fast and fun race! First place for each race (Male and Female) will win a pair of Brooks Running Shoes from Fleet Feet Chico! Brooks sponsored items will also be awarded to our age group winners in each race.


For more information or to register, visit the link below.

Thanksgiving Day Race!
Run for Food
Thanksgiving Day Race 

The Run for Food started out in 2006 with just over 1,000 participants and now the event brings together 5,000 participants each year along with 75 businesses and 200 volunteers for a true community-wide event.

Held in beautiful Bidwell Park, this family friendly event is a major fundraiser for the Jesus Center, hosting generations of families joining together to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday while supporting a worthy cause. All proceeds are used to improve programs and services at the Jesus Center, directly contributing to the needs of those experiencing homelessness in our community.

For more information on the 5k event or to register visit the link below
For more information email

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