ABOUT THIS EVENT
Run for Food began in 2006 when a group of Chico families and businesses saw the amazing impact the Jesus Center has by providing food and services to those in need in Chico. Knowing the Jesus Center is funded solely by community support, they came together to organize the Thanksgiving Day run/walk benefiting the Jesus Center. Since its inception, the event has continued to grow. In 2017, close to 5,000 participants, 83 businesses, and 200 volunteers came together to help raise funds for the Jesus Center and its exciting new programs. The Jesus Center provides two meals a day, six days a week, shelter for women and children, a resource center open to anyone seeking help to find housing, work, and a new start. In short, the Jesus Center offers hope.
We hope you, your friends and your family will spend this Thanksgiving morning working up an appetite, helping our community and enjoying the beauty of Bidwell Park.
Please join us this year for the 13th Annual Run for Food! This 5K run/walk will begin and end at the One Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 9am.
Below you will find important announcements and information specific to the Chico Run for Food:
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 9 AM
Rain or Shine
One Mile Recreation Area in Lower Bidwell Park
The race will begin and end at One Mile Recreation Area in beautiful Bidwell Park. The course will follow a 5K loop through the park to the Deer Pen Bridge and back to the One Mile area. Click here for a map.
The loop course is flat, paved and free of traffic. Baby strollers and wheelchairs welcome. No bikes, roller blades or pets please.
•Untimed 5K run/walk