Bidwell Bark 2018 Recap

BHS_BidwellBark_Logo2-whitestrokeThank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the fun-filled day at Sycamore Field for the Bidwell Bark Fun Run & Festival! This year, our community raised over $30,000 for the animals at Butte Humane Society!

On Saturday, May 5th, more than 1,000 humans and their canine companions joined us for Bidwell Bark. More than 300 registrants also took to the course for the 5K Run & 2K Walk, and boy, they were lightning fast!

Our Top Three 5K Runners were Dylan (16:55), Phillip (20:04), and Adam (21:05). The first (and ONLY) Youth to run the 5K was Alex W. (38:49). Of course, we can’t forget about our four-legged runners! The Top Canine Runners were Jason & Cash (21:17), Liz & Mila (22:28), and Hyland & Beulah (24:44).


This year, we brought back an award from previous years… The Golden Bone! Each year, it is awarded to a group of participants with the most team spirit. The lucky winning team for 2018 was AMain Hobby Hounds! 

We would like to thank all of the fundraising individuals and teams who spent the last couple of months raising money for the cause. A special congratulations this year’s top fundraisers:

Top Individual Fundraisers:

  1. Curtis Chamberlain – $5,643.09
  2. Jeanine Spilman – $1,747.92
  3. Katrina Woodcox – $1,487.61
  4. Teri Ryan – $1,000

Top Team Fundraisers:

  1. CRBR – Cleanrite Buildrite – $5,643.09
  2. Hair of the Dog – $1,010
  3. AMain Hobby Hounds – $960
  4. – $561.44

Contests & Entertainment

Costume Contest

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
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Peanut Butter Pie Eating Challenge

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Best Trick Contest

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Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate

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We would also like to thank our Event Sponsors, Donors, Vendors, and Volunteers who help make Bidwell Bark possible. We couldn’t do it without them, and we appreciate all of their support!

Anxious to see the rest of the amazing photos from this year’s event? Head over to our Facebook page and check out our Bidwell Bark 2018 album! Also, if you attended Bidwell Bark this year, be sure to fill out our event survey. We appreciate your feedback!

Mark your calendars now – Bidwell Bark will be back on May 11, 2019. We hope to see you all next year!