BIDWELL BARK FUN RUN & FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT BUTTE HUMANE SOCIETY
Butte County’s Biggest Pet-Friendly 5K Race, Family Festival Only A Few Weeks Away
(CHICO, CA) — Bidwell Park is going to the dogs on September 27, when thousands of humans and dogs will converge for the Bidwell Bark Fun Run & Festival. This annual event is the largest pet-friendly community event in Butte County and surrounding areas, and all proceeds will benefit Butte Humane Society (BHS.)
Bidwell Bark Fun Run & Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at Sycamore Field in the One Mile Recreation Area of Lower Bidwell Park, Chico. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, and can be done online at BidwellBark.com.
Event registration and admission are both free, but participants will earn prizes for fundraising for BHS. Prizes range from Bidwell Bark t-shirts and goodie bags at the $25 level, to a customized pet portrait from talented local painter Hettrickart for everyone who raises at least $3,000. Additional prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top individual and team fundraisers, aka the “Leaders of the Pack.”
The 5K Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m and a 2K Walk will begin at 8:45. Chipped timing will be provided for registered participants in the 5K run, and awards will be given to the top 5K male, female, and canine finishers, as well as the top 3 runners in each age division.
Festival attractions include the ever-popular Dog Costume Contest, separate “fun zones” for children and dogs full of games and activities, music provided by top sponsor BOB 92.7 FM, vendor booths, and trained dog demonstrations by Butte County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit held in the Sierra Nevada Demonstration Ring.
Presenting sponsors include BOB 92.7 FM, Z-Rock 106.7 FM, Power 102 FM, Thunder 100.7 FM, Fifth Sun, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Dragon Graphics, Cleanrite Buildrite, Chico News & Review, and C&C Storage. Route sponsorships and vendor booth spaces are still available! Contact Butte Humane Society at buttehumane.org or (530) 343-7917 x107 for more information.
All funds raised will benefit Butte Humane Society and their adoption, outreach and spay/neuter efforts. For more information on Bidwell Bark or to register, visit BidwellBark.com.
Butte Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization 100% funded by your donations and
dedicated to saving lives, finding homes, and inspiring compassion in our community since 1911.