HOT Half and Quarter Marathons


Join us for a challenging trail run in Upper Bidwell Park, one of the most diverse and pristine parks in America. This 3,618 acre preserve encompasses both sides of Big Chico Creek Canyon.

Half and Quarter Marathons start at Hooker Oak Recreation Area and run into Upper Park on challenging trails with minimal pavement. 

This race starts at Hooker Oak Park and runs Middle Trail up around Horseshoe Lake (aid station) and onto Middle Trail thru Upper Park. Runners will take B Trail to the road (aid station). Follow the road to the end (aid station) where runners will pick up the Upper Yahi Trail all the way to Parking Lot Q. Runners will run the road down to Bear Hole where the runners will drop on to the Yahi Trail. Running the Yahi Trail back up the stairs and onto Lower Trail. Run Lower Trail back to Horseshoe Lake (aid station) and back to the start/finish line.

The 7 mile option runs the first 2 miles of the race with the half marathoners and then will drop down to Day Camp and the Yahi Trail and will run back the rest of the race with the half marathoners to the finish.

Half Marathon starts at 8am and Quarter Marathon starts at 8:15am

Hooker Oak Recreation Area

Sunday, Oct 1 2017, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Manzanita Ave at Hooker Oak Ave, Chico, CA 95926

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In consideration of you accepting my entry, I intend to be legally bound, hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims that I may have against the persons and organizations associated with the H.O.T. Half: Chico Running Club, City of Chico, County of Butte, State of California, and other contributing organizations; and assign for any and all injuries suffered by me while traveling to or from or while participating in the H.O.T. Half on October 1, 2017. I further attest that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for participation in this event.

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