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The Almanor Recreation and Park District’s 42nd annual Chester 4th of July Fun Run will take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The one mile run/walk will start on the Collins Pine lawn and proceed down Chester’s historic Main Street to the finish at the Bidwell House.
Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt (first 400 registrants) and enjoy refreshments at the finish line. After the event, there will be a 4th of July Craft Fair at Chester Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a 4th of July Parade starting at 11 a.m. on Main Street. The Craft Fair is sponsored by the Chester Elks and the Parade is sponsored by the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce.
The one mile route down Main Street is open to participants of all ages and abilities, and adds to the excitement of the 4th of July celebration in town. The Fun Run is ARPD's largest fundraising event and all proceeds benefit District programs and events, as well as capital improvement projects, with an emphasis on recreation, parks and trails.
This year’s platinum event sponsors include Chase International Lake Almanor Brokers, Chester Car Wash, Collins Companies, Howard Construction, Knotty Pine Resort, Plumas Bank, Slusher Plumbing, Seneca Healthcare District and Timber House. Gold sponsors are Ayoob’s Intermountain Hardware, Buffalo Chips Pizza, Holiday Market and Lake Almanor Ace Hardware. Silver sponsor is Kehr-O’Brien Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Bronze sponsors are Berkshire Hathaway Lake Almanor Real Estate, Dig It Construction, Turner Excavating, Bodfish Bicycles and the Bidwell House B&B. Thanks to all our sponsors for their contributions!
Please join us this year for a great time and be sure to wear your favorite costume or sport your 4th of July colors and bling. This year’s 4th of July theme is “Generations” to encourage participants to reflect on their favorite Lake Almanor memories from years past and present. Spectators are also welcome. Thanks for your support!
Additional race information can be found at http://yourarpd.org.
We will be hosting packet pickup and in-person registration on July 3rd from 1 pm to 5 pm at Bodfish Bicycles, 149 Main Street, Chester CA. Day of event packet pickup and in-person registration is available from 7:30 am to 9 am at the start location: Collins Pine Lawn, 500 Main Street, Chester, CA. Note: T-Shirts may not be available for in-person registrations (based on quantities and sizes on hand).
A BIG SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU to this year's Platinum Sponsors who have contributed funds to support the 4th of July Fun Run:
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