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Chester 4th of July Fun Run

Thu July 4, 2024 Chester, CA 96020 US


Chester 4th of July Fun Run

9:00AM PDT - 9:30AM PDT


One mile route down historic Main Street!

The Almanor Recreation and Park District’s 43rd annual Chester 4th of July Fun Run will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2024. 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 and Seneca Healthcare District. 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, 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. Spectators are also welcome. Thanks for your support!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Collins Pine Lawn
500 Main Street
Chester, CA US 96020

Packet Pickup and On-Site Registration

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 8:30 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).

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

2024 Platinum Sponsors

A BIG SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU to 2024's Platinum Sponsors who have contributed funds to support the 4th of July Fun Run:




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