3rd Annual Arc in the Park Brought Smiles & Success
Even in the drizzle and under gray skies The 3rd Annual Arc in the Park did not disappoint. It was held in lower Bidwell Park on Sat. March 18th and there were many smiles and pats on the back for participants who never thought they could complete the walk or the races, and yet they were successful and they did compete and complete. There was a record number of 5K runners and for the first year, an added 10K race brought out many new distance runners to the event. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals were awarded in 4 age brackets for both male and female categories. We were fortunate this year to have Under The Sun Events provide timing services, making Arc in the Park a sanctioned race event.
10K Race Results:
Male 20-39 years: 1st Place-Agustin Rodriguez 2nd Place-Juan Pompa 3rd Place-Brian Grabowski Male 60 years +: 1st Place-Edward Ordorica
Female 20-39 years: 1st Place-Suzy Tolen 2nd Place-Shelly Miller
5K Race Results:
Male 40-59 years: 1st Place-Eric Chavez 2nd Place-David Bumpus 3rd Place-Chris Urbach Male 60 years +: 1st Place-Stephen Strukan
Female 19 & under: 1st Place-Cassie Wildman Female 20 to 39 years: 1st Place-Chloe Bartel 2nd Place-Kelli Wildman 3rd Place-Danielle Hernandez Female 40-59 years: 1st Place-Debbie Strukan 2nd Place-Jennifer Hopkins 3rd Place-Cheryl Benjamin Female 60 years +: 1st Place-Juliet Bartel 2nd Place-Brenda Sorenson 3rd Place-Pam Bignami
For race participants to find more information on their chipped times, go to Under The Sun Events, click on results and Arc in the Park.
There were 100+ people who participated in the 1-mile walk. We encouraged participants of all levels of abilities to come out and enjoy the beauty of Bidwell Park, breathe in the fresh air and feel empowered as they did something good for their health and well being.
Thank you to the sponsors of Arc in the Park: Sweeney & Sweeney Insurance Services, KNVN, KHSL, The CW, Action News Now, The Enterprise Record, InterWest Insurance Services, The Arc Store, Tri Counties Bank, Creative Composition, The Printed Image, and Chico News & Review. Thank you also to the Volunteers from The National Charity League, Marsh Junior High CJSF students, Butte College Respiratory Therapy Students, Arc Family Support Program and Arc Staff.
Thank you to all the participants, walkers and runners for joining us for this most awesome day in the park.
Call The Arc at 530-891-5865 x 205 for information on 2018 Arc in the Park.