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.



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