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Chico Running Club Hosts New Year's Day 5K

There were freezing temperatures across the North State Tuesday morning but that didn't stop people from lacing up their running shoes for a New Year's Day run.

Posted: Jan 1, 2019 2:45 PM

CHICO, Calif. - There were freezing temperatures across the North State Tuesday morning but that didn't stop people from lacing up their running shoes for a New Year's Day run.

More than 100 runners took part in a 5K early on Tuesday morning in Bidwell Park. 

The race started at 9 a.m. and was hosted by the Chico Running Club. They said that they saw a significant increase in participation this year. 

Action News Now spoke with many of the race-goers who came from all around Butte County and beyond to participate, using it as a welcome escape from the reality of the Camp Fire. 

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Heat and haze were on the menu today but a cool-down is in the works for next week.
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