Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to lace up their sneakers and join the fun at the 8th Annual Halloween Hustle – Saturday, October 28th, 8:00 AM for a 5K Run, 2.5K Run/Walk, & Kids Dash at Bidwell Park’s One Mile Recreation Area. Costumes are encouraged with lots of prizes being given for “Best Costume” in a wide variety of categories. The event will also include music, free children’s games and prizes, and community booths. A highlight of the day will be the award of a $500 scholarship to a Chico State student studying to work with children with disabilities in public schools and contributions to Chico & Pleasant Valley High School’s Special Education programs.
The Halloween Hustle kicks-off at 8:15 am with a Free Kid’s Dash in the baseball diamond, followed by the Run/Walk.
Registration goes from 7:00-8:00 am at Bidwell Park’s One Mile Recreation area.
Pre-Registration until October 10th costs: Adults $20, Students $10.
From October 11th, Race Day Registration will cost: Adults $25, Students $15, Kids Dash (10 & under!) Free
Registration forms are available at Fleet Feet or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 530/342-4896, &/or at the Run/Walk.
Jesse Kohen was an amazing young man with many gifts and talents. Working with students with disabilities was his passion and his greatest gift. As a physical education and adapted physical education major at CSU, Chico, Jesse was intent on getting his special education credential so he could work with the population of students he loved. Jesse worked with children with disabilities in institutions and schools in Santa Barbara, Gridley, and Chico. As a Special Education paraprofessional, he worked in some of Chico Unified’s most difficult and challenging situations.
An avid runner with success in several marathons, Jesse poured the same enthusiasm and dedication into every aspect of life. As the youngest volunteer fire fighter in the Chico Fire Department Company One, Jesse fought a fire the day he graduated from high school.
Above all, Jesse’s enthusiasm for life inspired his students with disabilities, friends, coworkers, and classmates. With words and action, Jesse lived up to his motto in life, “Be a Champion!” Jesse lost his life in a single-vehicle accident in October 2010; however, Jesse’s contributions to youth continue through the Jesse Kohen Foundation which gives a yearly scholarship to a Chico State student, studying to work with children with disabilities in public schools. Contributions to the Jesse Kohen Scholarship fund may be mailed to: Jesse Kohen Foundation / NVCF, P.O. Box 612 Chico, CA 95927.
Bring your family! Invite your neighbors! Call your friends and enter the Run/Walk! Volunteer! Or cheer on the participants at the Halloween Hustle Jesse Kohen Scholarship Run!
For more information, or to register, contact (530)342-4896, email@example.com, or the 8th Annual Jesse Kohen Scholarship Halloween Run Facebook site.