What is the Chico Running Club? The Chico Running Club (CRC) was founded in August, 1975 by a group of nine dedicated runners. We have about 145 members, including runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The CRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the sports of running and walking alive. Chico Running Club's Mission Encourage exercise for fun and fitness for people in the Chico area and beyond. Encourage non-competitive participation in the sport of running. Facilitate competitive running for those who wish to improve their performance.