Dec. 7: Spring Creek Park 6k T&H

fcrc_tortoise-hareThe next Tortoise and Hare race is Sunday, December 7th at Spring Creek Park (6k) and it’s probably going to be colder than the first two.

The race begins at 8, followed by FREE bagel/coffee breakfast at Rain Tree Athletic Club
The following will help us get started on time:

  • If you are new to the club or you have not participated in a Tortoise & Hare race during the last two seasons (i.e., since October 2013), please enter a predicted time here at least a couple days before the race.
  • Please arrive early (no later than 7:45) so we can get everyone checked-in (earlier is better)!
  • If you plan on signing up for FCRC membership, please either do so before the TnH or come with your form filled out and payment ready.

Dec. 16: Annual Holiday Lights Run & Potluck!

holiday_lights_run13Save the date and join us for the annual holiday party! Our annual Holiday Lights Run and Potluck will be Tuesday, December 16th. We’ll be gathering at 6:00pm with a 6:15 Holiday Lights Run followed by a potluck dinner at the Pavilions at Silver Sage (West of Raintree Athletic Club).

We’ll also be hosting a Winter Gear Drive at the potlock. We’ll collect clothing in order to provide homeless men, women and children with the supplies they need to survive on the streets and the support and companionship that they need to navigate the path from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Below are more details about the Holiday Lights Run and Potluck. You can read about our Holiday Lights Run from last year (and previous years) on my personal blog to get a better sense of how it is “run.”


Pelican Lakes 5k offers $5 discount to FCRC members

pelican_lakes_5k13Do you know what you are going to do on Thanksgiving Day aside from gobbling turkey? Here’s one option: run the Pelican Lakes 5k in Windsor!

The Fort Collins Running Club is sponsoring the Pelican Lake Turkey Trot on November 27. This race sponsors Athletes in Tandem. They have provided us a $5 off registration code. (FYI it looks like November 15 is the last day to guarantee a shirt).

If you are an FCRC member, this e-mail code should have been e-mailed to you along with instructions on how to use it on Wednesday, November 13 at approximately 7:10 A.M. If you didn’t receive it, you can e-mail us.

NOTE: The Fort Collins Running Club sponsors local groups and events with a running focus. If you or someone you know would be interested, please let them know! We are always accepting applications for funding and we see this support as a core part of our mission.

Free FCRC Membership for Veterans

veterans_dayVeterans Day, November 11, 2014, is coming up!

To celebrate the men and women who have served our country, for a limited time we are offering FREE Fort Collins Running Club membership (a $20 value) to all veterans.

For those veterans who are already FCRC members, we can extend your membership by a year so that you reap the benefit of this free offer too!

Please e-mail us at for more details, including how to sign up!

November 2: Warren Park 5k T&H (new course)

fcrc_tortoise-hareHere’s a note from Nick, our Tortoise & Hare race director. We have altered the traditional Warren Park Tortoise & Hare race from a loop instead of out-and-back, mainly to reduce foot traffic through the neighborhoods and prevent residential drivers from getting agitated with us.

Below are details.

We have altered the Warren Park T&H route for this Sunday to make it a loop rather than the traditional out and back. Check it out here:

Post-race bagels and coffee will be at Raintree Athletic Club who will kindly be donating coffee and space, and with whom the club is partnering for the T&H and Running U season.

A slightly odd request, but in our efforts to be a little greener, we ask that you please bring your own coffee cup. We’ll provide everything else. Thanks!

Nick Clark, the T&H dude.

Another reminder is to change your clocks the night before the race. Clocks “fall back” an hour (i.e., 2:00 A.M. becomes 1:00 A.M. on Sunday. This means you get an extra hour of sleep!)