I am a new member of the FCRC and am also an active marathoner. I am putting on a marathon (more a group run since numbers will be low) on October 16 in the Poudre Canyon. Am doing the marathon to try to break 4 hours in Colorado. FYI I am the President of the 50sub4 Marathon Club which has over 300 members and all are trying to complete or have completed a marathon in all 50 states. I have completed 46 sub 4-hour marathon states and all I need are CO, WY, NM and HI. My Facebook page is Mountain Marathon Challenge and this is my website.
The marathon—dubbed the Cache La Poudre Canyon Marathon—will be low-key, somewhat no-frills, but inexpensive and fast! Bob continued,
It will be a very special race and a good one for people training for other late fall marathons. And it will be much faster than the Colorado Marathon, which I have run twice, because we eliminate the last 10 miles of flat, rolling, open, concrete trails… to downtown Fort Collins.
We need only 10 runners to have the race count as a qualifying race for the 50 States Marathon Club, and other national marathon clubs. So if the FCRC can help get that number of runners, even if they are just out for a long run that day, we would be golden! I would be happy to offer a 50% discount to other FCRC members too, with additional discounts if a runner like yourself recruits other runners, so potentially some of the FCRC runners would have free registration!
Below are more details in the race. I myself (Felix, your FCRC webmaster) will be running in it as late training for the NYC Marathon. Hope you can join!
To register, download this registration form.
Cache La Poudre Canyon Marathon
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Cost: $50 for FCRC members, or 50% off. You can get additional discounts by volunteering or recruiting more runners!
Start time: 7:13 am MDT (Sunrise) at Pinegree Hill Meadow at Mile 94 on the Poudre Canyon Rd at elevation of 7,075 ft
Finish: 0.2 miles past Mile 120 on Poudre Canyon Rd as the Poudre Canyon ends at 5,245 ft.
Net Drop: 1,830 ft
Course: USA Track & Field Certification in process. Will be a Boston qualifier.
This all paved route shares the last 15+ miles with the Colorado Marathon. The first 11 miles begins up the canyon from the start of the Colorado Marathon. The entire route is within this Colorado Scenic Byway following the Cache La Poudre River and is almost as beautiful as the Dances with Wolves Marathon course. The course is mostly downhill with a few minor hills and some flat areas. This course is designed to be the fastest sub-4 hour marathon course in Colorado for people that normally live at or near sea level.
For any questions, contact Bob Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the registration form.