April 24: Member Breakfast & 5K RunningU Kickoff

Our next big club event is coming before you know it! Our spring member breakfast will take place on April 24 @ 8:00 AM from Club Tico. This will also serve as our RunningU Zero to 5K kickoff meeting (Register Here for RunningU).

Come for some food, celebrate your HTH finish with your new running buddies, and listen to some great advice! You may also walk away with some fun give-aways, including entries into this year’s Boulder Bolder! RSVP and invite your friends to the event on Facebook.

Sunday, April 3: Cottonwood Glen Park 12K T&H

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The final Tortoise ‘n Hare is upon us. Whether you are looking to get a rare 12K under your belt, or are sticking to the HTH training plan, please join us for the Cottonwood Glen Park 12K this Sunday. Details about the race can be found at the registration website. Register now!

As a reminder of our new pre-registration and race day policies:

  1. Look up your wave number and start time. New runners and those that have not raced in the past 2 years will be prompted to enter a predicted time based on a recent race or run.
  2. Click here to register. Don’t forget to create a profile so that you can easily register in the future! Registration closes Saturday at noon.
  3. Show up 30 minutes before your start time to check in and get your number.
  4. Listen to your friendly volunteer race organizers for instructions and start announcements.
  5. Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot until you finish!

Volunteers needed

We’re looking for some volunteers for our last Tortoise and Hare this Sunday, April 3rd. The race is a 12k that starts at Cottonwood Glen Park. It’s a great time to get to know other runners in FCRC and give back some time to your club.

Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/CO/FortCollins/CottonwoodGlenPark12K and SIGN UP to Volunteer now!

NEW DOG POLICY

It has come to our attention that there have been several issues concerning pets and leashes during our last few T&H races this past year. In an effort to keep everyone safe and have the most enjoyable event for all, we ask that you please leave your 4-legged friends at home for this race. The unpredictability of our furry partners, mixed with the narrowness of our race courses and record turnout for each race has led us to this difficult decision. Of course, pets are still welcome at all non-race group runs and events, but please respect this new policy at our upcoming race on Sunday.

Remember to Register for Sunday’s Lee Martinez Park 10k T&H race

FCRC logoThis Sunday is the Lee Martinez Park 10k Tortoise & Hare race, and explained in the last post, we are trying a new registration process to try to make the race go smoother (especially at the finish).

Follow these 5 quick and easy steps to get yourself and the race organizers ready for the race:

  1. Look up your wave number and start time. New runners and those that have not raced in the past 2 years will be prompted to enter a predicted time based on a recent race or run.
  2. signupClick the button to register. Registration closes Saturday at noon.
  3. Show up 30 minutes before your start time to check in and get your number.
  4. Listen to your friendly volunteer race organizers for instructions and start announcements.
  5. RUN YOUR HEART OUT!

What to Know on Race Day

  • Show up 30 minutes before your start time and get your number at the check-in table. Waves will stretch from just before 8 to just after 9 for this race, so plan accordingly.
  • Listen to the wave number announcements and line up when your wave is announced (4-5 waves in advance).
  • Please do not crowd around the start corral until your wave is called. Crowd noise, excited dogs, and stroller occupants can make it difficult for our wave organizers.
  • All runners (dogs included) should stay to the right, except to pass. Please do not stretch across the path (especially leashes), as this will create a hazard for runners around you.
  • “ON YOUR LEFT!” Make it known that you are passing from behind.
  • There is a road crossing at Taft Hill Road with no traffic control. Look both ways before crossing. Cars, trucks, and bikes always win against Tortoises and Hares.
  • After you finish, stay in order inside the chute. Tear off your finish tag from your number, and hand it to the volunteer at the end of the chute.

See you at Sunday’s race!