Safety alert

Hi everyone,

The Fort Collins Running Club wants to make sure you are all being safe on your runs. Please read below the Sheriff’s Press Release.

Contact: Larimer County Sheriff’s Office—David Moore, Public Information Officer
Public Information Office: 970-980-2501
Subject: 7th Woman Attacked
Date: 10/9/14

serial_assaulter1014During the evening of Wednesday, October 8, 2014 a woman was physically assaulted while riding her bicycle along the Highway 1 corridor just north of Fort Collins. The suspect was unknown to the woman; however, she was able to describe him as a Hispanic male in his 30s, with a stocky to muscular build, a shaved head or very short hair, and a moustache and soul patch. The man fled in an older white or light colored SUV with faded wood grain paneling, or two-tone paint on the sides.

Due to similarities in the cases, Sheriff’s Office investigators believe this incident is related to 6 previous assaults on women in the Fort Collins area over the past 6 weeks. In each case the woman was alone outside and the attack took place in the evening hours between 7:00 p.m. and midnight. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office investigators and Fort Collins Police Services detectives are sharing their information about the cases and coordinating resources to address this public safety concern.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens that they can increase their safety by never travelling alone and by being aware of their surroundings. Anyone who recognizes the individual in the attached composite drawing or has any information regarding any of these incidents is encouraged to call Investigator Ben Hess at 970-498-5173, or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.

Friday is the last day to sign up for Running U (for free T-shirt)

running_uJust a reminder, Friday (October 17, 2014) is the last day to sign up for Running U and still be eligible to earn a special T-shirt. Running U is the FCRC’s training group that provides networking, mentorship, and motivation for runners of all abilities.

Running U is FREE to all Fort Collins Running Club Members!

If you are part of running U and run at least three times per week (either alone or with a group) from October 12-January 4, we’ll give you a special T-shirt!

You can sign up for Running U after this Friday, but you won’t be eligible for the T-shirt.

Go this this page for more info on Running U and how to sign up.

Reminder: The first Tortoise and Hare is this Sunday!

Don’t forget the Tortoise and Hare is this Sunday, Oct 12 at Rolland Moore!

To make the morning go smooth:

  • Arrive no later than 7:45 so we can get everyone a start time!7:30 A.M., especially if you plan on running slowly, would be better.
  • If this is your first Tortoise and Hare or your first in over 2 years, please enter your predicted time here.
  • If you need to renew or join FCRC please come with your application filled out and your payment ready.
  • If you want to join Running U please fill this out by the end of next week (we will not have ability to sign up race day).

If you are new to FCRC- WELCOME!

The Tortoise and Hare is Fort Collins Running Club’s signature race series. It will help you improve your running abilities through the winter months.
This handicap series will allow runners of all abilities to be on equal ground. Runners will start based on their individual predicted time or their previous times. The “winner” is the most improved runner.
When you arrive, you will sign in and Nick will give you an exact start time. Please be at the starting line a little before your assigned time. Dogs and strollers are welcome.

As you cross the finish line, you will be given a stick with a number. Bring the stick back to the sign in table so we make sure we have your name with your number (this is how Nick gives you the accurate race time).
After the race, we’ll take a picture of the FCRC members present! There will be bagels and coffee for socialization.
RunningU members will have a brief meeting, picture, and introduction as well. This TnH kicks off the beginning of the 12 week commitment for Running U members this fall.

Let us know if you have additional questions!

Preparation for upcoming Tortoise and Hare Oct 12‏

fcrc_tortoise-hareThe Tortoise and Hare will be Oct 12 at Rolland Moore. Because we expect a large number of runners, we’ll hold our bagel breakfast at Rolland Moore.

Remember to come early (no later than 7:45) so we can get everyone signed in and start by 8 am. New runners need to submit their estimated time in advance online.

Also if you are not yet a FCRC member but plan on paying at the Tortoise and Hare, please consider paying online in advance or printing out the membership application and bringing it already filled out with your check.

This will save time since we get the most new members at the first Tortoise and Hare. You can find the downloadable application here:

For those who have recently enrolled in our new Running U training group, we’d like to have a brief meeting/intro for members immediately following the Tortoise and Hare. You can still join Running U right now (free)!