Join us on Tuesday, December 17 at the Fossil Lake Ranch Club House for the annual Holiday Lights Run and potluck! The 3 mile run will begin shortly after 6:00 P.M. if you are planning on running. There is no cost to attend and non-members are welcome.
Address: Fossil Lake Ranch Club House, 6022 Brookwater Ln., Fort Collins, CO, 80528
Date/time: Tuesday, December 17 at 6:00 P.M.
This year we are encouraging donations for Harvest Farms Men’s Running Club. They have requested hats, running shoes (size 8-13), and other running clothes. We will have a box to collect any donations at the potluck.
If you could RSVP that would be helpful. You can fill out this form to let us know what you are bringing for the potluck. The club will provide dishware and utensils. This event is BYOB (bring your own beer). The form also lists the specific shoe sizes of the Harvest Farm Runners.
Exciting news! The first 50 runners who come to the Holiday Lights Run & Potluck will receive a free cowbell with FCRC logo! (Color and appearance may differ significantly from what is depicted below.)
Below is the proposed route for the Holiday Lights Run. It is 3.0 miles. The start/finish is at the Fossil Lake Ranch Club House, roughly at the intersection of Lady Moon Dr. and Brookwater Ln.
We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with you!
Hopefully everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. Now it’s time to burn off all those extra calories you consumed!
Then next Tortoise & Hare race is December 8 at Spring Park (2100 Matthews Drive near the fire station off College Avenue). The race distance is six kilometers. [Course description]
The race starts at 8:00 A.M. but we hope you will arrive no later than 7:45 to sign in. Note that we will be there regardless of weather!
If you are new to the club or you have not participated in a T&H race this year or last year, please fill out this form.
Breakfast will follow at Raintree Athletic Club (2555 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins) again.
It’s that time of year again!
The first Tortoise and Hare (4k) will take place on October 13 at Rolland Moore Park at 8 am. Please be sure to arrive no later than 7:40 to sign in.
If this is your first race in over a year or you are new to the tortoise and hare, please reply with your estimated time for this race by next Friday, October 11. If you aren’t sure, please check the race calculator. If you enter your name and a time does not come up, you need to send in an estimated time.
We expect a large crowd at the race and your estimated time in advance will help the morning run smoothly.
Remember to be there early so we can get everyone signed in and the race started on time!
Breakfast will follow the race at Raintree athletic club.
This is a note from our now-former FCRC President, Connie DeMercurio. It talks about the new board members this year, who were nominated by last Sunday’s rain-soaked Annual Breakfast and confirmed at Wednesday’s board meeting.
We thank Comnie for doing a super job as President. She has definitely set a high bar for Dan Berlin, our new Prez!
This is the last group email that you will be receiving from me. No tears, please! Dan Berlin will be taking over as the club President, with Vice-President Katie Briggs assisting him on communications. Julie Pass is the new Treasurer and Membership Coordinator and Greg Smith is the new Secretary. Felix Wong will continue with website maintenance and Nick Clark will once again be at the helm of the Tortoise and Hare races.
I’ve enjoyed my tenure and getting to meet so many of you. When I joined the board 3 years ago, we had just under 100 members. Our membership is now 250. The turnout for the Tortoise and Hare races at the time averaged 10 people and we are now getting close to 100 with more growth in store for the upcoming season.
I hope those of you who haven’t gotten involved yet will do so and those who have will continue. Our club has the potential to rival Colorado Springs and Denver, but it will take more member participation.
Hope to see you on the streets and trails!
FCRC Past President
The following are statistics on how much waste was generated at the 2013 edition of our annual Firekracker 5k (July 4th). As you can see, we diverted an astounding 98% from the landfill!
Kudos to Green Events—whom we had organize the race this year—for achieving such a diversion rate.
- Compost: 178.4 lbs
- Recycle: 71.8 lbs
- Landfill: 5.0 lbs
- Total: 255.2 lbs
- Diversion rate: 98%