Yet more upcoming races

Here are yet more upcoming races not hosted by the FCRC:

There are many more races in Fort Collins in the upcoming weeks. Please check out the Race Calendar for the next 15 races.

Also, there’s still time to sign up for FCRC’s Horsetooth Half Marathon which is this Sunday! Still just $45 for FCRC members if you sign up in-store at Altitude Running or Runners Roost. Considering that the average cost of America’s top 100 half-marathons in 2010 was $81, this is a genuine bargain!

Upcoming Races

Here are a sampling of some upcoming races not hosted by the FCRC:

  • Rocky Mountain Brew Runs: Join the Brew Runs summer of 2014 for a 10 series Colorado micro brewery tour where we will run an informal 5k course and finish with a ice cold brew. The races will be all over Colorado, but you can’t run breweries without a few stops in Fort Collins! (Various dates)
  • Animal House Run for Fun 5k: The Run Fur Fun is geared for the whole family, even your dogs! Participants will be able to run with their dog and there will be a kid’s race! Proceeds go towards Animal House Rescue and Grooming. (May 18)

There are many more races in Fort Collins in the upcoming weeks. Please check out the Race Calendar for the next 15 races.

Also, there’s still time to sign up for FCRC’s Horsetooth Half Marathon which is this Sunday! Still just $45 for FCRC members if you sign up in-store at Altitude Running or Runners Roost. Considering that the average cost of America’s top 100 half-marathons in 2010 was $81, this is a genuine bargain!

More Training Runs

To keep up momentum from the Tortoise and Hare, the FCRC will host three summer fun group runs. We are looking for ideas and volunteers to assist in various pace groups. Please email fortcollinsrunningclub@gmail.com with your ideas!

New training run

Beginning May 5th, Altitude Running will host group runs every Monday at 6:00 P.M. each week from the store (150 E Harmony Road Unit 2C- corner of College and Harmony, a few stores north of Buffalo Wild Wings and across the plaza from PetSmart).

Runs will be 4-6 miles and open to runners of all pace levels. At least once a month they will have a shoe or tech rep join and you will have an opportunity to try on new shoes (like the Hokas!), enjoy free giveaways and free food! Come to ten runs and receive an Altitude Running tech t-shirt!

Other running opportunities

These are copied directly from our Group Runs page.

  • Tuesday social runs with the Fort Collins Trail Runners: 6pm at Reservoir Ridge (5 miles)
  • Tuesday Night Track: 6pm at the CSU track beginning in May (3 – 4 miles of quality)
  • Wednesday night runs, 6:00 P.M. Various locations each week—check Runners Roost Facebook page. (Organizer: Runners Roost Fort Collins)
  • Thursdays (March 13-April 10, 2014): Thursday evening FCRC runs’ meeting point is moving from Campus West to the Maxwell Open Space parking area March 13 through April 10.
    (April 17, 2014-end of September): The Thursday night runs are meeting at 6:00 P.M. at Cottonwood Glen Park. Meet near the ball field where the bike path meets the parking lot. (Organizer: FCRC)
  • Thursday Towers time trial: biweekly from the Soderberg TH at Horsetooth MP (7 miles w/1,700′ vert)

2013 Tortoise & Hare Series: Done!

We had a total of 144 different runners throughout the series, with a record 90 runners at the Warren Park 5k, before temps (and participation) plunged to an average of 6 degrees for the next four races.

The final results are here. Summary of the top 5:

1. Maureen Hyde ($100)
2. Jenny Keating ($75)
3 (tie). Lynelle Lopez, Nadine Hughes ($50)
5. Steve Mecklenberg ($25)

Congrats to all!

Maureen Hyde finished first in the 2013 Tortoise & Hare Race Series!

Maureen Hyde finished first in the 2013 Tortoise & Hare Race Series!


Jennie Keating finished second in the 2013 Tortoise & Hare Race Series!

Jennie Keating finished second in the 2013 Tortoise & Hare Race Series!