Reminder: Tuesday is the FCRC Holiday Lights Run, Potluck & Gear Drive

Remember that his Tuesday the Fort Collins Running Club Holiday Party and Gear Drive!

What: FCRC Holiday Lights Run, Potluck & Gear Drive
When: 6:00 P.M. (lights run starts promptly at 6:15 P.M.; potluck starts after at approximately 6:50 P.M.)
Where: Clubhouse for Pavilions at Silver Sage, 1212 Raintree Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80526. This is really close to, and just west of, the Senior Center. Please park in the large lit parking lot between the clubhouse and the Senior Center.
Bring: Food or drink for the potluck, and (optional) winter gear to donate to the homeless.

The location is shown below. The clubhouse is relatively new (a couple years old) so it is not shown on Google’s satellite views:

We hope to see you all there!

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Running U: Sign up for Session #2!

running_uDo you want to run the Horsetooth Half or another spring half marathon? Train with the Fort Collins Running Club’s Running U!

Training will be designed to get brand new half marathoners ready for the Fort Collins Running Club’s Horsetooth Half Marathon (FCRC members receive $20 off registration when you register in person; details coming soon).

Running U will provide you with a weekly training schedule, weekend group runs, and access to mentors to answer your questions. This program will also have options for experienced runners to help improve their abilities. The training kicks off January 3 at Fort Collins Brewery!

Sign up for Session 2: Train for the Horsetooth Half Marathon today! (Please sign up even if you are in Session 1.)

Good Deal: St. Patrick’s Day 5K just $12 on Amazon Local

Right now there is a great deal on Amazon Local for the Sharin’ O’ The Green St. Patrick’s Day 5K from Partners Mentoring Youth. Details:

  • $12 ($25 value) for entry for one
  • $24 ($50 value) for entry for two
  • Event is March 14, 2015
  • Includes a post-race adult beverage courtesy of Odell Brewing Company
  • Proceeds benefit youth mentoring programs

This deal is offered until January 1, 2015. You can purchase the deal on this Amazon Local page.

A Thank You from the RRCA

Not too many people know this but the Fort Collins Running Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America, a 501(C)(3) noprofit oganization. The RRCA has over 2,300 member clubs and represents over 250,000 running club members. It provides insurance for our events.

The RRCA wanted to thank our club for being a member. Below is their thank you note for those who are interested.

Dear RRCA Members,

With Thanksgiving approaching, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your membership in the RRCA, and more importantly, your dedicated service to the running community.

Running as a sport, and the best form of physical activity, continues to grow in participation because of the efforts of our members around the United States. Running also continues to be one the of the leading forces for engaging donors to financially support charities and their mission driven work. Our members are raising millions and millions of dollars annually to benefit local, regional, national, and global nonprofits.

The RRCA has seen continued growth for our member clubs, events, and running event participation nationwide in 2014. Our valued members continue to be the driving force of the growth in our sport. Keep up the great work!

Your efforts truly define why WE RUN THE NATION! We look forward to your continued support and your membership in 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Jean Knaack
Executive Director

Click here for the current RRCA newsletter.

For Running U Members: Ask a Physical Therapist!

reboundOur partners at Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy are offering FREE initial consults and/or advice to all Running U members! This offer extends through Session 2- so take advantage before April 19, 2015!

If you want advice on recovering or preventing an injury, email

Please put “Running U” in the subject line and a PT will answer your question (or work with you to schedule your free consult).

“At Rebound, our primary mission is to achieve individualized wellness goals that exceed our patients’ expectations! We carefully evaluate each person’s needs focusing on the root cause of pain and impairment, not just the symptoms. Our highly skilled professionals blend traditional methods with innovative techniques and provide our services in a comfortable and caring atmosphere. If you’re interested in reducing pain or stiffness, maintaining wellness, restoring function, preventing recurrent injury and improved physical performance, we can help!”

Be sure to support and thank our sponsors!