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 rebound@reboundsportspt.com.

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!

Dec. 7: Spring Creek Park 6k T&H

fcrc_tortoise-hareThe next Tortoise and Hare race is Sunday, December 7th at Spring Creek Park (6k) and it’s probably going to be colder than the first two.

The race begins at 8, followed by FREE bagel/coffee breakfast at Rain Tree Athletic Club
The following will help us get started on time:

  • If you are new to the club or you have not participated in a Tortoise & Hare race during the last two seasons (i.e., since October 2013), please enter a predicted time here at least a couple days before the race.
  • Please arrive early (no later than 7:45) so we can get everyone checked-in (earlier is better)!
  • If you plan on signing up for FCRC membership, please either do so before the TnH or come with your form filled out and payment ready.

Dec. 16: Annual Holiday Lights Run & Potluck!

holiday_lights_run13Save the date and join us for the annual holiday party! Our annual Holiday Lights Run and Potluck will be Tuesday, December 16th. We’ll be gathering at 6:00pm with a 6:15 Holiday Lights Run followed by a potluck dinner at the Pavilions at Silver Sage (West of Raintree Athletic Club).

We’ll also be hosting a Winter Gear Drive at the potlock. We’ll collect clothing in order to provide homeless men, women and children with the supplies they need to survive on the streets and the support and companionship that they need to navigate the path from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Below are more details about the Holiday Lights Run and Potluck. You can read about our Holiday Lights Run from last year (and previous years) on my personal blog to get a better sense of how it is “run.”


Pelican Lakes 5k offers $5 discount to FCRC members

pelican_lakes_5k13Do you know what you are going to do on Thanksgiving Day aside from gobbling turkey? Here’s one option: run the Pelican Lakes 5k in Windsor!

The Fort Collins Running Club is sponsoring the Pelican Lake Turkey Trot on November 27. This race sponsors Athletes in Tandem. They have provided us a $5 off registration code. (FYI it looks like November 15 is the last day to guarantee a shirt).

If you are an FCRC member, this e-mail code should have been e-mailed to you along with instructions on how to use it on Wednesday, November 13 at approximately 7:10 A.M. If you didn’t receive it, you can e-mail us.

NOTE: The Fort Collins Running Club sponsors local groups and events with a running focus. If you or someone you know would be interested, please let them know! We are always accepting applications for funding and we see this support as a core part of our mission.