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Spring Canyon Park 5K – Tortoise & Hare

We’re excited for the 2nd Tortoise & Hare race of the season! It’s a 5k around Spring Canyon Park on Nov 5.

Please be diligent in following ALL instructions when registering. Because of the unique setup of this race series, this means you’ll need to look up your wave number AND sign up. You’ll know you’ve done it right when receive a confirmation email and can see you name on the participant list.
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We’ll also need a few volunteers to help before and during the race. Volunteers will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to Altitude Running. Congrats to Tammi Glick, our volunteer winner from October’s race!

October Full Moon Run

Thurs, Oct 5th, 8pm @ Spring Canyon Park

We’re switching up our normal Thursday run by pushing it back and running with the moon! It’ll be full and bright, but still bring a headlamp. We’ll meet at the Spring Canyon Park, 2626 W. Horsetooth Road, at 8:00 PM by the dog park for a 3-5 mile run.

Tortoise & Hare Series Underway!

The Tortoise & Hare 2017-18 series is officially underway, with the Rolland Moore 4K a smash hit on Sunday, October 1. It was wonderful to see so many out there for the season opener. We had a total of 150 runners and 10 volunteers.

Results are now available, and check out Photos of the event.

We’ll see you again for the Spring Creek 5k on November 5.

Remember – the entire 7-race series is FREE for all club members.  Join today!

 

Running In The Dark

Hi y’all;

As we’ve all noticed, the leaves are starting to change color and fall. This means a lot of things are changing – the seasons, the weather and how dark it is during your morning or evening run.

Here are some tricks and tips to keep in mind, as more runners are out and about in Fort Collins during these shorter days.

Lights – It’s important to see where you’re going and be seen by cars, bikes and other pedestrians.

-Headlamps or a handheld flashlight allow you to see the trails and road ahead of you so you don’t trip or slip on ice.

-Consider acquiring clip on LED lights to attach to your shirt, hat, or shoes. These provide a high level of visibility with minimum weight or interference with your body. Something that blinks and catches others attention are best in keeping you safe.

Reflectivity -will give you the most visibility to oncoming cars. The sooner they see you the better.

– Reflective vests & arm/leg bands are great for 360-degrees of visibility. Also consider reflective tape, which can be put on shoes, leggings, shirts – you name it.

– If you’re short on cash, get creative and try using duct tape on your clothing – while not as reflective as tape that is designed for visibility, the silvery shine is better than nothing, especially when it’s truly dark out.

Keep in Mind

– Drivers are all too often distracted and it’s best to assume they can’t see you. Do your part to be extra cautious when crossing intersections. Stop, look both ways and proceed when clear.

– Run with others! Ask a friend to join you and together you’ll be safer and enjoy more peace of mind. That dark sky can be scary and dangerous alone.

– Turn off your music and pay attention. When it’s dark and your vision is impaired it’s important to use your sense of sound to be aware of your surroundings and alert.

We hope these tips and tricks will help you with any fear or anxiety you might have about running when it’s dark. You might find that running at night is actually really fun. It breaks up the routine and can give you a different perspective. Run safe out there!

– Fort Collins Running Club

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