Great job to everyone who came out! There were 1,126 finishers of the 2013 edition of the FireKracker 5k. Results are now posted.
Awards that were not picked up on race day are available at Altitude Running.
Zero Waste Statistics for the 2013 Race
The following are statistics on how much waste was generated at the 2013 race. 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%
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Start location: City Park (just north of Mulberry St. & Sheldon Dr.), Fort Collins, CO
Distance: 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)
Race time: 8:00 A.M.
$25 – Adults (18 yrs and older)
$20 – FCRC member. Join the FCRC now!
$20 – Youth (17 yrs and under)
$10 – Veterans and active military
$90 – 4-pack
$30 – Race day entry for all categories (4-pack not available on race day)
No Shirt – subtract $4
**Register Early – Shirts not guaranteed for race day registrations
The 13th annual running of the Fort Collins Running Club’s FireKracker 5K features a flat, fast 5k course that runs through City Park and out onto city streets before finishing near City Park Lake. (See course map below.)
Awards and Prizes include $1300 in cash prizes and locally made custom pottery!
Overall Winners (male and female)
1st Place – $300
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $100
A $50 bonus will be awarded for a new course record.
1st Masters (40 and over)
Top Age Groupers
Pottery prizes for top 3 males/females in the following age groups:
20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+
Medals awarded to top 3 (m/f) in the following age groups:
12 & under, 13-15, 16-19
All participants have a chance to win great raffle prizes at the finish line. Winners will be randomly selected and announced as they cross the finish line!
Note that FCRC members get a $5 discount, but to get it while registering online, you need to enter a discount code. If you were a FCRC member by May 31, 2013, you should have received a discount code from us in your e-mail. E-mail us if you are a FCRC member and need a discount code again.
Register in person at:
Runners Roost Fort Collins
2720 Council Tree Ave., Ste 112
Open 10am-9pm Mon-Sat and 10am-6pm Sun
150 E Harmony Road, Unit 2-C
Open 10am-7pm weekdays, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Race Day Registration: 6:30-7:30 at City Park
Avoid Race Day Lines!
Early packet pickup & registration on July 3rd at:
Raintree Athletic Club
2555 S. Shields St.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Or race day packet pickup at City Park starting at 6:30 am.
The Fort Collins Running Club is committed to running the race in an environmentally friendly manner. This will be a zero waste event, meaning we are trying to divert 85% or more of event related waste away from the landfill through recycling and composting. Please help us make this happen and leave City Park as clean or cleaner than before the event!
Men: Austin Vigil, 15:14
Women: Katie (Follett) Mackey, 16:52 (2012)
From City Park Dr. (200 meters east of Sheldon Dr.), run counter-clockwise around City Park Lake. Then make the following turns:
- Leftt onto Oak St. from Sheldon Dr.
- Right onto S. Bryan Ave.
- Left onto Mountain Ave.
- Right onto Grandview Ave.
- Left onto LaPorte Ave.
- Left onto Taft Hill Rd.
- Left onto Mulberry St.
- Left onto City Park Dr.
- Right onto Sheldon Dr. for a 200-meter uphill sprint to the finish line.
Race inquiries can be sent to Lisa Sinclair, the FireKracker 5k race director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that this race is sometimes (incorrectly) referred to as the Firecracker 5k.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2012 Firekracker 5k on Independence Day. There were over 1,000 participants. Through their entry fees, the race raised $1000 to High Park Fire relief efforts; another $1,000 to the City of Fort Collins’ Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics track and field program; and $500 to the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department.
Jpaheth Ng’ojoy was the overall winner of the 2011 FireKracker 5k in a time of 15:24. Nicole Feest was the first overall female in a record 17:06. Nicole won an extra $50 for setting a course record for women. Congratulations to all our winners and finishers and a big thank you from the Fort Collins Running Club to everyone for coming out and running.
Race results from the 2011 FireKracker 5k can be found at http://footoftherockies.com/race-results/
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped put on the race, our sponsors for their support and race director Ruth Inglis-Widrick for her energy, efforts and professionalism to make it all happen!
Training for the FireKracker 5k
Looking for ideas on how to train for this race? Visit our training page!