Sunday, October 9, 2016 is the first Tortoise & Hare race of the 2016-17 season. It is the Rolland Moore Park 4K (2.5 Miles) and this year we have a revised course that avoids running on the sidewalk by Shields. The start area is also further back (west) in Rolland Moore Park, close to the volleyball sand pits and tennis courts.
For this T&H race—the first of the season, and the shortest and traditionally the largest—we are asking everyone to register ahead of time. Even if you’re still deciding, register online before Saturday at noon! It’s better to register and not show up than to register on race day. We have a very limited capacity to take race day registrations and will have a strict 7:30 AM cut off.
Follow these quick and easy steps to register
- Obtain your Wave Number: look it up here. If you are a new T&H runner or haven’t run a T&H in the last couple of years: First enter a predicted time based on a recent run or race here. Then obtain your wave number, here.
- Register here!
What to Know on Race Day
- Show up 30 minutes before your start time and get your number at the check-in table. Waves will stretch from 7:53 AM- 8:26 AM for this race, so plan accordingly.
- Listen to the wave number announcements and line up when your wave is announced (4-5 waves in advance).
- Please do not crowd around the start corral until your wave is called. Crowd noise, excited dogs, and stroller occupants can make it difficult for our wave organizers.
- Sorry, No dogs for this race due to the crowded trails.
- “ON YOUR LEFT!” Make it known that you are passing from behind.
- After you finish, stay in order inside the chute.
- Tear off your finish tag from your number, and hand it to the volunteer at the end of the chute.
See you on Sunday!
Due to the rapid growth of the Fort Collins Running Club, the FCRC has hired its very first Administrative Coordinator! Please welcome Katie Hardy, who was selected from three dozen applicants.
Below is a short bio.
Hello FCRC! I like so many others started running to stay in shape. I’ve been running since junior high and love that no matter where I go, my running shoes are always close by. I graduated form University of Utah with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science with emphasis in Fitness Leadership. I am inspired when people adopt active lifestyles and see the positive changes in their lives. I’ve worked in Run Specialty for 6 years and can’t get enough of working with runners. My favorite part of running is that it never gets easy and the discipline it takes to train for races and push yourself.
SUMMER, MOON, STARS, & RUNNING: What Could Be Better Than That?
Join us this Monday night, June 20th at 9:30 PM at Cathy Fromme Prairie on Shields south of Harmony for a summer solstice 3-5 mile full moon fun run!! FCRC and Altitude Running’s Monday Night Run we be joining together to “Run into Summer”! Carpooling recommended as the parking lot is small. Please bring your headlamp or flashlight!
Our next big club event is coming before you know it! Our spring member breakfast will take place on April 24 @ 8:00 AM from Club Tico. This will also serve as our RunningU Zero to 5K kickoff meeting (Register Here for RunningU).
Come for some food, celebrate your HTH finish with your new running buddies, and listen to some great advice! You may also walk away with some fun give-aways, including entries into this year’s Boulder Bolder! RSVP and invite your friends to the event on Facebook.
The final Tortoise ‘n Hare is upon us. Whether you are looking to get a rare 12K under your belt, or are sticking to the HTH training plan, please join us for the Cottonwood Glen Park 12K this Sunday. Details about the race can be found at the registration website. Register now!
As a reminder of our new pre-registration and race day policies:
- Look up your wave number and start time. New runners and those that have not raced in the past 2 years will be prompted to enter a predicted time based on a recent race or run.
- Click here to register. Don’t forget to create a profile so that you can easily register in the future! Registration closes Saturday at noon.
- Show up 30 minutes before your start time to check in and get your number.
- Listen to your friendly volunteer race organizers for instructions and start announcements.
- Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot until you finish!
We’re looking for some volunteers for our last Tortoise and Hare this Sunday, April 3rd. The race is a 12k that starts at Cottonwood Glen Park. It’s a great time to get to know other runners in FCRC and give back some time to your club.
Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/CO/FortCollins/CottonwoodGlenPark12K and SIGN UP to Volunteer now!
NEW DOG POLICY
It has come to our attention that there have been several issues concerning pets and leashes during our last few T&H races this past year. In an effort to keep everyone safe and have the most enjoyable event for all, we ask that you please leave your 4-legged friends at home for this race. The unpredictability of our furry partners, mixed with the narrowness of our race courses and record turnout for each race has led us to this difficult decision. Of course, pets are still welcome at all non-race group runs and events, but please respect this new policy at our upcoming race on Sunday.