Group Runs

Below are group training runs in Fort Collins, including ones not organized by the Fort Collins Running Club.

We also encourage you to check out our favorite training routes on your own.

For training with a competitive bent, try Strava!

Weekly Runs

Mondays, March-October: Altitude Running Fun Runs. These 3-5 mile runs leave from the store on the corner of College and Harmony @ 6:00 P.M. Check the Altitude Running Facebook page for more info. (Organizer: Altitude Running).

Mondays: Cancer Group Runs.  Meet at Lee Martinez Park @ 5:00 P.M.

Mondays: Snowballaz Running Club. Casual 5k for all types of runners from Snowbank Brewery @ 6:00 P.M. Discounted beers after the run.  Pups are welcome.  Check the Meetup Group for more info. (Organizer: Snowbank Brewery).

Tuesday Night Track: Track workouts formerly organized by the late Jane Welzel continue at the track behind the University Center of the Arts (the former Fort Collins High School) at 6:00 P.M. (Organizer: TnT Running Google Group)

Tuesday Trails: See Fort Collins Trail Runners Facebook page for this week’s location.

Wednesdays: Runners Roost Wednesday night runs, 6:00 P.M. Each Wednesday runners start running from the store, except for the last Wednesday of the month in which they meet at Equinox Brewery for a pub run. Runners who frequently attend these runs can also earn rewards in the Runners Roost’s Run Club Rewards Program. Runners Roost also holds other various events—check Runners Roost Facebook page. (Organizer: Runners Roost Fort Collins)

Thursdays: FCRC group run starting at Campus West/JAWS Sushi parking lot at 6:00 P.M. The usual route is most commonly about 4.5-5 miles but there are many options on campus for a shorter distance if desired.  (Organizer: FCRC/Tom Schipper)

Thursday Trails: (Alternate Weeks – See Fort Collins Trail Runners Facebook page)
Towers Handicap Time Trial Ascent from the Soderberg Trailhead at Horsetooth Mountain Park. The route is 3.4 miles with 1,700′ vertical gain, but you need to come back down, so 6.8 miles round trip.  It’s 3.4 miles to the top with 1700ft of climbing. Pick your start time to arrive at the top at 6:50pm (A 50min ascent starts at 6pm, 40min starts at 6:10pm, etc).
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Pineridge Social Run from Spring Canyon Park.  Meet in front of the dog park at the end of Horsetooth Rd at 6pm for an easy 5 mile social run around the Pineridge Natural Area.  All abilities are welcome – we’ll stop a few times along the way to make sure no one is left behind. There is also a short-cut option for a 3.5-4mi loop if anyone wants to run a bit less.

Thursdays:  North FoCo Pub Runners @ 6:00p. Their location rotates between breweries in town; follow them on Facebook for the most up-to-date details. Typically 3 mile runs.

Fridays: Donut Run from Lamar’s Donuts, 1101 W Drake Rd @ 6:00a.  (Organizer: Melody White)

22 thoughts on “Group Runs

    1. Hi Susanne. To join the training groups, just show up 5-10 minutes before the designated times at the designated locations and look for runners. That’s all there is to it! I don’t think any paperwork is needed in most, if not all, cases.

      Come on out!

    1. Would love weekend runs. They are my longer runs. I also run with my dog if you would like to make it a dog runners group. I am near CSU/Campus west.

  1. I am looking to start running again and am wondering if there are options for beginners. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and Happy Running 🙂

    1. Hi Dana. Virtually all of these options are beginner friendly. This is not to say everyone will be running the same speed as you, just that there will very likely be at least one person willing to run with you and make sure you don’t get lost!

      Best to just come out and try at least once. I’ve met so many “beginners” who are intimidated to come out but when they finally do (e.g., when I coerce them) they wish they had done so sooner. 🙂

  2. Hi!
    I just moved to Fort Collins recently from the east coast, and am looking to meet people with the same passion for running. I am a stay at home Mom, and would love to run in the early mornings, any scheduled runs in that time period?
    So psyched that there is a running club,
    Tina

    1. Hi Tina. Welcome to the Fort! I am sure we have many members running in the morning, although from our Training Runs page, it looks like we only have evening runs scheduled.

      I would suggest posting a message to our Facebook page and see if anyone would be interested in running with you in the early mornings. (I would be if you are on the north side of town!) A lot more members interact through the Facebook page than our website.

    2. I am also interested in running early mornings…..I live on the north side of town near Richard’s Lake…..lots of beautiful places to run around here…… Give me a message if intersted….
      shellyandjake@msn.com

  3. Hello~
    I was wondering about joining the running club and wondered if there were any gatherings on Sunday or Monday? I have recently decided I need to get back into shape and started running again, but miss having people to run/jog with.

    Cheers,
    Kevin

    1. Hi Kevin. Short answer: not many. All our regularly scheduled events are listed here on this page. In addition, on the first Sunday from October-April, we have the Tortoise & Hare races, which includes breakfast afterwards.

      But there are members who do their own runs on Sunday and Monday and would love someone to run with. I encourage you to join (“like”) our Facebook page and post something on the wall and see if any members would like to join you.

  4. I put up a post on the Facebook page, but I haven’t heard anything back so I figured I’d try here.

    I just moved to Fort Collins this week and am looking for some company during runs (and also just to meet some folks!). I’m in the middle of training for a marathon, so having someone on the long runs, or even a portion of them, would be enjoyable.

    I hope to hear from the group soon! Thanks!

    1. Would love to have company on my runs a few times a month or more. I am currently training to do a fun run double marathon from old town fort collins to Pearl Street in Boulder some time next summer.

  5. Hi-
    I just moved to the area (and joined the club). Wondering if there are any morning runs, or people who want company for them. I normally do 5-6 miles in the weekday AM and run 9:45-10:15 pace. Totally flexible for any company to get to know the area and meet fellow runners.

    Thanks.

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