St. Patrick’s Day Parade Info

The Fort Collins Running Club in the 2011 Fort Collins St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Last year the Fort Collins Running Club participated in the Fort Collins’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (You can see some photos and video from that here.) Happily, we are doing it again on Saturday, March 17th!

Below is more information about how to join in, as written by FCRC Vice President Katie Q.

Last year was so much fun, hope you join the FCRC as we walk in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade again!!!

If you are running the Sharin’ of the Green, I will be near the registration table BEFORE the race gathering signatures (Look for the Irish Wolfhound puppy).
If you are not running in the race, you must meet me between 9-9:15 at the Armadillo parking lot to sign the waiver (I need to turn it in by 9:30 with all signatures).

ALL PARTICIPANTS- meet at the Armadillo Parking lot by 9:30 with your best St. Patrick’s Day costume! The best costume will be voted on by FCRC Board members and winner will receive a free one year membership!

Bring you own “THROWS” to give away if you would like to pass anything out (candy, beads, etc). (Don’t actually throw it; “throw” is a term for trinkets given away at parades.)

Well-behaved pets are welcome- be sure to pick up after your pet and dress him/her up!

Looking forward to another fun parade!

Katie Q
FCRC Vice President

Parade Rules

Parade pace

The parade will move at a brisk marching pace – approx. 5 mph. Some pace should be left between entries, but please try to avoid excessive gaps! Entries should be one-fourth of a block apart so both spectators and judges can see your entry.


Candy, coupons, pennies or any other materials MAY NOT BE THROWN from the float into the crowd. This is dangerous and puts everyone at risk. You may distribute these items by passing them out with your own volunteers walking beside your entry. These people must walk out to the crowds and not allow kids to run out into the parade lane. Please respect our volunteer Parade Marshals if they remind you not to throw items; they are just trying to keep the parade safe and enjoyable for all.


The parade route begins at Walnut and Mountain Ave, proceeds northwest to College Ave; south on the west side of College Ave to Magnolia St; east on Magnolia to Remington (1 block); north on Remington to Mountain Ave (the parking garage) where the parade will end.


Here is the FCRC flyer for the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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