CSU TRACK IS OUT, BUT DON’T FRET!
As of last week, the track at CSU has closed for renovations. Expansions and upgrades along with a complete replacement of the track are already underway. The track is scheduled to re-open October 31st, but where can you go to get your speed work in?
- Old Fort Collins High School track – located southeast of the Jack Christiansen track (Pitkin & Peterson) is a cinder track
- Poudre School Districk tracks – did you know community members can receive access to PSD tracks when the schools are not using them? There is an agreement you need to sign and a $20 fee to receive an access key. You can find out more information under “Community Use of Tracks and Tennis Courts” at the bottom of the link.
- Westfield Park – This quiet park is 1/2 mile around and an easy substitute for a track located on the southwest part of Fort Collins.
- City Park Cemetery – If you’re near Old Town, have you tried running at the cemetery? There are several loop options varying in distances. This one is a 1/3 mile and is best run in the early morning.
- Stewart Case Park – This 1/4 mile loop is on the east side of Fort Collins behind FCHS.
You don’t have to look very hard to find and easy substitute for a track. Find something close to your neighborhood and you’ll never have the excuse of having to go far for those speed workouts. And don’t forget, there’s the Tuesday Night Track group that meets every week. You can find up-to-date location and workouts on their Facebook page. With so many options, it’s easy to see why Fort Collins was named a Runner Friendly Community by the Road Runners Club of America.