FCRC Saturday Run – All Welcome to Join (Varying Paces)

FCRC is hosting weekly Saturday runs starting at 8:30am, meeting time at 8:15am. These runs will start at different locations each week and once a month the run will be a New Member Run. Below please find the upcoming schedule.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (through mid-May)

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Saturday, April 30, 2022, 8:30am (meet at 8:15am)
 

Poudre Trail Run 

Location: Starbucks 172 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 (College and Walnut)

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run: Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option
Route: Start and finish at Starbucks. Head north on College and turn right on the Poudre Trail. Run out and back for 3 or 6 miles or longer. We will run in pace and distance groups.
After the run (optional): Coffee at Starbucks or Coffee and/or breakfast at Butterfly Café one block west on Laporte Ave.
 

Saturday, May 7th, 2022, 8:30am (meet at 8:15am) – NEW MEMBER RUN

Twin Drive-in Trail Run

Location: Park and leave from the Twin Drive-in (2206 S Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO 80526)
Leader: Derek Godfrey
About the Run: Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option.
Route: From the Twin Drive-in lot (in front of the west screen), head east on Dixon Canyon Rd to Maxwell Natural Area then take the trail for 1.25 miles or 2.75 miles then return. For a longer run, continue down the trail or do a loop around
Dixon Reservoir.
After the run (optional): Coffee and/or breakfast at “Cups Community Coffee” – Dine In, Patio. 1033 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 8:30am (meet at 8:15am) 

Fire Station Spring Creek Trail Run

Location: Parking lot beside Fire Station 3 (2000 Mathews St, Fort Collins, CO 80525)
Leader: Derek Godfrey
About the Run: Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option.
Route: From the parking lot beside the fire station, head east on Spring Creek Trail for 1.5 miles or 3 miles then return. For a longer run, continue down the trail.
After the run (optional): Coffee and/or breakfast at Whole Foods coffee bar and eating area walking distance from the start of the run. 2201 S College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80525

Saturday, May 21st, 2022, 8:30am (meet at 8:15am) 

Canal Access Trail Run

Location: Starbucks (middle of the parking lot) 1850 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Leader: Derek Godfrey
About the Run: Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option (or more). Run along the Canal Access Rd. on the south side of the canal.
Route: From the parking lot, go behind King Soopers and enter the trail. Turn right (heading east) on the canal trail. At 1.5 miles the tail is halfway down Lindenmeir Lake (on the right side) and 3.0 mile at N Timberline Rd. For a longer run,
continue down the trail.
After the run (optional): Coffee and / or breakfast. There are several options in the shopping mall. Starbucks, Firehouse Subs, Pobre Panchos (Mexican) and (Elevated Sandwiches) South across E Willox Ln.

PAST RUNS:

Date: January 8, 2022, 8:15am

Name: Spring Park Run (FCRC New Member Run)

Location: 2000 Mathews St, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Meet at Spring Park parking lot next to the fire station just east of College Avenue

Run: 3 and 6 mile options, out and back east along the Spring Creek trail.  Breakfast / Coffee location TBD

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Date: January 15, 2022, 8:15am

Name: Nature Area Loop Run

Location:  Jessup Farm 1933 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Run: 3 and 6 mile options, loop through nature reserve. Breakfast/Coffee  at Bindle Coffee

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Date: January 22, 2022, 8:15am

Name: Poudre Trail Run

Location: 1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Run: Head down Lincoln to the trail, head south 3 and 6 mile options, Breakfast/Coffee at Back Porch Cafe

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022

Time: 8:15 am

Canal Access Trail Run: 

Location: Starbucks (middle of the parking lot) 1850 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option (or more).  Run along the Canal Access Rd. on the south side of the canal.

Route: From the parking lot, go behind King Soopers and enter the trail. Turn right (heading east) on the canal trail.  At 1.5 miles the tail is halfway down Lindenmeir Lake (on the right side) and 3.0 mile at N Timberline Rd. For a longer run, continue down the trail.

After the run (optional):  Coffee and / or breakfast.  There are several options in the shopping mall.  Starbucks, Firehouse Subs, Pobre Panchos (Mexican) and (Elevated Sandwiches) South across E Willox Ln. 

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Date: Saturday February 5, 2022

Time: 8:15 am

South Power Trail Run:  FCRC New Members run and all runners welcome to join us.

Location: Parking lot in front of Starbucks 2601 S Lemay Ave Fort Collins, CO 80525

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option. 

Route: From the parking lot, head east on E Drake for 0.8 miles then turn right on the power trail and head south.  At 1.7 miles the tail crosses E Horsetooth and 3.0 mile just after crossing E Harmony.  For a longer run, continue down the trail.

After the run (optional):  Coffee and / or breakfast at Rise beside Starbucks in the same mall.

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Date: Saturday February 12, 2022

Time: 8:15 am

Ross Natural Area Spring Trail Run: 

Location: Summitview Church North Parking (across the street from the church at W Drake & Dunbar Ave) 1600-1672 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile options. 

Route: From the parking lot, enter the Spring Creek Trail heading south.  At 1.7 miles “Mountain Bike Skills park) is on the left and pond on your right and 3.0 mile just after crossing W County Rd 38E (Spring Creek turns into Fossil Creek trail).  For a longer run, continue down the trail.

After the run (optional):  Coffee and / or breakfast at Gibs Authentic New York Style Bagels. Mall at Drake & Shields, just down the street (east on Drake) from the church parking lot.  2531 S. Shields St. #2E, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Date: Saturday February 19, 2022

Time: 8:15 am

 Fire Station Spring Creek Trail Run:  ALL runners welcome to join us (varying paces)

Location: Parking lot beside Fire Station 3 (2000 Mathews St, Fort Collins, CO 80525)

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option

Route: From the parking lot beside the fire station, head east on Spring Creek Trail for 1.5 miles or 3 miles then return.  For a longer run, continue down the trail.

After the run (optional):  Coffee and / or breakfast at Whole Foods coffee bar and eating area walking distance from the start of the run. 2201 S College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80525

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Date: Saturday February 26, 2022

Time: 8:15 am

Jessup Farm / CSU Environmental Trail Run: ALL runners welcome to join us (varying paces)

Location: Parking lot beside Bindle Coffee @ Jessup Farm (1933 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525)

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Out and back with a nature loop. 4 miles with option to add miles.

Route: Map provided: Start at Jessup Farm parking lot “Bindle Coffee”.  Pick up the trail out of the parking lot (east) and follows the trail between the houses and the railroad tracks.  At the first pond 1.17 miles (right hand side), take a left over the railway tracks (see water treatment plant left) to the entrance of the CSU Environmental Leaner Center.   Take the Wilcox trail loop and then head back the same way to Jessup Farm. Total distance is 4 miles.  Option to add miles by heading further east on the main trail parallel to train tracks.

After the run (optional):  Coffee and / or breakfast at Bindle Coffee and meet at the firepit

Date: Saturday, March 5th
 
Time: 8:30 am (meet at 8:15 am)
 
Poudre Trail Run Downtown: FCRC New Members run, and ALL runners welcome to join us
 
Location: Starbucks 172 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 (College and Walnut)
 
Leader: Derek Godfrey
 
About the Run: Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option
 
Route: Start and finish at Starbucks. Head north on College and turn right on the Poudre Trail. Run out and back for 3 or 6 miles (or longer). We will run in pace and distance groups.
 
After the run (optional): Coffee at Starbucks or coffee or breakfast at Butterfly Café one block west on Laporte Ave.
 

Saturday March 12, 2022, 8:30 am (meet at 8:15 am)

Mason Trail Run @ Peace, Love and Little Donuts: FCRC Saturday Run, all runners welcome to join

Location: Peace, Love and Little Donuts 632 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option

Route: Start and finish at Peace, Love and Little Donuts.  Head west on W Laurel for one block and turn left on Mason St. for one block.  Pick up the start of the Mason trail.  Run out and back for 3 or 6 miles or longer.  We will run in pace and distance groups. 

After the run (optional):  Donuts and Coffee at Peace, Love and Little Donuts

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Saturday March 19, 2022, 8:30 am (meet at 8:15 am)

West Poudre Trail Run @ Me Oh My Pie: FCRC Saturday Run, all runners welcome to join us

Location: Me Oh My Pie 3310 W County Rd 54G, Laporte, CO 80535

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option. 

Route: Start and finish at Me Oh My Pie Café.  Head west on the sidewalk of US 287 for two blocks. Pick up the Poudre trail in front of the Poudre middle school. Head west on the Poudre trail.  Out and back for 3 or 6 miles or longer. We will run in pace and distance groups.

After the run (optional):  Coffee and or breakfast at Me Oh My Pie

Saturday March  26, 2022, 8:30 am (meet at 8:15 am)

Spring Trail Run @ LaMar’s Donuts:  FCRC Saturday Run, all runners welcome to join us

Location: LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee 1101 W Drake Rd #1, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile options. 

Route: From LaMar’s Donuts, cross “W Drake”.  Head west ONE BLOCK on W Drake to the North parking lot of Summitview Church.  In the parking lot, enter the Spring Creek Trail heading south.  At 1.7 miles “Mountain Bike Skills park) is on the left and pond on your right and 3.0 mile just after crossing W County Rd 38E (Spring Creek turns into Fossil Creek trail).  For a longer run, continue down the trail.

After the run (optional):  Coffee and Donuts at LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee.  Other options Gibs Authentic New York Style Bagels across the street from LaMar’s.

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NEW MEMBER RUN

Saturday, April 2, 8:30 am (meet at 8:15 am)

(New) Tour de Fort Collins Run:  FCRC New Members Run, and ALL runners welcome to join us

Start Location: Avery House 328 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Group lead run with route and landmark map. 3- and 6-mile option.

Route: We will start in downtown Fort Collins at a historic landmark and run to five other historic landmarks returning to the start location. A run map with information on each historic landmark will be provided. The run leader will lead the group and narrate the landmarks.

After the run (optional):  Coffee and / or breakfast at Snooze AM Eatery or Mountain Café on the same street.

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 8:30 am (meet at 8:15 am)

Fire Station Spring Creek Trail Run

Location: Parking lot beside Fire Station 3 (2000 Mathews St, Fort Collins, CO 80525)

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run: Out and back with a 3- and 6-mile option

Route: From the parking lot beside the fire station, head east on Spring Creek Trail for 1.5 miles or 3 miles then return. For a longer run, continue down the trail.

After the run (optional): Coffee and/or breakfast at Whole Foods coffee bar and eating area walking distance from the start of the run. 

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Saturday, April 16, 2022, 8:30 am (meet at 8:15 am)

Rigden Reservoir Run

Location: Harmony Park & Ride (North West Corner of the Parking Lot),  I-25 & Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO — NW Corner

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run:  Out and back with a 4- and 6-mile option. 

Route: From the parking lot, head north along the trail through the Arapaho Bend Natural Area to the Rigden Reservoir. Once around the reservoir will give you 3.8 miles total, twice around the reservoir will get you 5.8 miles total. Head back
the same way you came to the Harmony Park & Ride lot.

After the run (optional):  Coffee and/or breakfast at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Harmony

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8:30 am (meet at 8:15 am)

Jessup Farm / CSU Environmental Trail Run

Location: Parking lot beside Bindle Coffee @ Jessup Farm (1933 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525)

Leader: Derek Godfrey

About the Run: Out and back with a nature loop. 4 miles with option to add miles

Route: Map provided: Start at Jessup Farm parking lot “Bindle Coffee”.  Pick up the trail out of the parking lot (east) and follows the trail between the houses and the railroad tracks.  At the first pond 1.17 miles (right hand side), take a left over the railway tracks (see water treatment plant left) to the entrance of the CSU Environmental Leaner Center.  Take the Wilcox trail loop and then head back the same way to Jessup Farm. Total distance is 4 miles.  Option to add miles by heading further east on the main trail parallel to train tracks.

After the run (optional): Coffee and/or breakfast at Bindle Coffee and meet at the firepit.

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