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Spring Park 6K Tortoise & Hare

Congratulations to all 157 of our finishers at the Spring Park 6k today!
A special shout-out to winner Adele Tschirley, as well as top finishers Victoria & Chris Funk, Scott Slusher & Erin Kiefer. And many thanks to all those that came out to volunteer their time on a chilly morning.

Results and updated series standings are now available on the Results Page of the club website.

FCRC Members can check out the photo album from the race here.  Thanks to Danny Gulley for his photographic work, as well as all the volunteers that helped make the race happen!

Our next event will be the Fossil Creek 5k on the *second* Sunday of the New Year (1/13).

Resolution Run 5K

Join us New Years Eve for the Resolution Run 5K, a Fort Collins tradition since 1984, now brought to you by FCRC.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration is only $25, and club members receive $10 off with the code FCRC.

Join us as we run out the old year and run in the new.

Glow sticks, hot cocoa & sparking cider abound!
Get a head start on your New Years Resolution by enjoy a family-friendly, neighborhood streets 5K starting & finishing at Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC).

Kids, strollers, dogs & walkers welcome!

Finish in under 20:19 to earn a special prize!

The race is held after sunset – we’ll provide glow sticks by the bucket, and everyone is encouraged to show off their bright clothes and lights!

Entry fees include: unisex t-shirt, finisher momento, glow sticks, hot chocolate and a great time!

Course

The Resolution Run 5K course will be a scenic, flat & fast loop course through the Parkwood neighborhood.

Location & Parking

Edora Pool Ice Center (1801 Riverside Dr) will be our host venue, with parking in their facility lot.
All packet pickup will be on race day at EPIC.

Schedule

5:00-5:45p – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up at EPIC
6:00p – Race Start
7:00p – Awards, Prizes & Hot Cocoa at EPIC
Afterwards – go enjoy New Years Festivities!

Volunteer

Want to help out? Email or call Volunteer Race Director Brad Bishop, (303) 946-9320.

Turkey Donut Predict Run – 4th Annual! November 17

Just you wait, because this isn’t your ol’ run-of-the-mill 5k. Runners have to estimate their finishing time prior to the start; we don’t allow time keeping devices of any kind. The top 3 people that come closest to their estimate win. So just because you’re fast doesn’t mean you’ll win this one.

The race is FREE and a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Larimer County. All are welcome to participate in the run, but you have to donate to be eligible for the raffle (which is where the real action is 🙂  See our Facebook Event for constantly updated listing of donated prizes.

The 5k will start at 8:30am – Please come early to get registered. The course will start in Rolland Moore Park back by the Tennis Courts.

All who donate receive a ticket for our infamous raffle, where we have prize packs from many local businesses and restaurants, over a dozen race entries, and much more! Our biggest giveaway of the year!

Lamar’s has donated donuts and we will coffee to keep your tummies happy.

This is a free event so come join the community and test out your legs for the upcoming turkey day races.

A donation to the Food Bank of Larimer County will get you a raffle ticket for the goodies.

Here are the most needed Items for the Food Bank donations:
Peanut butter (non-hydrogenated oil)
Canned meat/fish (chicken, salmon, tuna)
Canned Fruit in Fruit Juice
Whole Grain, Low Sugar Cereal
Whole Grain Pasta
Brown Rice
Macaroni and Cheese

And of course cash $$$ helps the most. They have resources to buy products at much, much deeper discounts than any of us could buy. If you already have donation items, great! If you’re going to go out and buy some, consider just donating the money instead. The $5 you spend on a 2 jars of PB could be turned into 10 jars through the Food Banks sources.

Fall Run-Off #FCRCcleanup

With the end of our annual challenge yesterday, as a club, we totaled 1310.8 miles and 600 bags of trash collected (and there’s a quite a few more outside of the official totals).
 
Of the 53 natural areas in Fort Collins and Larimer County, we cleaned up 49 of them (most at least twice!), including every natural area within the Fort Collins city limits.
 
Two teams in particular stood out for their outstanding efforts. Congratulations to The Running Condors (Ana Velasquez, Fabiola Silva, Diego Manriquez, Gilberto Solano, Pablo Pinedo & Pilar Fuentealba) for taking home the overall win, and also highest total amount of trash collected. They received their gift certificates to Oregano’s Pizza at this morning’s Tortoise & Hare.
 
It was a close race with our returning champs, the Rubbish Rovers Repeat (Rebecca Sears, Joyce Nelson, Christina Ramin, Tom Ramin, Bernadette Kuhn, Tammi Glick), who ran the most miles and visited the most natural areas. Just like last year, we also awarded pizza to our top two teams in recognition of both of their amazing work. The lead changed hands multiple times over just this weekend, as both teams gave it their all to the very end!
 
A few things to look forward to:
 
Last year, we visited city streets. This year, natural areas. Next year…there’s a new set of destinations in mind. Stay tuned!
 
We’re working on a plan to make this a year-round challenge. Ideas include that any paid club member can, at any time, submit photo evidence to us that they cleared XX bags of trash around the city (either in one session or over multiple runs), and we’ll give them a $XX gift card to their favorite pizza place/local restaurant. Feedback appreciated!
 
On Friday, we had a great conversation with our City Natural Area Service Learning Coordinator, and there’s a very good chance we’ll have a plan for drop-off dumpsters next year.
 
Did you know FCRC has adopted a section of the Poudre Trail? We’ll have more info out soon, and hopefully a big club cleanup day in the Spring!

 

Rolland Moore Tortoise & Hare 4K Recap

A crisp autumn day greeted our runners for the 1st of 7 Tortoise ‘n Hare races of the year. Perfect running conditions for a our local 4K (2.4M) starting and finishing at Rolland Moore Park.

We had a total of 192 finishers. Our first six finishers were all joining us for their first Tortoise & Hare, and a podium of Brian Rimar, Scott Slusher and Katie Quatrano took the points wins by being the first non-first-time finishers. See the results and points standings here.

Following the race, we had our annual Fall Member Breakfast, where hundreds of bagels and gallons of orange juice disappeared in a flash.  New Board Members were introduced, our Fall Run-Off was kicked-off, word was spread of upcoming social events (Halloween Costume Run, Turkey/Donut Predict Run, Movie: Unruly Mystic-The John Muir Story, Trail Running Film Festival), and a drawing was done for a free entry to the upcoming Blue Sky Marathon.

We’d look forward to seeing everyone again next month (11/4) at the Spring Canyon Park 5k.