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Fossil Creek 5K Tortoise & Hare

This Sunday is the 4th of 7 Tortoise ‘n Hare races of the year. Enjoy this local 5K (3.1M) starting and finishing at Fossil Creek Park (5821 S. Lemay, Fort Collins, CO, 80525).

Reminder: There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Registration closes on Saturday, 1/12/19 at 12pm (noon), no exceptions.

Remember (or in case you missed it), we have a new registration process that requires only one step. Translation…simple as anything! Just follow the super easy directions on the FCRC website and you’ll be set.

Registration is free for club members, $10 for non-members.
Joining the club gets you entry to all 7 of the TnH races each year (and numerous other benefits!) Not yet a club member? Join today!

As always, please no dogs on this run due to narrow trails with two-way traffic.

See the latest updates in the Facebook Event.

  1. On race day, arrive 30 minutes prior to your allotted start time.
  2. Report to the check-in table to receive your race number and safety pins. Please secure your number someplace easily visible by our volunteers. Race number is required to start the race.
  3. As volunteers announce the waves, please line up in your wave.
  4. As you cross the finish line, please stay in order in the finish chute. Tear off tag on race number and hand to volunteer.

RunningU 2019 Kick-Off

Thanks to all who joined us for the kick-off of the 2019 RunningU Horsetooth Half Marathon training program!

We enjoyed 4-6mi on the Poudre Trail, followed by New Belgium drink specials, snacks (donuts, fruit, cocoa, coffee), sponsor giveaways and a training presentation from our friends at Colorado In Motion.

Group runs happen each Sunday, with much more information, runs, newsletters & more available for RunningU participants. See the full training schedule.

View the full photo album from this morning’s run.

Horsetooth Half Price Bump Jan 3

Be a part of Fort Collins’ largest locally-owned and produced race!  What started as a bet between friends in its 46 year as an annual tradition with 2000 of your closest friends.

Make sure to register soon, as prices increase on January 3.

Remember: the 2019 Horsetooth Half Training Program will officially kick off January 6 with a 4-5mi run on the Poudre Trail from New Belgium Brewing followed by drink specials, snacks and a training presentation from Colorado In Motion. Please register for this free program HERE

Horsetooth Half Training Program – RunningU

Join the FCRC for the 2019 Horsetooth Half Training Program


We’re excited to start training and cranking out the miles in preparation for the 46th running of the Horsetooth Half Marathon. Race day is April 14 and training kicks off January 6 with a 3-5 mile group run from New Belgium Brewing.

As in previous years, we’ll be offering:

  • Training plans for both the beginner and intermediate levels.
  • Group runs every Sunday from The Rio, New Belgium and race start, with post-run snacks and drink specials after the Rio & NBB runs.
  • Mentor support via email and/or private RunningU facebook page.
  • Weekly email training tips and updates.
  • Weekday meet-ups.
  • Monthly Tortoise & Hare training races.
  • Dynamic warm-ups before the New Belgium runs.

New this year:

  • Six training presentations from Associates in Family Medicine, Colorado in Motion, Raintree Athletic Club, and more.
  • Midweek Horsetooth-focused group workouts with the ‘Tuesday Night Track’ group (open to, and welcoming of, all abilities).
  • Technical Running U training hats & T-shirts. Just $5 for each. Hats on a first come-first serve basis, tees for registered runners.
  • Mid-week informational presentations in collaboration with race partners.
  • Additional community initiatives TBD based on your input (see registration form).

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).