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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!

 

Fall Run-Off – #FCRCcleanup

3rd Annual! Kicking off October 7th will be our Fall Run-Off, encouraging FCRC members to get out and explore new trails while running with new friends.

Sign Up Today!
Teams of up to 6. Individual sign-ups welcome. See link for more details.
You can add team members at any time during the month, up to the limit.

You’ll again earn points for picking up garbage throughout your run and together FCRC members will make Fort Collins SPARKLE. Can we beat last year’s record totals of 1564.4 miles and 684(!!!) bags of trash?

We’ll be awarding bonus points for visiting (and cleaning up) City Natural Areas and Larimer County Parks.

After kicking-off at the October Tortoise & Hare, the fun begins the next day and runs through Sat, Nov 2nd. Winning teams will be announced at our Nov TnH.

Runnovation 2018

Do you have a great idea that would improve/promote/inspire the running community in Fort Collins? Have you ever said “if I had the money I’d do this…”? Or “I wish_____”? Here’s your chance! Fort Collins Running Club is offering award money of up to $10,000 for club member projects that further the FCRC mission.

This will be the 2nd year FCRC awards a Runnovation Prize. We wanted to get the word out now so you can get your creative juices flowing. This year submissions will be accepted March 1-May 1. You can learn more about the Runnovation Prize and see submissions from last year on our website.

The FCRC board was able to hear an update from last year’s winner Yvonne Kullberg. We’re excited to hear the progress being made with Nerd Training Program. It’s sure to make the nerdiest of nerds excited and ready for the Kessel Run 5K next May.