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Fort Collins Running Club Fall Run Off 2017

Collect litter around the trails, sidewalks & streets in Fort Collins from Oct 1-31. Earn points for miles, bags of trash, & covering unique segments.

Learn All About It & Sign Up Today!

  • Grab a Trash Bag & Run some Miles
    • Collect litter around the trails, sidewalks & streets in Fort Collins. From October 1-31, earn points for number of miles, number of bags of trash, and covering unique segments.
  • Create or Join a Team 
    • Up to 6 members per team. Yes, you can go solo.
    • All registered team members will receive an email with a map and instructions for submitting your efforts, as well as weekly updates. Good luck!
  • Snap a Photo
    • #FCRCcleanup & #FortCollinsRunningClub
  • Report your Miles and your Trash
    • Each Mile Covered = 1pt
    • Each Bag of Trash Collected = 10pts (standard grocery bag)
    • Each Official Segment Covered = 2pts
    • First to cover an Official Segment = 5pts
    • Only team to cover an Official Segment = 10pts
    • Check the Map for Official Segments and see FCRC’s collective progress
    • You can submit miles that didn’t have trash collected
    • You can submit miles or trash not collected on Official Segments
    • Timely submissions are appreciated! Points for being the first team to complete an Official Segment will be given to the first team to submit that route.
  • Check the Leaderboard
  • Win a Pizza Party!
    • Winning team will be recognized at the November Tortoise & Hare Race (Spring Canyon 5K – Nov 5) and receive a pizza party at a Fort Collins location of their choice! All participants will be in a drawing for some FCRC merchandise.

Download the #FCRCcleanup official flyer (pdf)

Sunday, April 30: FCRC Member Breakfast

April 30th is our annual member breakfast and launch of our second session of Running U, Zero to 5K program. Meet at Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 N Meldrum Street at 8 AM. We’ll have a run planned and a pancake breakfast to follow. Hope to see you there!

In our second session of Running U, we take runners looking to run their first 5K or just getting back into running and get them race day ready. Our 10-week training plan gradually increases running time and gets runners ready for the Firekracker 5K on July 4th.

  • Mentor lead group runs each week.
  • Informational talks to answer all of your running questions.
  • Beginner & Intermediate training plans.
  • $5 FCRC Buffs

Our intermediate training plan if for anyone already running, but looking to improve their 5k time, plus you get all the benefits of Running U! So even if you’re signed up for Running U’s HTH session, you’ll need to re-register.

Movie Night with FCRC

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and best known road racing event. There is a new movie coming out called Boston: The Documentary that chronicles the story of this iconic race.  It will be shown in theaters nation wide for one night only and the Cinemark on Timberline and Harmony will showing it on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30 pm.

The FCRC board thought it would be fun to get everyone together and see it. Tickets for the general public are $14, but FCRC members can buy tickets for $5 and the club will cover the rest. Tickets can be purchased through PayPal and must be paid for by March 25th. Members are also welcome to purchase tickets for non-members for $12 each.

Cathy Morgan – A Friend To Everyone

Our beloved longtime FCRC member, board member and volunteer passed away January 20, 2017 after her battle with lung and brain cancer. Cathy Morgan was a powerful impact for good in the Fort Collins running community. She was a friend to everyone and did not know a stranger. We will miss her bright personality.

Cathy was active throughout her life engaging in scuba diving, cycling, hiking and skiing, but it wasn’t until spring of 2005 that Cathy started running. Longtime friend, Libby James remembers that “Morgan had an amazing set of lungs… She was an animal on the uphills.” Cathy won numerous age group awards locally including the Bolder Boulder. The Tokyo Marathon was her first and only marathon in 2012. Afterwards she said “That wasn’t any harder that doing a half”. She loved running for the sociability and the way it made her feel.

Fort Collins Running Club was fortunate to have Cathy serve on the board as Treasurer for many years. Serving on the board was her way of doing her part for the sport she loved. Her devotion to the community was abundant. Along with serving on the FCRC board, Cathy volunteered for Legacy Land Trust, Nordic Ranger Trail Crew, The Humane Society, Animal House, and briefly with Larimer Animal People Partnership, and election clerk.

In memory of Cathy Morgan, Fort Collins Running Club has created a traveling award. The “Morgan” Award will be given to a FCRC member annually to a person who shoes the highest level of volunteerism to the running community. At the end of each year beginning with 2017 a committee will vote on the recipient of this award.

Cathy Ann Morgan Obituary

Cathy Morgan: ‘Help out’ is her middle name” James, Libby Fossil Creek Current, January 2007.

Meet Katie Hardy, FCRC’s New Administrative Coordinator!

katie-hardyDue to the rapid growth of the Fort Collins Running Club, the FCRC has hired its very first Administrative Coordinator! Please welcome Katie Hardy, who was selected from three dozen applicants.

Below is a short bio.

Hello FCRC! I like so many others started running to stay in shape. I’ve been running since junior high and love that no matter where I go, my running shoes are always close by. I graduated form University of Utah with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science with emphasis in Fitness Leadership. I am inspired when people adopt active lifestyles and see the positive changes in their lives. I’ve worked in Run Specialty for 6 years and can’t get enough of working with runners. My favorite part of running is that it never gets easy and the discipline it takes to train for races and push yourself.