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April 24: Member Breakfast & 5K RunningU Kickoff

Our next big club event is coming before you know it! Our spring member breakfast will take place on April 24 @ 8:00 AM from Club Tico. This will also serve as our RunningU Zero to 5K kickoff meeting (Register Here for RunningU).

Come for some food, celebrate your HTH finish with your new running buddies, and listen to some great advice! You may also walk away with some fun give-aways, including entries into this year’s Boulder Bolder! RSVP and invite your friends to the event on Facebook.

FCRC membership fees to increase March 1. Lock in current rates now!

Dear FCRC Members,

We have an important announcement to share with you regarding your membership.

The mission of the Fort Collins Running Club is to:

  • Provide an enjoyable, supportive & positive running atmosphere
  • Provide competitive and participatory events for runners of all abilities.
  • Provide a forum for educating the public about the benefits of running.

In the past couple of years, we have instituted a number of initiatives to align with this mission, including:

  • Free RunningU training programs to bring runners of all abilities together to train for their first (or next) Horsetooth Half Marathon or Firekracker 5K.
  • Partnered with local running stores and race organizers to offer countless discounts for races and all your running needs.
  • Constantly looking to improve the experience of our two signature races: Horsetooth Half Marathon and Firekracker 5K, and our free 7-race Tortoise & Hare series.
  • Offering an ever growing schedule of group runs, social events, clinics, and other running themed activities.
  • Launching an FCRC apparel store so our club members can be identified on the roads and at races across the region.

Because of all this, we have nearly tripled in size in just the past 18 months, and are about to break the 600 member barrier for the first time in club history! In order to continue to maintain a club of this size, and bring you the very best running experience right here in Northern Colorado, the Board of the Fort Collins Running Club has approved a membership dues increase to begin March 1, 2016. The new dues structure will be as follows:

  • Individual Membership: $25
  • Family Membership: $25 + $10 for each additional household member

We understand that the affordability of FCRC is one of the great benefits of the club and we definitely want to keep it that way. The race and store discounts alone still make it extremely easy for the club membership to pay for itself every year.

We also want to provide every current member the opportunity to pre-pay for another year or two under the current rate structure before rates go up on March 1. You can do so by going to our online Join/Renew Membership page and looking up your membership. You will then be given an opportunity to pay for membership in advance, and your expiration will be updated appropriately.

If you have any comments or questions regarding this decision, please email us at

Thank you for your continued support and participation in the Fort Collins Running Club. We’ll see you out on the roads and trails!

Happy Running!
FCRC Board of Directors

The FCRC Gear Store now online!

FCRC-Nike-JacketThis might not be quite in time to get those Christmas presents under the tree, but we are super excited to announce our online gear store!

You could still order those last second running related presents for those still on your list, or get a little New Years Resolution present for yourself to get ready for RunningU. Choose from t-shirts, sweatshirts, singlets, jackets, and hats!

More items will be added over time. We are partnering with Sport About on Elizabeth Street, so you can order online, and pick them up in store when they are ready. Check it out here: FCRC APPAREL STORE

Happy holidays!