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A Thank You from the RRCA

Not too many people know this but the Fort Collins Running Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America, a 501(C)(3) noprofit oganization. The RRCA has over 2,300 member clubs and represents over 250,000 running club members. It provides insurance for our events.

The RRCA wanted to thank our club for being a member. Below is their thank you note for those who are interested.

Dear RRCA Members,

With Thanksgiving approaching, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your membership in the RRCA, and more importantly, your dedicated service to the running community.

Running as a sport, and the best form of physical activity, continues to grow in participation because of the efforts of our members around the United States. Running also continues to be one the of the leading forces for engaging donors to financially support charities and their mission driven work. Our members are raising millions and millions of dollars annually to benefit local, regional, national, and global nonprofits.

The RRCA has seen continued growth for our member clubs, events, and running event participation nationwide in 2014. Our valued members continue to be the driving force of the growth in our sport. Keep up the great work!

Your efforts truly define why WE RUN THE NATION! We look forward to your continued support and your membership in 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Jean Knaack
Executive Director

Click here for the current RRCA newsletter.

Safety Alert, continued

Again, not to be alarmist, but the serial assaulter that has been terrorizing Fort Collinsers for the last couple months is still on the loose, and on Friday attacked a 7th and 8th jogger. These incidences occurred west of CSU and, shortly afterward, near City Park.

Runners are advised to:

  • Run with others, if possible.
  • Carry a cell phone with you at all times.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.

serial_assaulter1014Below is more information about the suspect.

  • He is about 5’8″ tall.
  • He has been described as Hispanic with a medium or heavy build.
  • His hair is very short and may have a mustache and a soul patch. See drawing.
  • He may be driving an older model, 4-door SUV. It has been described variously in police reports as being white, or possibly having wood paneling, or possibly being two-tone in color with white being one as the colors.
  • He has attacked runners in the vicinity of Drake/Shields/Stuart/Taft Hill, near W. Elizabeth St. west of CSU, and near City Park. He also attacked a cyclist north of Fort Collins on Highway 1 in an SUV.
  • So far he has attacked women only.
  • Seems like most of the attacks have been occurring after 7 P.M. The latest ones occurred between 10-10:30 P.M.

Being alert while out and about is probably the best thing you can do. This guy must be stopped!

Safety alert

Hi everyone,

The Fort Collins Running Club wants to make sure you are all being safe on your runs. Please read below the Sheriff’s Press Release.

Contact: Larimer County Sheriff’s Office—David Moore, Public Information Officer
Public Information Office: 970-980-2501
Subject: 7th Woman Attacked
Date: 10/9/14

serial_assaulter1014During the evening of Wednesday, October 8, 2014 a woman was physically assaulted while riding her bicycle along the Highway 1 corridor just north of Fort Collins. The suspect was unknown to the woman; however, she was able to describe him as a Hispanic male in his 30s, with a stocky to muscular build, a shaved head or very short hair, and a moustache and soul patch. The man fled in an older white or light colored SUV with faded wood grain paneling, or two-tone paint on the sides.

Due to similarities in the cases, Sheriff’s Office investigators believe this incident is related to 6 previous assaults on women in the Fort Collins area over the past 6 weeks. In each case the woman was alone outside and the attack took place in the evening hours between 7:00 p.m. and midnight. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office investigators and Fort Collins Police Services detectives are sharing their information about the cases and coordinating resources to address this public safety concern.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens that they can increase their safety by never travelling alone and by being aware of their surroundings. Anyone who recognizes the individual in the attached composite drawing or has any information regarding any of these incidents is encouraged to call Investigator Ben Hess at 970-498-5173, or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.