Category Archives: Non-FCRC Races

Beat Beethoven 5k offers $5 discount to FCRC members

The Beat Beethoven 5k race on March 29th has kindly offered a $5 discount to FCRC members! We will be e-mailing FCRC members the discount code soon so look for it in our next (February 2) e-mail newsletter!

Here’s a description of the event:

The Annual Beat Beethoven 5k will be held on March 29, 2015 at 9:00am in downtown Fort Collins. The run will begin with Maestro Wes Kenney’s baton launching the opening notes of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony at the race starting line. The goal is to complete the course before the music ends and therefore “beat” Beethoven (approximately 33 minutes). We welcome all ages and abilities of runners, walkers and music lovers. Proceeds benefit the Fort Collins Symphony’s youth education and community engagement programs.

See more information at the official website.

January 24: Sweaty Sweater 5k & Polar Bear Plunge

2014 Front Range FreezeGreen Events is offering Fort Collins Running Club members a discount for the Sweaty Sweater 5k & Polar Bear Plunge on January 24!

The discount schedule is as follows:

  • Jan 5- 10th – FCRC members save $10 on registration for any event.
  • Jan 11th-23th – FCRC members save $5 on registration.

Look in your inbox for an upcoming e-mail from the FCRC for the discount code. Then use the discount code by registering online.

Event Information: Sweaty Sweater 5k & Polar Bear Plunge
Date:Saturday, January 24th
Location: Horsetooth Reservoir – South Bay Swim Beach. Park Entrance Fee is included in your registration

Participants can register for one or the other or both events.

10:00 am – Sweaty Sweater 5k Run/Walk
Let’s Get Sweaty! Walk, Jog, Run or Race wearing your most hideous or favorite ugly sweater. All participants receive a long sleeve technical shirt. Race course mix of pavement & dirt road out and back all within the park. Overall and age group awards. Prizes for ugliest sweaters. Dogs welcome (on leash)

12:00 pm – Polar Bear Plunge
Join the Polar Bear Club & take the plunge into Horsetooth Reservoir! All participants receive a custom pair of wool socks. Prizes for best costumes.

Enjoy food and beverages at the pavilion after the 5k and during the Polar Plunge. Odell’s Beer Garden & mimosas (21+ w/ID), Pizza Casbah, hot drinks and yummy food!

For more information visit

Also, you can read my write-up of last year’s Front Range Freeze here.

Good Deal: St. Patrick’s Day 5K just $12 on Amazon Local

Right now there is a great deal on Amazon Local for the Sharin’ O’ The Green St. Patrick’s Day 5K from Partners Mentoring Youth. Details:

  • $12 ($25 value) for entry for one
  • $24 ($50 value) for entry for two
  • Event is March 14, 2015
  • Includes a post-race adult beverage courtesy of Odell Brewing Company
  • Proceeds benefit youth mentoring programs

This deal is offered until January 1, 2015. You can purchase the deal on this Amazon Local page.

Pelican Lakes 5k offers $5 discount to FCRC members

pelican_lakes_5k13Do you know what you are going to do on Thanksgiving Day aside from gobbling turkey? Here’s one option: run the Pelican Lakes 5k in Windsor!

The Fort Collins Running Club is sponsoring the Pelican Lake Turkey Trot on November 27. This race sponsors Athletes in Tandem. They have provided us a $5 off registration code. (FYI it looks like November 15 is the last day to guarantee a shirt).

If you are an FCRC member, this e-mail code should have been e-mailed to you along with instructions on how to use it on Wednesday, November 13 at approximately 7:10 A.M. If you didn’t receive it, you can e-mail us.

NOTE: The Fort Collins Running Club sponsors local groups and events with a running focus. If you or someone you know would be interested, please let them know! We are always accepting applications for funding and we see this support as a core part of our mission.

Anyone running the NYC Marathon?

People who are running the New York City Marathon on November 2, 2014 might be interested in the message below.

runscribe0814-002Basically, John Litschert, one of the co-founders of the local company runScribe, is offering to equip runners with runScribe pods for running form analysis after the race. These shoe-mounted pods presumably would be offered for free, although I’m not sure if they would have to be returned.

You can read an article I wrote about runScribe on my personal blog for more information about the device.

Hope you are having a good fall! I have a quick question for you. Do you happen to know of any local runners participating in the NYC marathon next weekend? The main sponsors (TSC-not sure what that stands for) have given us permission to put runScribes on roughly 100 participants of the race. We are reaching out to find interested participants.

I know it’s a bit short notice but thought I would check with you as you seem to have a good handle on the local running community.

John Litschert