Category Archives: Running U

Reminder: Edora Park 8k T&H this Sunday

FCRC logoEdora Park 8K is this Sunday at 8 A.M. This is the next Tortoise & Hare race, and is also the next group run for RunningU. Parking and the start are near the baseball fields of Edora Park when entering from Stuart Street. (Map of Edora Park, 420 E. Stuart Street)

If you’re new to TnH races, it’s all about anyone having the same ability to win a race as any other! Since we handicap your start time, we need anyone that hasn’t run a TnH in the past 2 years to enter a predicted start time. You’ll be given a wave number (and time of day). Remember that time at the start and listen for your wave number!

If you’re already in the TnH database, don’t forget to look for your wave number and start time before race day.

A quick guide to wave numbers: For most, your wave number equates to your start time after 8am. Example: Wave 25 = 8:25:00am, Wave 25B = 8:25:30am
(Exceptions are those that start before 8am and after 9am, as these will appear as the same wave number right now. Please make note of this when looking up your number.)

One last remember: As the distances get longer, the spread of start times gets wider. Please show up in enough time to warm up and make it to the start, but not too early to sit around and get cold!

We could use a few good volunteers to help at the start and finish!
If you aren’t running, but have the time to volunteer, please contact us at

If you ever have a running related event that you want to promote or include in the weekly email, please let us know at

2016 is just around the corner! What is your resolution?

Run the Horsetooth Half Marathon in 2016! (bring a friend!)

Don’t forget to register for Running U by January 3, 2016 and train with the 126 participants that already registered! Participants will receive a technical shirt so we can identify each other as part of the training team! You will also be added to our listserve and can join our FCRC closed Facebook group (all FCRC members are welcome to

Here is a breakdown of participant experience:

Also register for the Horsetooth Half before prices go up on January 7, 2016. Email for your discount code.

Don’t want to join Running U? It’s OK, all members are welcome to join any of our Sunday Runs. Click here for the schedule.

Our first training run is this Sunday January 3 at 8am from Altitude Running. Stick around after the run and former FCRC president Connie will answer your questions about training for a half marathon.

After the Tortoise and Hare on January 10 we will have an opportunity to learn about the Horsetooth Half Marathon by race director Nick and get inspired to run by FCRC president Dan.

Saturday runs will continue through the half marathon training season!

See you soon!


RunningU to Kick Off January 3rd! Sign up now!

Time to start making your New Year’s Resolutions!

Check out the RunningU Kickoff Press Release on our website. This 15-week training program will help anyone from beginning runners to savvy veterans, get ready for the Horsetooth Half Marathon on April 17th. Sign-up today to receive all the benefits and communications related to this fun and engaging training program.

The first group run and program introduction will take place on Sunday, January 3rd @ 8am from Altitude Running. Come for a 3 mile run and to learn about RunningU, even if you aren’t sure you’ll be training for the HTH with RunningU.


Don’t forget to register for the Horsetooth Half Marathon before prices go up January 7th!

Reminder: April 12 is FCRC Member Breakfast; Start of Zero to 5K Program

On April 12, come to our spring membership breakfast at Club Tico in City Park, Fort Collins! At 8 A.M. we will have a 5-mile fun run for all members and a 1-mile run/walk for our new Zero to 5k training program!

RSVP using this Google Form.

Regarding the Zero to 5k training program, while April 12 will be the first run for it, subsequent ones will be held every Saturday at 8 A.M. starting April 19. More details later!

Running U: Sign up for Session #2!

running_uDo you want to run the Horsetooth Half or another spring half marathon? Train with the Fort Collins Running Club’s Running U!

Training will be designed to get brand new half marathoners ready for the Fort Collins Running Club’s Horsetooth Half Marathon (FCRC members receive $20 off registration when you register in person; details coming soon).

Running U will provide you with a weekly training schedule, weekend group runs, and access to mentors to answer your questions. This program will also have options for experienced runners to help improve their abilities. The training kicks off January 3 at Fort Collins Brewery!

Sign up for Session 2: Train for the Horsetooth Half Marathon today! (Please sign up even if you are in Session 1.)