Category Archives: Tortoise & Hare Races

More info on our T&H races, including how it works and current series standings, can be found on our Tortoise & Hare page.

Next T&H – Edora Park

This Sunday is the 5th of 7 Tortoise & Hare races of the year. This one is 8K (essentially 5 miles) starting and finishing at Edora Park

All you need to do to sign up is visit the FCRC website. Reminder: There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Registration closes on Saturday, 2/2/19 at 12pm (noon), no exceptions.

And, if you registered and cannot make it, it would be wonderful if you can UN register. It’s very easy to do.

  1. Go back to the registration page
  2. Enter your name
  3. Click on the link that says :

If you cannot make it to the race, you can unregister (optional).

Registration is free for club members, $10 for non-members.
Joining the club gets you entry to all seven of the T&H races each year (and numerous other benefits!) Not yet a club member? Join today!

As always, please no dogs on this run due to narrow trails with two-way traffic.

See the latest updates in the Facebook Event.

  1. On race day, arrive 30 minutes prior to your allotted start time.
  2. Report to the check-in table to receive your race number and safety pins. Please secure your number someplace easily visible by our volunteers. Race number is required to start the race.
  3. As volunteers announce the waves, please line up in your wave.
  4. As you cross the finish line, please stay in order in the finish chute. Tear off tag on race number and hand to volunteer.

Fossil Creek T&H Recap

Thanks to all those who came out last week to the Fossil Creek Tortoise & Hare last Sunday. We had a record turnout of 254 runners. That is officially a T&H record by over 50 participants. And what an incredible morning for it — blue sky, bright sun, and nice crisp temps. There was a large number of new runners to the race, which is great. We hope you enjoyed it!

Results can be found on the website.
Race Photos, thanks to Justin Reed of Aspen Ridge Photography.

Congratulations to overall winner, and first timer Carly Callan. And congratulations also to Donald Coleman who – despite finishing 17th overall – was our top points scorer as the first finisher with a previous T&H time.

Once again, the surge of runners around the scratch handicap caused something of a backup at the finish line. We apologize for that.

We also tested our new timing system. Fifty runners were selected to use chips and all of them worked successfully. Plan to see T&H adopting a timing system in the coming races for all runners. Sooner rather than later we’ll be fully chip timed and 100% chute-less. That will be a win for everyone.

Registration for the next T&H is already open. This one will be on Sunday, 2/3 at Edora Park.

Edora Park 8K (5 miles)

[Course map] Runners start in the Edora Park parking lot near the baseball fields—enter from the Stuart Avenue entrance. Head east on the Spring Creek Trail, running under Riverside Avenue, Timberline Road and Prospect Road via the tunnels. Make a right on the Poudre Trail and pass back under Prospect and make left on Sharp Point Drive. Run alongside the Prospect Ponds Natural Area to the turnaround beyond Midpoint Drive. Runners then retrace their steps back to the Edora Park finish.

Registration closes at 12pm (noon) on Saturday, 2/2.

We’re also looking for volunteers. Click here to sign up. We love your help!

See you in a few weeks.

Spring Park 6K Tortoise & Hare

Congratulations to all 157 of our finishers at the Spring Park 6k today!
A special shout-out to winner Adele Tschirley, as well as top finishers Victoria & Chris Funk, Scott Slusher & Erin Kiefer. And many thanks to all those that came out to volunteer their time on a chilly morning.

Results and updated series standings are now available on the Results Page of the club website.

FCRC Members can check out the photo album from the race here.  Thanks to Danny Gulley for his photographic work, as well as all the volunteers that helped make the race happen!

Our next event will be the Fossil Creek 5k on the *second* Sunday of the New Year (1/13).

Rolland Moore Tortoise & Hare 4K Recap

A crisp autumn day greeted our runners for the 1st of 7 Tortoise ‘n Hare races of the year. Perfect running conditions for a our local 4K (2.4M) starting and finishing at Rolland Moore Park.

We had a total of 192 finishers. Our first six finishers were all joining us for their first Tortoise & Hare, and a podium of Brian Rimar, Scott Slusher and Katie Quatrano took the points wins by being the first non-first-time finishers. See the results and points standings here.

Following the race, we had our annual Fall Member Breakfast, where hundreds of bagels and gallons of orange juice disappeared in a flash.  New Board Members were introduced, our Fall Run-Off was kicked-off, word was spread of upcoming social events (Halloween Costume Run, Turkey/Donut Predict Run, Movie: Unruly Mystic-The John Muir Story, Trail Running Film Festival), and a drawing was done for a free entry to the upcoming Blue Sky Marathon.

We’d look forward to seeing everyone again next month (11/4) at the Spring Canyon Park 5k.

Tortoise & Hare Sign Up

It’s almost October which means it’s the start of our Tortoise & Hare race series!

The Tortoise & Hare is a low-key “handicap” series of seven races that are run monthly from October to April, typically on the first or second Sunday of the month. Computer-predicted times allow runners of all levels to compete equally. Runners start at staggered intervals with faster runners (Hares) trying to catch slower runners (Tortoises).

Races are free for FCRC members and only $10 for non-members. All participants must register online as there is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.  It’s just too crazy and we must start waves on time.

Registration closes at noon on October 6th.

SIGN UP – ROLLAND MOORE PARK 4K

Pay special attention to the registration directions. Since the set up for this race is unique it takes an extra step of looking up your wave number.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER