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Free Horsetooth Half Marathon Training Program through the FCRC

Press Release
For Immediate Release: November 25, 2015

Need a New Year’s Resolution? Train for the Horsetooth Half Marathon – For Free!

Fort Collins, CO- Do you need a goal to get or keep you moving through the winter months? Do you want to conquer the oldest, most scenic and rewarding race in Fort Collins? Join the Fort Collins Running Club’s free Running U training program beginning January 3, 2016 and get ready to run the Horsetooth Half Marathon on April 17, 2016.

Whether you are a first time half marathoner or looking to improve your half marathon time, this free 14-week training program will help you achieve those goals. Join hundreds of runners of all abilities as they build up their miles, learn about running, and find new running partners. If you want to get started early, join the Fort Collins Running Club’s Tortoise & Hare 6k race on December 6, 2015 from Spring Park. All Tortoise and Hare races are free for Club members!

About Fort Collins Running Club: The mission of the Fort Collins Running Club is to promote running in Fort Collins and the surrounding communities by: providing an enjoyable, supportive, and positive atmosphere; providing competitive and participatory events for runners of all abilities; and providing a forum for educating the public about the benefits of running.

Membership is $20 per year for individuals and $10 for additional family members. All members receive $20 off their Horsetooth Half Marathon registration fees! In addition to free club races and training activities, members also enjoy discounts at local running stores and many club-sponsored races. Join this actively growing community of over 500 Fort Collins runners today!

About the Horsetooth Half Marathon: Now in its 43rd year, this scenic and challenging course is a Fort Collins classic. The Horsetooth Half Marathon runs from Hughes Stadium to the finish line party at New Belgium Brewery, tackling climbs such as “Monster Mountain,” “North Dam,” and Bingham Hill as it runs along the eastern shores of Horsetooth Reservoir, before connecting with the Poudre River recreational trail for the run into the finish.


Fort Collins Running Club
Katie Quatrano, Running U director

Horsetooth Half Marathon
Nick Clark, race director


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Oct. 3: FCRC “A” Trail Run, 3-5 miles

The A Trail in Fort Collins.
The A Trail in Fort Collins.
On Saturday, October 3rd, Fort Collins Running Club members will be running the “A” Trail in the foothills near Maxwell Natural Area. There will be informal groups of people running distances of 3-5 miles. This is a great way for members to give trail running a try!

All paces welcome. Come run your first trail in a fun environment. If going UP the A trail is too much, you can run the pine ridge loop across the street, or run up the road!

When: Sat Oct 3, 2015 8am – 9am Mountain Time
Where: Maxwell Natural Area, Fort Collins, CO 80521, United States (map)

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!

Rebound Runners Exercise Program in 2015

Rebound Sports & Physical Therapy, one of the sponsors of our Running U program, is once again putting on a Runners Exercise Clinic.

It is “an exercise class for runners that will focus on activating and strengthening the proper musculature in order to prevent injuries and improve running efficiency. Each week’s class will progress to higher level activities by focusing on a new element of running such as a proper warm-up, strengthening routine, and cool-down. This progressive course is structured and led by a skilled Physical Therapist who is also an avid runner.”

See the flyer below for more details!