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Fall Run-Off – #FCRCcleanup

3rd Annual! Kicking off October 7th will be our Fall Run-Off, encouraging FCRC members to get out and explore new trails while running with new friends.

Sign Up Today!
Teams of up to 6. Individual sign-ups welcome. See link for more details.
You can add team members at any time during the month, up to the limit.

You’ll again earn points for picking up garbage throughout your run and together FCRC members will make Fort Collins SPARKLE. Can we beat last year’s record totals of 1564.4 miles and 684(!!!) bags of trash?

We’ll be awarding bonus points for visiting (and cleaning up) City Natural Areas and Larimer County Parks.

After kicking-off at the October Tortoise & Hare, the fun begins the next day and runs through Sat, Nov 2nd. Winning teams will be announced at our Nov TnH.

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

Running in the Heat of Summer

Has the summer heat derailed your running goals? Good news, the forecast shows a break from the high 90’s we’ve been having for the past several weeks. Still, learning to embrace the heat rather than hiding on the basement sofa will help you keep running when the high temps return. Here are some tips to practice when the mercury rises:

Run by effort not by pace – Instead of strictly following pace targets that you might normally follow, try running by how you feel rather than distance or pace.

Don’t wear dark colors or cotton – Gear matters in extreme conditions so dress appropriately. Look for synthetic fabrics like polyester or wool to keep you dry and cool.

Start your run hydrated (and keep hydrating). It’s important to hydrate well before, during and after your run. Unless you’re running more than 60 minutes, you probably don’t need to take any water with you, but learn what works for you.

Get off the roads – Asphalt and concrete absorb heat and radiate it back onto your poor, wilting body. The summer months are a good time to explore the amazing trails all over northern Colorado.

With all the whining we do about summer training, it actually makes you a better runner. Running in the heat causes our body to acclimatize to the conditions and adapt. These adaptations improve your efficiency and make you ready to run even faster as soon as the heat drops in the fall. So embrace the heat and run through it!

Mountain Avenue Mile

August 9, 2019

First wave starts at 6 PM

The Mountain Avenue Mile is just around the corner. It’s your chance to test your limits and push, push, push until you cross that finish line. This historic race is one for the entire running community. With a new relay team wave this year, there’s the opportunity to grab 3 of your fastest friends to combine for an even faster mile.

Registration is open and is only $15 up until race day.

MAM is in need of volunteers on 8/9 from 5:30-8:00 pm. They mainly need road crossing marshals, but could also use help with lead bikes and registration, which you can still run. Anyone available to help out can email Nick Clark, nickclarka@gmail.com for more details and to get signed up to volunteer.

Train for the Firekracker 5K with Fort Collins Running Club!

The second session of Fort Collins Running Club training programs, RunningU will kickoff on April 22nd at 8am at the North Side Atzlan Rec Center.  See more info on the Facebook event.

It’s a Zero to 5K program designed to encourage, empower and take away all of the anxiety of running your first 5k or getting back to running. We’ll also feature an Intermediate Plan for those looking to improve their 5K time.  The training plans lead up to running the FireKracker 5K on July 4th.

Register here for the Zero to 5K RunningU Training Program

2018 Beginner Training Plan

2018 Advanced Beginner Training Plan

2018 Intermediate Training Plan