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2017-18 Tortoise & Hare Race Series Recap

Our final T&H race of the 2017-18 series was this past Saturday, 4/31/18. In all, we had 396 runners take part throughout the season. It’s a big growth considering that just 5 years ago we didn’t even break 100 runners. You can find the race results and final series standings on our website. Congrats to everyone who participated! It was a great season!

Congratulations to series winner Scott Slusher and our other prize winners Matt Hughes (2nd), Ruth Waller-Liddle (3rd), Leisha Craft (4th), Bill Hayes & Tracy Ziegler (tied 5th).
We also had over two dozen folks attend every TnH this season, either as runners or volunteers.  We’ll announce those folks and the prize they receive in the next newsletter.

Every race we get tons of positive feedback and many thanks for putting them on. The truth is we couldn’t do it without help. Outside of our wonderful race-day member volunteers, many of our board members and volunteer race director, Nick Clark put in hours or work each month to ensure these races run smoothly. We’re fortunate to receive their service and commitment to the Fort Collins running community. Thank you for all you do!


Photo Credit: @ronmichael ‘s Instagram post

RUNNING U HATS

We’ve received several requests for Fort Collins Running Club branded apparel and gear lately. We’d love for you to be sporting your FCRC pride around town and at races which is why we’ve partnered with local company, Sport About and created an online FCRC store for you to purchase your own gear. There’s a link to the store at the bottom of each newsletter, so go check it out! We also have RunningU hats available for only $10! These are available while supplies last at any of our RunningU Sunday training runs, schedule is here. Just remember to bring cash or check!
      

Edora Park Tortoise & Hare Recap

Yesterday’s Tortoise & Hare race could be summed up in one word… COLD! With a sudden drop in temperature combined with a brisk wind there was an extra motivation to get running and warm up. Luckily no fingers or toes were lost. All in all, we’ve been pretty lucky so far this T&H season with good weather. Three years ago 5 of the 7 T&H races had single digit temps. Brrr…

Congrats to all 152 finishers! Results and series standings can be found here.

RUNNOVATION 2018

Do you have a great idea that would improve/promote/inspire the running community in Fort Collins? Have you ever said “if I had the money I’d do this…”? Or “I wish_____”? Here’s your chance! Fort Collins Running Club is offering award money of up to $10,000 for club member projects that further the FCRC mission.

This will be the 2nd year FCRC awards a Runnovation Prize. We wanted to get the word out now so you can get your creative juices flowing. This year submissions will be accepted March 1-May 1. You can learn more about the Runnovation Prize and see submissions from last year on our website.

The FCRC board was able to hear an update from last year’s winner Yvonne Kullberg. We’re excited to hear the progress being made with Nerd Training Program. It’s sure to make the nerdiest of nerds excited and ready for the Kessel Run 5K next May.