Challenge Yourself on Our Scenic 10k in Fort Collins

Experience the thrill of running a scenic 10k race in Fort Collins like no other!

Lace Up for an Unforgettable 10k

Welcome to the Colorado Marathon’s 10k in Fort Collins, one of the best 10k races in Colorado. This race provides an unforgettable experience to runners of all ages, levels, and abilities. If you’re looking for something different than the average urban 10k, run this epic race in Fort Collins. With our scenic and exhilarating course, you will be surrounded by some of the most picturesque views in Northern Colorado whilst challenging yourself to set new personal records.

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An Out-and-Back 10k Course Set Amidst Stunning Scenery

The scenic beauty and uniqueness of our 10k course is unparalleled. Winding through the natural areas of Fort Collins, the breathtaking landscape that surrounds you will make every stride an adventure. You’ll be running amidst the captivating beauty of rolling hills and lush vegetation alongside the glistening Cache la Poudre River. With every step you take, you will be transported to a world far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Breathe in the crisp, clean air, and let it invigorate your run to the finish line.

Enjoy the Perks of Running Our 10k in Fort Collins

While the protected natural areas of our beautiful 10k course are what sets us apart from other races, swag for racers is aplenty. As a participant, you will receive:

Limited Edition Finisher Print

Annual Race Tech-T-shirt

Entry to the Pre-Race Expo

Entry to the Post-Race Party

Live Music and Food Trucks

One Craft Beer Ticket

Course Map and Info

The Colorado Marathon’s 10k race is unlike any other. The combination of stunning natural beauty and an expertly designed course will leave you breathless (in the best way possible). This is more than just a run — it’s a chance to test your limits, challenge yourself, and beat your personal best. We’ll be cheering you on every step of the way! From the moment you make your way out of the downtown leg of the race, you’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty and enchanting landscapes of Fort Collins. The course offers a perfect balance between long, flat stretches, and uphill and downhill legs, meaning you’ll be pushed to your limits in all the right ways.

What Makes Our Scenic 10k So Special?

This scenic out-and-back course begins in Downtown Fort Collins. Along the course, you’ll pass by beautiful ponds and other natural features that are both breathtaking and inspiring. During your run, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like eagles, foxes, squirrels, and different species of birds. Once you reach the highest point of the 10k course, you’ll turn around and head back downtown, where you’ll cross the finish line. Nothing beats heading back downhill after a climb! So, lace up those shoes and get ready to enjoy the best that Colorado has to offer.

What to Know About Running Our 10K Race

Get ready to feel cool and confident as you tackle the epic 10k in beautiful Fort Collins! Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this amazing race:

The 10k race starts at 7:00 am near Washington Park on North Howes Street. There is no bus pick-up for this race and parking is available at the Civic Center Parking Garage on the Southeast corner of Mason and Laporte (281-299 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521).

Elevate your game with high-altitude running! This out-and-back race starts in Downtown Fort Collins and ascends to an elevation of 5,040 feet before the downhill leg of the race. Be sure to acclimate to the elevation beforehand. Hydration is crucial, so drink up and stay refreshed!

Get ready to fly downhill. While the first half of the course includes flat and uphill sections, you’ll descend downhill from the turn-around point back into downtown to cross the finish line. Just remember to pace yourself and use proper techniques to avoid any mishaps. Need some guidance? Learn how to master downhill running. Additionally, our friends at Colorado In Motion have expert advice on running downhill safely and effectively.

Our aid stations are here to save the day. Our amazing volunteers will keep you fueled and hydrated with water, Gatorade, Honey Stinger gels, and more. And don’t worry, we’ve got medical support on standby for any unexpected situations. We’ve got your back!

Let’s talk about swag, baby! Show off your custom race shirt and proudly display a limited edition finisher print. The one-of-a-kind prints are created by a talented artist we’ve been collaborating with for over 20 years. Trust us, they’re true works of art. Finally, celebrate your new PR with a beer from the award-winning Odell Brewing Co.

The excitement doesn’t end at the finish line. Stick around for the ultimate post-race party! Enjoy live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks with your fellow runners. You’ve accomplished something amazing, and you deserve to celebrate in style.

Join Us on Race Day — Your Adventure Awaits!

The Colorado Marathon’s 10k is the perfect marathon for runners of all ages and abilities — be it your first race or fiftieth! Challenge yourself on a variety of terrain and explore your limits on one of Colorado’s finest 10k courses. Register today to join us on race day, and experience a memorable running adventure like no other!