Our 5k in Fort Collins: A Thrilling Adventure for All

Join us for one of Colorado’s favorite 5k races, where your adventure awaits!

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Challenge Yourself at the Colorado Marathon’s 5k

Are you looking to challenge yourself with a unique and scenic 5k race in Colorado? Look no further than the Colorado Marathon’s 5k race in Fort Collins! One of the few point-to-point 5ks in Colorado is ideal for both seasoned runners and those just starting out. Runners of all abilities will build endurance, speed, strength, and efficiency. Join us at the starting line and take your running to new heights!

Experience Running a 5k Course With Stunning Views

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Fort Collins as you race through magnificent landscapes. This scenic course will take you through some of Fort Collins’ most impressive natural spaces. You’ll be treated to inspiring and serene views as you run along a winding course alongside the Cache la Poudre River. The tranquil views will give you the motivation you need to crush your endurance and speed goals. Breathe in the invigorating mountain air that will give you that extra boost to conquer the finish line. Lace up and let’s go!

Enjoy the Perks of Running Our 5K in Fort Collins

At the Colorado Marathon, we believe in rewarding our racers for their hard work and dedication. Participants who run the 5k enjoy awesome perks and swag like:

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

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Colorado Marathon’s 5k race! Brace yourself for breathtaking natural beauty and an expertly designed course that will leave you amazed. But this isn’t your ordinary run in the park — it’s a chance to push yourself, surpass your personal best, and discover your true potential. As you journey from the starting line toward the finish line in Downtown Fort Collins, you’ll be captivated by the stunning landscapes and enchanting beauty of the local natural areas. The course is perfectly balanced with a slight downhill grade and flat stretches, ensuring you’ll be challenged in all the right ways. Get ready to surpass your limits while enjoying the splendor of Colorado’s great outdoors!

What Makes Our Scenic 5k So Special?

Hop on a bus that will whisk you away to the starting line in beautiful Northwest Fort Collins. Then, lace up your running shoes and take off along the scenic Poudre Trail, running through stunning city-owned natural areas. As you dash towards the finish line, keep your eyes peeled for spectacular wildlife like majestic eagles, vibrant birds, sly foxes, graceful deer, and all sorts of adorable woodland creatures. And the fun doesn’t stop at the finish line — get ready to celebrate at the post-race party! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to enjoy nature, and run through gorgeous landscapes, all while having a blast.

What to Know About Running Our 5K Race

We want you to feel confident coming into our 5k marathon in beautiful Fort Collins! Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

The 5k race starts at 7:00 am. Mandatory bus boarding is 6:00 am – 6:30 am at the Fort Collins Transportation Center at Laporte Avenue and Mason Street. 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). 

Gear up for some high-altitude running to elevate your game! Starting at an impressive elevation of 5,045 feet, you’ll feel on top of the world. Just remember to acclimate yourself beforehand and stay hydrated — it’s key to your success!

The terrain on this course will have you running on both flat and slight downhill sections along the picturesque Poudre Trail. But fear not! We’ve got your back with tips on how to master downhill running. Plus, our friends at Colorado In Motion are ready to share expert advice on how to safely run downhill like a pro!

Our aid stations are here to be your heroes. Our fantastic volunteers will keep you energized and hydrated with water, Gatorade, Honey Stinger gels, and more. No need to worry, we also have medical support available in case of emergencies. We’ve got you covered!

Let’s talk about the swag, baby! Show off your exclusive race shirt and proudly display a limited edition finisher print. These unique prints are crafted by a talented artist we’ve been collaborating with for over two decades. Trust us, they’re true masterpieces. Finally, celebrate your new PR with a beer from the award-winning Odell Brewing Co.

The excitement isn’t over when you cross that finish line. Stick around for the ultimate post-race party! Enjoy live music, mouth-watering food, and refreshing drinks while celebrating your amazing accomplishment with your fellow runners. You’ve earned it, and it’s time to party like a rockstar!

Gear Up for an Epic Running Adventure!

Are you ready for an amazing running adventure like no other? The Colorado Marathon’s 5k is the perfect race for runners of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, this is the race for you! Experience the breathtaking beauty of Northern Colorado while tackling one of the best 5k courses in Colorado. Don’t miss out — register today and be a part of this unforgettable running adventure!