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The Colorado Marathon is a gorgeous race held annually in Fort Collins, Colorado. This year’s race will take place on May 5, 2019. Registration opens on July 1, 2018 for our 5 races (marathon, half-marathon, 3-person relay, 10k, or 5k). All marathons that have a certified course are Boston qualifiers. Our course happens to be one of the most successful at providing qualifying performances. The Colorado Marathon is an environmentally conscious event, thus we will only have online registration in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of paper waste and other resources. Thank you for your support!

The Colorado Marathon has qualified roughly 16-18% of all Boston qualifiers entrants each year.

Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week, Fort Collins offers you plenty of choices for fun. We’ll show you where to shop, where to hike, and where to dance. For more information about Fort Collins, Colorado, visit the Fort Collins Web Site.

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Your 2020 Colorado Marathon Alternative Race Options

Dear Runners,

As we learn to adapt with the challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are all confronted with difficult decisions on a daily basis. In an effort to support the health and safety of our community, we have decided to shift the 2020 Colorado Marathon to a solely virtual race.

In its 19th year, the Colorado Marathon has always depended on community support and sponsorships. Those great relationships are what makes this decision even more difficult.

As fellow runners, we understand your disappointment and we empathize with your frustrations. You’ve trained hard over the past few months and we want your training to be worth it! We can still run – just not close to each other in large groups.

We deeply regret not being able to have the 19th annual Colorado Marathon in person, but we’re here to offer creative, alternative options for each and every runner.  Since the in-person event scheduled for May 3, 2020, has been canceled, each participant will be given a choice of four options listed below.  We know there are many pressing issues right now, and we want you to rest assured that we tried to keep your best interest in mind.

Each person’s situation is different, so we tried to think of options that would appeal to most runners while still enabling the race to support our charitable partners in future years. We also understand the uncertainty of the impacts of this virus, so we tried to be as accommodating as possible. Please carefully read the following four options:

YOU MAY CHOOSE ONE OF THE OPTIONS LISTED BELOW:

You MUST SELECT ONE OPTION BEFORE 1 pm on March 30, 2020*. To select your option, please see the instructions after Option 4.

OPTION 1**: Virtual Race

Want to put all that hard training toward a race, with a bonus of saving money for 2021?!? Transfer to the Virtual Race – it’s FREE! You’ll receive all of the race swag that you would normally get: shirt, medal (for full, half, and relay) and koozie. The Virtual Race is to be run on your own – your choice of time, place, and date.  

Want to run the Virtual Race, but feel like you want to run a shorter distance?  We get it – running a marathon alone might not be your jam. That’s why we’re allowing all runners to transfer down (transfer to a lower-distance race) at no extra charge for the Virtual Race.

The Virtual Race must be completed and submitted by Sunday, May 3, 2020. Once all virtual racers have selected a Virtual Race distance, we will send you an email on April 1st with instructions on how to submit your time and options for receiving your swag. Your results will be posted to the official Colorado Marathon website.

As an added bonus, you’ll get $20 off your 2021 registration! After we accept your results, we’ll send you an email with a special $20 discount code to be used for the 2021 Colorado Marathon registration from May 15 – Jun 15, 2020!

OPTION 2: 2021 Deferment

If you’d like to run the race in 2021, you can defer your 2020 registration at no cost and then you’ll be signed up for the 2021 race.  However, with this option, you will not receive any 2020 race swag.

OPTION 3***: Have a portion of your 2020 registration donated to our various nonprofits and partners.

 Ready to make a difference for the organizations we team up with each year?!  Then apply $35 of your 2020 registration fee to the pool. $35 of the registration you’ve already paid will be donated directly to some of the organizations listed on our website here.  

OPTION 4: Partial Refund

Get a partial refund. Most races, including the Colorado Marathon, have a strict no-refund policy (see the waiver you signed when you registered). Given the circumstances and the impact of the coronavirus, we are making a one-time exception to give each registrant a 40% refund (refund applies to your registration price, inclusive of discount codes; excludes insurance, taxes, any prior race transfers and processing fees).  If you choose this option and have registered in the last 90 days, you’ll see a credit to your method of payment. If you registered more than 90 days ago, you’ll receive a check.

Please note that before choosing this option, all refunds will have an impact on the long-term viability of the race. We are no different than other races; expenses have already been paid and this will impact the future of the race. But we felt it’s best for the community to offer something to people who might need it during this uncertain time. We appreciate your consideration.

To select your option, please log in to our registration provider’s website here.

If you did not create an account during registration, you will need to enter your e-mail and click on the “No Password?” button to get a link sent to your email for setting up an account.

Once logged in, find the event “2020 Colorado Marathon” and click on the pencil icon in the Edit column on the right side (If you don’t see your registration, following the instructions on the bottom of the page).

Scroll down the page and answer the new question “Select race cancellation option“. Once you have made your selection you can then click the blue “Submit” button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Note that you will NOT receive an additional confirmation e-mail (unless you choose the Virtual Race), but can verify your choice by logging in to the dashboard again.

* If you do not select an option by 1 pm on March 30, 2020, you acknowledge that the no-refund policy applies to your 2020 registration and you waive all rights to any and all options outlined above.

** Virtual Race results cannot be used as a qualifying time for any other race. Virtual Race results are not officially sanctioned by any athletic or running governing body.

*** Colorado Marathon will not issue a charitable receipt for any donations. Please consult with your tax accountant if you have questions.

***** Options 3 & 4 do not apply if you received a complimentary entry.

The only exceptions to the 2020 registration waiver are outlined in this email.  All other terms and conditions in the waiver remain in effect, and no further or future exceptions will apply.  

Registration insurance was available for runners to purchase during their Colorado Marathon registration and covers the following reasons listed here.  Registration insurance does not apply to race cancellations.  The registration insurance that was offered is from an independent company and that company is in no way affiliated with The Colorado Marathon.  The terms & conditions of the insurance are completely separate and unrelated to The Colorado Marathon.

Any questions about the insurance need to be directed to info@timberlinetiming.com.

 

UPDATE on the Status of the 2020 Colorado Marathon

Dear Runners,

Due to the challenges we’ve been faced with because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided there will not be an in-person race on Sunday, May 3, 2020. We have been closely following the recent developments from the local, state, and national health agencies regarding COVID-19. Given the guidance of those agencies, it is not safe to host an in-person race on May 3, 2020.  The virtual race will always be an option for those registered and we are also working with local permitting agencies to see if it’s POSSIBLE to postpone the race to a later date in 2020 but this is not a sure thing. While we do not have final answers right now, we want you to know that we are working on some options and that there will not be an in-person race on May 3rd, 2020.

As fellow runners, we empathize with your frustrations. It’s a difficult message to hear, but at this time, it is what’s best for our community and you can still use all of your hard training on the virtual race! While we won’t be able to run as a large group on May 3rd, we can still go out and run!

For those that were waiting to hear about booking travel, thank you for your patience. At this time, there is no need to book travel or hotel accommodations for May 3rd, 2020.  If you booked hotel accommodations through one of our preferred hotel partners and are not planning to run, you should reach out to the hotel directly to cancel.

We will officially announce Monday, March 23rd, 2020 the final status of the 2020 race whether it will be postponed or just a solely virtual race and the other options you have as a registrant.

We want to be clear: postponing is no sure thing. We work with great permitting agencies, such as Larimer County, The National Forest Service, City of Fort Collins, and more, and they have always been accommodating for our annual race weekend. However, switching marathon dates is not easily done based on other events that have already been scheduled throughout the year. And based on the seriousness of the COVID-19, we don’t want to assume anything.  

If we are unable to find another date in 2020, the in-person race will be officially canceled due to COVID-19 and we will send a list of options to those who have already registered that will include virtual race transfer, deferment, and a couple of other options.

Be safe, respectful, and take care of one another during this difficult time. We appreciate your understanding and patience regarding this difficult process.

What Is My Purpose for Today’s Training Session?

What Is My Purpose for Today’s Training Session?

Article written by sponsor, Colorado in Motion.

If you are training for the Colorado Marathon, the title of this article should be a question you ask yourself prior to every training run.  Many runners simply go out for a run several days per week without putting much thought into what they are trying to accomplish that day.  Most runners know they should incorporate interval training and some speed work into their routine, but may have a difficult time doing it.  For some, limited time may be the issue. For others, it is just easier to stick with doing the same thing every time they go out for a run.  Having a reason for your training session will help you stay focused and lead to a stronger finish.  

One of your purposes for one of your weekly runs should be improving your downhill running technique.  The stress on our muscles and joints is greater running downhill than it is running on flat surfaces.  Having good technique running downhill will help reduce stress leading to less fatigue and a better finish.

Running downhill when you are tired from running uphill will help improve your endurance.  It can also help mentally prepare you for the suffering you might feel on race day.  However, running downhill when you are fatigued is not the best time to work on your downhill running form.  It will be much more difficult to concentrate on your form when you are tired.  

A good way to train your downhill technique is to take a break and allow yourself to “catch your breath” and recover before running downhill.  You will be able to focus more on your technique when you are less tired.  Additionally, if you are running downhill and you notice you are starting to lose your form, stop running and give yourself a short break.  Allow yourself to recover physically and mentally before resuming. Remember, your purpose during training isn’t to make it down the hill as fast as you can.  It’s to run downhill with the best technique. Doing this during your training will lead to you running faster on the hills on race day!  Check out this video for tips to improve your downhill technique.

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