Event Date: Sunday, October 24th, 2021

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RACE START: October 24, 2021 at 7:30 AM

MANDATORY PACKET PICK-UP


New for 2021 - limited race day packet pickup (see below).! Location and times subject to change.

Location for 2021 is Runners Roost in The Square Shopping Center

3500 S. College Ave., Suite 178, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Hours:

October 23rd 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Every race participant must pick up their race packet at the Packet Pickup & Expo at Runners Roost (unless they have signed up for the race day packet pickup option). Look for the designated Race Packet Pick-up Area in the parking lot.

New for 2021 - limited race day packet pickup option! We will have a limited number of packets available to be picked up on race morning. To skip the expo and pick up your packet Sunday morning, you must sign up by clicking here by October 20th.

Race Day Packet Pickup for marathon runners will be limited to 200 packets and located near the bus pickup on the south end of Old Town Square from 5:15 am - 5:45 am.

We are an equal opportunity provider, authorized by special use permit to operate on the land in Roosevelt National Forest.

MANDATORY BUS LOADING


All participants must ride the bus to the start of the race.
Board the event provided FREE luxury buses departing from the South edge of Old Town Square on Mountain Street. The buses will have a restroom on them and eating and drinking is allowed. Upon arriving at the start, all participants must exit the buses.

Marathon Bus Boarding from 5:15AM - 6:00AM

Please be on time. No exception to departure times.

Pick-up Location:
South edge of Old Town Square on E. Mountain Ave. just East of N. College Ave.

Parking Info:
There is free parking in the surface level lot at Oak Street and Remington Street and also in the parking garage at Mountain Avenue and Remington Street.

Participants receiving transportation to start(excluding 10K) by any other means than event provided buses will be disqualified.

Your race bib is your bus pass.

Full Marathon Parking Map

Marathon

Half-Marathon

RACE START: October 24, 2021 at 7:30 AM

MANDATORY PACKET PICK-UP


New for 2021 - limited race day packet pickup (see below).! Location and times subject to change.

Location for 2021 is Runners Roost in The Square Shopping Center

3500 S. College Ave., Suite 178, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Hours:

October 23rd 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Every race participant must pick up their race packet at the Packet Pickup & Expo at Runners Roost (unless they have signed up for the race day packet pickup option). Look for the designated Race Packet Pick-up Area in the parking lot.

New for 2021 - limited race day packet pickup option! We will have a limited number of packets available to be picked up on race morning. To skip the expo and pick up your packet Sunday morning, you must sign up by clicking here by October 20th.

Race Day Packet Pickup for half marathon runners will be limited to 200 packets and located in Washington Park near the finish area from 5:30 am - 6:00 am. Look for the Info Tent.

MANDATORY BUS LOADING


All participants must ride the bus to the start of the race.
Board the event provided FREE luxury buses departing from the Fort Collins Transportation Center at LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street. The buses will have a restroom on them and eating and drinking is allowed. Upon arriving at the start, all participants must exit the buses.

Half Marathon bus boarding from 5:30AM - 6:15AM
No exception to departure times.

Pick-up Location:
Fort Collins Transportation Center at LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street

Parking Info:
There is a large, free parking garage available at the intersection of LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street. Participants receiving transportation to start(excluding 10K) by any other means than event provided buses will be disqualified. Your race bib is your bus pass.

Half Marathon Parking Map

10k

Presenting Sponsor


RACE START: October 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM

MANDATORY PACKET PICK-UP


New for 2021 - limited race day packet pickup (see below).! Location and times subject to change.

Location for 2021 is Runners Roost in The Square Shopping Center

3500 S. College Ave., Suite 178, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Hours:

October 23rd 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Every race participant must pick up their race packet at the Packet Pickup & Expo at Runners Roost (unless they have signed up for the race day packet pickup option). Look for the designated Race Packet Pick-up Area in the parking lot.

New for 2021 - limited race day packet pickup option! We will have a limited number of packets available to be picked up on race morning. To skip the expo and pick up your packet Sunday morning, you must sign up by clicking here by October 20th.

Race Day Packet Pickup for 10k runners will be limited to 200 packets and located in Washington Park near the finish area from 7:15 am - 7:45 am. Look for the Info Tent.

NO BUS LOADING


Starting Line Location:
New for 2021, the 10k will start and finish on Howes Street next to Washington Park!

Race begins at 8:00AM
Run or walk the Rio Grande 10k

Strollers are allowed for the 10k only. Dogs are discouraged.

5k

Presenting Sponsor


RACE START: October 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM

MANDATORY PACKET PICK-UP


New for 2021 - limited race day packet pickup (see below).! Location and times subject to change.

Location for 2021 is Runners Roost in The Square Shopping Center

3500 S. College Ave., Suite 178, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Hours:

October 23rd 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Every race participant must pick up their race packet at the Packet Pickup & Expo at Runners Roost (unless they have signed up for the race day packet pickup option). Look for the designated Race Packet Pick-up Area in the parking lot.

New for 2021 - limited race day packet pickup option! We will have a limited number of packets available to be picked up on race morning. To skip the expo and pick up your packet Sunday morning, you must sign up by clicking here by October 20th.

Race Day Packet Pickup for 5k runners will be limited to 200 packets and located in Washington Park near the finish area from 6:45 am - 7:15 am. Look for the Info Tent.

MANDATORY BUS LOADING


All participants must ride the bus to the start of the race.
Board the event provided FREE luxury buses departing from the Fort Collins Transportation Center at LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street. The buses will have a restroom on them and eating and drinking is allowed. Upon arriving at the start, all participants must exit the buses.

5k bus boarding from 7:00AM - 7:30AM

Please be on time. No exception to departure times.

Pick-up Location:
Fort Collins Transportation Center at LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street.

Parking Info:
There is a large, free parking garage available at the intersection of LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street.

Participants receiving transportation to start(excluding 10K) by any other means than event provided buses will be disqualified.

*Your race bib is your bus pass.

5k Parking Map

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Marathon

October 24th, 2021 at 7:30AM

Mandatory Packet Pick-Up

Details

New for 2021 – limited race day packet pickup (see below).  Location and times subject to change.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup Location for 2021 is Runners Roost in the Square Shopping Center

3500 S. College Ave., Suite 178, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Hours:

October 23rd 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Every race participant must pick up their race packet at the Packet Pickup & Expo at Runners Roost unless you have signed up for the race day packet pickup option). Look for the designated Race Packet Pick-up Area in the parking lot.

New for 2021 – limited race day packet pickup option!  We will have a limited number of packets available to be picked up on race morning.  To skip the expo and pick up your packet Sunday morning, you must sign up by October 20th by clicking here.

Race Day Packet Pickup for marathon runners will be limited to 200 packets and located near the bus pick up on the south end of Old Town Square from 5:15 am – 5:45 am.

We are an equal opportunity provider, authorized by special use permit to operate on the land in Roosevelt National Forest.

Mandatory Bus Loading

details

Race beings at 7:30 am

All participants must ride the bus to the start of the race.
Board the event provided FREE luxury buses departing from the South edge of Old Town Square on Mountain Street.  The buses will have a restroom on them and eating and drinking is allowed.  Upon arriving at the start, all participants must exit the buses.

Marathon bus boarding from 5:15 am – 6:00 am

Please be on time. No exception to departure times.

Pick-up Location:
South edge of Old Town Square on East Mountain Ave, just east of N. College Ave.

Parking Info:
There is free parking in the surface level lot at Oak Street and Remington Street and also in the parking garage at Mountain Avenue and Remington Street.

Participants receiving transportation to start(excluding 10K) by any other means than event provided buses will be disqualified.

Your race bib is your bus pass.

Full Marathon Parking Map

Half Marathon

October 24, 2021 at 7:30AM

 

No race day packet pick-up

Details

New for 2021 – limited race day packet pickup (see below).  Location and times subject to change.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup Location for 2021 is Runners Roost in the Square Shopping Center

3500 S. College Ave., Suite 178, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Hours:

October 23rd 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Every race participant must pick up their race packet at the Packet Pickup & Expo at Runners Roost unless you have signed up for the race day packet pickup option). Look for the designated Race Packet Pick-up Area in the parking lot.

New for 2021 – limited race day packet pickup option!  We will have a limited number of packets available to be picked up on race morning.  To skip the expo and pick up your packet Sunday morning, you must sign up by October 20th by clicking here.

Race Day Packet Pickup for half marathon runners will be limited to 200 packets and located in Washington Park near the finish area from 5:30 am – 6:00 am.  Look for the Info Tent.

 

Mandatory Bus Loading

details

Race begins at 7:30 am

All participants must ride the bus to the start of the race.
Board the event provided FREE luxury buses departing from the Fort Collins Transportation Center at LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street.  The buses will have a restroom on them and eating and drinking is allowed.  Upon arriving at the start, all participants must exit the buses.

Half Marathon bus boarding from 5:30 am – 6:15 am

Please be on time. No exception to departure times.

Pick-up Location:
Fort Collins Transportation Center at LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street

Parking Info:
There is a large, free parking garage available at the intersection of LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street.

Participants receiving transportation to start(excluding 10K) by any other means than event provided buses will be disqualified.

Your race bib is your bus pass.

Half Marathon Parking Map

10k

October 24, 2021 at 8:00AM

Mandatory Packet Pick-Up

Details

New for 2021 – limited race day packet pickup (see below).  Location and times subject to change.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup Location for 2021 is Runners Roost in the Square Shopping Center

3500 S. College Ave., Suite 178, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Hours:

October 23rd 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Every race participant must pick up their race packet at the Packet Pickup & Expo at Runners Roost unless you have signed up for the race day packet pickup option). Look for the designated Race Packet Pick-up Area in the parking lot.

New for 2021 – limited race day packet pickup option!  We will have a limited number of packets available to be picked up on race morning.  To skip the expo and pick up your packet Sunday morning, you must sign up by October 20th by clicking here.

Race Day Packet Pickup for 10k runners will be limited to 200 packets and located in Washington Park near the start/finish area from 7:15 am – 7:45 am.  Look for the Info Tent.

 

No buses for the 10k

details

New for 2021, the 10k will start and finish near Washington Park on N. Howes Street!

Race begins at 8:00AM
Run or walk the Rio Grande 10k

Strollers are allowed for the 10k only. Dogs are discouraged.

5k

October 24, 2021 at 8:00AM

 

No race day packet pick-up

Details

New for 2021 – limited race day packet pickup (see below).  Location and times subject to change.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup Location for 2021 is Runners Roost in the Square Shopping Center

3500 S. College Ave., Suite 178, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Hours:

October 23rd 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Every race participant must pick up their race packet at the Packet Pickup & Expo at Runners Roost unless you have signed up for the race day packet pickup option). Look for the designated Race Packet Pick-up Area in the parking lot.

New for 2021 – limited race day packet pickup option!  We will have a limited number of packets available to be picked up on race morning.  To skip the expo and pick up your packet Sunday morning, you must sign up by October 20th by clicking here.

Race Day Packet Pickup for 5k runners will be limited to 200 packets and located in Washington Park near the finish area from 6:45 am – 7:15 am.  Look for the Info Tent.

 

Mandatory Bus Loading

details

Race Start Time: 8:00 am

All participants must ride the bus to the start of the race.
Board the event provided FREE luxury buses departing from the Fort Collins Transportation Center at LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street.  The buses will have a restroom on them and eating and drinking is allowed.  Upon arriving at the start, all participants must exit the buses.

5k bus boarding from 7:00 am – 7:30 am

Please be on time. No exception to departure times.

Pick-up Location:
Fort Collins Transportation Center at LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street

Parking Info:
There is a large, free parking garage available at the intersection of LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street.

Participants receiving transportation to start(excluding 10K) by any other means than event provided buses will be disqualified.

Your race bib is your bus pass.

5k Parking Map

BAG CHECK AND RETRIEVAL

The start of the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K will have bag drop available that will be transported and available for pick up at the finish. Please, no valuables or breakable items, and small bags would be appreciated.

The race is not responsible for any items dropped along the course. All items dropped on the course are donated to charity.

After Party

The Post-Race Party will have bands playing on the stage at Washington Park.

For 2021, bands will be TBD.

The Odell Brewing Beer Garden will be serving two of their locally brewed beers and two of their locally brewed hard kombucha flavors from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm in Washington Park. Participants can get a free beer with the tab on their bib. Additional beer can be purchased for $5 cash or credit card (credit card preferred) with all proceeds benefiting the FoCo Cafe. Please have your ID available to get a wristband either at the Packet Pick-up & Expo or in Washington Park.

Aid Stations

There will be 12 aid stations on the Marathon course and 7 aid stations on the Half Marathon course. They are located at the following Marathon mileage marks (approximate):

Aid Station #1: 2.6 (The Rock Tunnel)

Aid Station #2: 5.0 (Ouzel Day Use Area)

Aid Station #3: 7.2 (Poudre Park)

Aid Station #4: 10.1 (Raft Put In)

Aid Station #5: 12.8 (Green Pipe)

Aid Station #6: 15.3 (Guard Rail)

Aid Station #7: 16.8 (Ted’s Place)

Aid Station #8: 19.1 (Bagel Hill)

Aid Station #9: 21.4 (Lyon’s Park)

Aid Station #10: 23.2 (Taft Hill)

Aid Station #11: 24.2 (Shields)

Aid Station #12: 25.3 (Lee Martinez)

DOWNLOADABLE LIST

Aid Stations will be equipped with: Eldorado Springs Water, Citrus Mango Nuun Endurance Drink, limited first aid supplies, portable toilets, and communication to finish. Honey Stinger Energy Gels will be available at the Green Pipe Aid Station (mile 12.8) and Bagel Hill Aide Station (Mile 19.1)

BAG CHECK AND RETRIEVAL

The start of the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K will have bag drop available that will be transported and available for pick up at the finish. Please, no valuables or breakable items, and small bags would be appreciated.

The race is not responsible for any items dropped along the course. All items dropped on the course are donated to charity.

After Party

The Post-Race Party will have bands playing on the stage at Washington Park.

For 2021, bands will be TBD.

The Odell Brewing Beer Garden will be serving two of their locally brewed beers and two of their locally brewed hard kombucha flavors from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm in Washington Park. Participants can get a free beer with the tab on their bib. Additional beer can be purchased for $5 cash or credit card (credit card preferred) with all proceeds benefiting the FoCo Cafe. Please have your ID available to get a wristband either at the Packet Pick-up & Expo or in Washington Park.

Aid Stations

There will be 12 aid stations on the Marathon course and 7 aid stations on the Half Marathon course. They are located at the following Marathon mileage marks (approximate):

Aid Station #1: 2.6 (The Rock Tunnel)

Aid Station #2: 5.0 (Ouzel Day Use Area)

Aid Station #3: 7.2 (Poudre Park)

Aid Station #4: 10.1 (Raft Put In)

Aid Station #5: 12.8 (Green Pipe)

Aid Station #6: 15.3 (Guard Rail)

Aid Station #7: 16.8 (Ted’s Place)

Aid Station #8: 19.1 (Bagel Hill)

Aid Station #9: 21.4 (Lyon’s Park)

Aid Station #10: 23.2 (Taft Hill)

Aid Station #11: 24.2 (Shields)

Aid Station #12: 25.3 (Lee Martinez)

DOWNLOADABLE LIST

Aid Stations will be equipped with: Eldorado Springs Water, Citrus Mango Nuun Endurance Drink, limited first aid supplies, portable toilets, and communication to finish. Honey Stinger Energy Gels will be available at the Green Pipe Aid Station (mile 12.8) and Bagel Hill Aide Station (Mile 19.1)

Training Tips

 

A marathon is an arduous event and can be dangerous, even under good conditions, if a person isn’t adequately prepared. This program is a gradual expansion of training but is general in its conception and cannot take into account individual needs and differences. At best it is a general guideline and in no way represents the perfect solution to any single individual’s needs.

ALL of the miles in the schedule should be run at an easy effort. An easy effort can be defined as a pace at which you can easily converse with someone running with you. You should be able to talk in easy sentences. The pace should feel very relaxed and comfortable.

Walking breaks are perfectly fine

The goal should always be to run and walk for the complete amount of time allotted for the workout. If you do walk, walk quickly and return to running as soon as you feel the effort level has returned to a controlled, easy level.

Buy shoes that work for your feet and replace them frequently

You can expect to get no more than 400 to 500 miles of running out of a pair of top end running shoes. Many injuries are directly related to worn out shoes so examine yours closely every time you wear them. Look for collapsed mid-soles and worn down out-soles. Use a specialty running store where you’ll find good equipment and salespeople that will find the right shoe for your feet. Wear your running shoes only for running.

Keep a record of your training

A running log is a great way to keep track of shoe wear and monitor your progress. Use a notebook, day planner, or calendar to record your workouts; both what you did and how you felt.

Find a training companion

There’s nothing like shared motivation to help you through a marathon training program. Locate a training partner or group that has similar abilities.

Find a source of information about running

A training partner who has experience with marathons, Runner’s World Online (WWW.RUNNERSWORLD.COM), books, magazines, running stores… all offer information that will help you with answers to problems that might come up.

Hydrate on your long runs

Use a sports drink to help get you through runs longer than 60 minutes. Practicing with the sports drink you’ll be offered in the marathon (Nuun Performance) is always a good idea. Whether you carry a bottle or hide bottles alongside the road, using a replacement fluid can be the difference between a successful long run and a miserable experience. Drink a lot and drink often. You’ll quickly learn how much you’re comfortable with and that will help you during the marathon.

Marathon Office

PO Box 371833

Denver, CO 80237

logan@thecoloradomarathon.com

Volunteer Information

Contact: volunteer@thecoloradomarathon.com