When considering the vast number of 5k Colorado races out there, deciding on the perfect one(s) to run can be tough. There are so many things to think about before making your commitment: the location, the route, the date, the weather, and more. With hundreds of options, we hope you’ll reflect on these top tips for finding the best 5k races in Colorado:
Tip #1: Look at the Location
The location of a race can make or break it for many. Too far off the grid means it’s hard to get to; but in the city means running with hundreds, if not thousands, of other people. With a population of about 165,000 people, Fort Collins is still considered a small city by most standards. It’s brimming with local businesses and cycling trails and surrounded by natural areas and farmland.
When searching for the best 5k races in Colorado, we hope you’ll consider the Colorado Marathon 5k race on May 5, 2019. The ending location of our races is in the heart of Fort Collins – a city that’s easy to get to, fun to visit, and a treat to get to know. With over 20 craft breweries, many more local restaurants, concert venues, and a variety of small shops around every corner, Fort Collins boasts an endless amount of entertainment. Make a weekend out of the Colorado Marathon 5k in May – stay for a few days and get to know our beautiful city!
Tip #2: Think About the Course and the Scenery
A large portion of 5k races in Colorado take place in Denver or the suburbs. When a race takes place in a large city, often the course lacks something we consider to be very important in our 5k race: great scenery. When going through the long list of 5ks in Colorado, we hope you’ll take into account the course and scenery of the Colorado Marathon 5k race.
Our 5k will transport you outside of the city for the majority of the run, filling your field of vision with beauty as far as the eye can see. We host the best Fort Collins 5k, and our awesome course runs along on the Poudre Trail just northwest of the finish line in Old Town. Running your heart out alongside the Poudre River might give you a new perspective on running – perhaps even motivating you to meet a personal record!
Our race is also the best Fort Collins 5k because of the slight decline in elevation. There are very few 5k races in Colorado that have a gentle downhill, and ours is one of them. This is an important factor to consider when looking into running your next 5k in Colorado.
Tip #3: Time to Prepare
When thinking about running a 5k, or any race for that matter, it’s crucial to give yourself enough time to train. Coming into any race unprepared is a good way to get injured. Since the Colorado Marathon 5k takes place on May 5, 2019, you’ll have more than enough time to get ready for our race!
Check out this 5k training plan from our sponsors at Brooks Running to start your training off on the right foot (pun intended!). It’s also important to train with the right gear well before race day, so head on over to Runners Roost Fort Collins to find the perfect pair of Brooks Running shoes and more. Also, stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to hear our tips on training, injury prevention, and more!
We know that choosing from among the high number of 5k Colorado races can be difficult, so let us make it simple for you – the Colorado Marathon 5k is a beautiful, fast-paced race that you’ll love! Make the commitment and register today for our 5k race on May 5, 2019.