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Don’t wait until January, a some of the best races in Fort Collins are opening this month and will fill up fast.
…..So maybe figure out that New Year’s resolution sooner rather than later.
Here are the best Fort Collins running races of 2014 with registration open right meow:
1. The Colorado Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K: Race Day May 4, 2014 Registration Open
It’s been open for a while now and the price has already raised you better sign up before the end of December for the Marathon or Half or you’re outta luck. All road.
2. The Horsetooth Half and Marathon: Race Day April 3, 2014 Registration Open
This is a challenging 13.1 up the dams, and is probably my favorite half marathon. The Marathon, which had its inaugural running last year is cancelled for 2014. Registration is open and price rises Jan 1. It will fill up sooner rather than later, it is one of the most popular races in town.
3. Quad Rock Trail 50 and 25: May 10, 2014 Registration Open
I love this race. It will kick your ass. Over 5,000′ gain in the 25 mile and over 11,000′ in the 50 mile. Well-marked, friendly volunteers, great aid stations. You should probably run this one if trail is your thing. It won’t will fill up until closer to race time, but it wil probably fill up. Price goes up Jan1.
If you want to get an early start on your 2014 running, here are some upcoming races with open registration:
New Years Day 5k & Crazy Sale Race day: Jan 1, 2014
2013 Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5k Race Day: Dec 14, 2013
KRFC presents the 29th Annual Resolution Run 5k Race Day: Dec 31, 2013
Fort Colins 5K ZOMBIE RUN Race Day: March 1, 2014
Fort Collins is an amazing place to live, and it’s evident from the multitude of articles from publications claiming that it’s the bees knees. Although, we already live here, so it comes as no surprise to us.
All of the bloggers in The Scoop Blog Network write about the aspects of Fort Collins that they love the most – the history, people, arts, food, outdoors – you know, the stuff that makes our city enjoyable. We create places online for people to learn about what makes Fort Collins “Fort Collins” and you know what? It’s all of us that make our city what it is.
So, all of us at The Scoop Blog Network are celebrating that! We’re hosting a “Celebrate Fort Collins” giveaway from December 2nd through January 3rd. We’ve partnered up with a plethora of people who represent the businesses and resources available in Fort Collins to create one incredible prize pack for ONE lucky network reader.
Here’s How It Works
We’re using this lovely Rafflecopter system to collect your entries. It will show you how much time is left to enter, how many people have submitted entires, and how many entries you’ve earned.
Each reader will get one entry for every blog account they follow, five entires for telling us what your favorite blog is and why, and another five entries for every time you tweet this contest to your friends on twitter (entrants can do this once a day).
The more entries you have, the higher your chances of winning! One super lucky reader will be randomly selected and emailed to pick up the most epic prize pack given away in Fort Collins.
We love blogging about Fort Collins and we’re excited to celebrate living in this great city with you!
Good luck, high-fives to our awesome readers, and thanks to all of the businesses who support us and made this giveaway possible!
Thank you to all of these businesses for donating to the giveaway and supporting The Scoop Blog Network! If you’d like to donate, it’s not too late. We would be happy to include more items. We’ll keep everyone updated on new items added to the prize list! Just email Kristin atKristin@thescoopblogs.com for details.
- Bottle of Feasting Fort Collins 4th Anniversary Wine made by Vintages
- All Star Cleaning Services
- Merele Norman
- Bear Arms
- Matador Mexican Grill
- Butter Cream Cupcakery
- Stella Dot
- Feisty Spirits
- Orchidee Salon and Spa
- Rodizio Grill
- Edge Optics
- House of J
- Next Door Food and Drink
- Local author, Jay Wilson
- Local author, Shawntel Wilson
- Jason Speciner, CFP
- Common Link
- Local author, Lauren Hoff
- Braindrops Play Therapy and Wellness
- Nancy Bond Insurance Services
- Silver Grill
- Music Together
- Caffe Ole
Mt. Tabeguache is in the Sawatch near Buena Visa, CO. You can also reach Mt. Shavano from the same trail. We weren’t able to do both 14ers on this hike due to weather. Se la vie. But these are two 14ers not to be missed, you can check out the view in the video.