Regular Group Runs

Sign up for the FCTR Facebook Group for current updates. Our alternating Towers/Pineridge Thursday runs are announced weekly.

Trailhead to Trailhead Social Run
Every Tuesday at 6pm
Meet at Reservoir Ridge Trailhead (At the end of Michaud Ln)
The route is a 4.75 mile loop around Reservoir Ridge, fairly technical and rocky, with about 600ft of climbing. We stop 3 times along the way to make sure that no one is left behind. All abilities are welcome. After the run we meet at the Trailhead in Old Town for 2-for-1 burgers and veggie burgers.
If trails are closed, our alternate meeting location is at Lee Martinez Park in Old Town at the end of Sherwood. You can check current City trails status online here: http://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/status.php

Towers Time Trials
Every other Thursday at 6pm
(More Info)

Thursday Social Runs
Various locations on some non-Towers Thursdays at 6pm

Weekend Group Training / Fat Ass Events

Among other impromptu runs, we have a couple of favorites that we try to get done every year. The spring vertical series of runs are geared more towards the ultra inclined, but they can all be adapted as shorter runs. These have been designed to maximize sociability and shared suffering.

Spring Vertical Series

March Mileage Madness (Essentially a circumnavigation of Horsetooth Reservoir with routes from 21 miles to 36 miles. Shorter options available. BBQ at the Mays after) – 2017 Date TBD

Round Up (30 miles, 10,000 feet of elevation gain, one mountain) – 2017 TBD pending construction schedules on Hwy 34

Crosier Triple Bagger (26 miles, 8,000 feet elevation gain, three Crosier summits) – 2017 TBD pending construction schedules on Hwy 34

Quad Rock Preview (25 miles, 5,700 feet of elevation gain) – 4/1/2017

Greyrock 6-Pack (6 Greyrock summits. 46 miles with 16,000 feet of gain. Not for the faint of heart, but there are bomber, doubles, and 4 packs up for grabs too) – 2017 Date TBD

Other FCTR ‘Events’

24 Hours of Towers (one hill, 24 hours, you decide how many summits) – 2017 Date TBD

El Chubbo Grande (FatAss ‘Race’ in Horsetooth Lory. 31 miles – 7,500′, 25.5M – 6500′, 21.5M – 5500′) – 2017 Date TBD

Runners without Borders (Fundraiser for Doctors without Borders) Staged at Lory State Park Eltuck Picnic Area and running to either Lory/Horsetooth Mountain Park border, you choose the route(s). – 2017 Date TBD

Local Trail Races

5/13/2017 – Quad Rock 50 and 25 Mile Trail Races at Lory State Park & Horsetooth Mountain Park
5/21/2017 – Crazy Legs 10k at Devil’s Backbone
7/22/2017 – Never Summer 100K Trail Race at State Forest State Park
9/9/2017 – Black Squirrel Trail Half Marathon at Lory State Park
10/21/2017 – Blue Sky Trail Marathon at Horsetooth Mountain Park & Devil’s Backbone Open Space

14 thoughts on “FCTR Runs

  1. ya i just moved to fort collins from southern california. I graduated from rio hondo wildland fire fighter academy and really looking for a good general knowlege of the trails up here. Are your weekly trail runs up to date on this web site at this time?

    • Hey there,

      We are new to the area and excited to start running the trails. Is there a fort collins trail running facebook group/page?


      • Hi Austin, The best place to get updates is through the FCTR Yahoo Group.
        All of our regular weekly runs are emailed to this list and anyone is allowed to post questions or invitations any time.
        The FCTR group doesn’t have an active Facebook page but you could follow Gnar Runners for updates on local trail races and various training runs.

  2. Hi, do you meet at the Reservoir Ridge parking area closest to Overland, or the one off Michaud? Thanks!


  3. I’m new to foco from Wisconsin and into running and everything outdoors, is there a way to get info about group runs without having to make a yahoo account?

  4. I just wanted to check to make sure you guys are still running. Looking to connect with some other runners.

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