For Coloradoan's Who Like to Run for Fun


There are people, lots of people, who for some crazy reason love to run for fun. Me? There are only three reasons for running: if I'm being chased, if I see a snake, or if something is on fire. But, I cannot deny that running for fun, fitness, or competition is very much a lifestyle in Northern Colorado. And, it is that time of year to plan your running schedule. With thanks to the Coloradoan, here are some upcoming events in April to consider:

THE FORT COLLINS RUN TO REMEMBER 5K

April 6th @ 9:30am at the CSU Oval.

The race is to honor 2nd Lieutenant Benjamin J. Walder and to raise awareness of mental health issues in our community. All profits benefit the Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County.

For more info, Click Here.

THE FLYING PIG CHARITY 5K

April 7th @ 8:30am at Spring Canyon Park, 2626 W. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins

This 5K is a fundraiser to benefit families in the Family Support Services Program. FSSP assists families who provide support at home to their family member with an intellectual/developmental disability or delay.

For more info, Click Here.

THE HORSETOOTH HALF MARATHON

April 14th @ Hughes Stadium? That's what the website says. 2011 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins.

The website says you start at Hughes Stadium (or what's left of it) and finish at New Belgium Brewery. The prize purse is $8,000 dollars!

For more info, Click Here.

THE LOVELAND CLASSIC

April 20th @ Lakes at Centerra, 2725 Rocky Mountain Ave, Loveland

This race celebrates and supports the local community. It is both a 5K and 10K!

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THE TWIN SILO SPRINT 5K

April 27th @ Fossil Ridge High School, 5400 Ziegler Road, Fort Collins

This event raises money for organizations that support youth in Colorado. The course begins and ends at Fossil Ridge High School. It's also a chip timed event this year.

For more info, Click Here.

THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST 5K

April 27th @ CSU Oval, Fort Collins

As you can tell by the name, runners and doggies are invited to take part in this event that benefits animals in need of emergency or life-saving treatments through the Companion Care Fund at CSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

For more info, Click Here.

Lace them up, and bundle up in some cases, and enjoy what's coming up in April. These events, as I've been told, are tons of fun and benefit the community.

SOURCE: The Coloradoan