Colorado > Red Mountain Trail Race Half Marathon
Fort Collins, CO
Sunday, July 11, 2010
First opened to the public in June 2009 after being held by private landowners for much of the previous two centuries, Colorado's Red Mountain Open Space -- filled with the red and burnt-colored rock formations, wide-open grasslands and dry, sandy wash areas this section of northern Colorado is known for -- is the setting for the inaugural running of the Red Mountain Trail Race Half Marathon, which makes its debut on Colorado's race calendar in July 2010.
Organized by the Timberline Events race management company, the Red Mountain Trail Race takes runners on an out-and-back course around the Red Mountain Open Space, which lies just over a 40-mile drive north from Fort Collins. The course consists of three loops around the Red Mountain area, the first of which is roughly an 8.4-mile loop that takes runners nearly all the way to the Colorado-Wyoming state line, while the other two loops make shorter routes closer to the start and finish line area.
The event is limited to 100 runners, who will start the race in waves of 10 runners each, spaced out every two minutes. The race is scheduled to start at 7:00 AM, and runners are strongly encouraged of course to bring their own water bottles with them out on the course, and it goes without saying that you'll need to be ready for a high-elevation race at this event, portions of which will climb above 6,800 feet above sea level.
Weather & Climate
Located in the northern part of the state, just miles from the Coloado-Wyoming border and roughly 65 miles north of Denver, the city of Fort Collins typically experiences its warmest weather conditions of the year in July, when the city's average monthly temperatures range between 86°F and 53°F. On the day of the race (July 11), the average high is 85°F and the average low is 57°F, while rainfall totals average just under 1.9 inches for the month.
$60 for the half marathon, if registered before race day
$70 on the day of the race
To reserve your spot in the summer 2010 running of Fort Collins's Red Mountain Trail Race Half Marathon, register
online at RunningGuru.com.
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