Both the Half Marathon & 5-Mile races are point-to-point courses through the Poudre River Canyon. Due to lack of parking at both the start & finish areas & our effort to reduce impact participants must ride an event provided bus to the start of either race. Participants arriving to the starting areas in a vehicle will be disqualified from the event. Only registered runners will be allowed on buses to the starting areas, your race bib is your bus pass. Please be on time. Do not leave anything on the bus as not all buses will be returning to the finish line. There will be a bag drop truck at each start area for your personal items. Participants board buses at Poudre High School.
Bus Pickup Times:
Half Marathon – 5:00 to 5:30 am
5-Mile – 5:15 to 5:45 am
Spectators are encouraged to come to the finish area of the event to celebrate with their friends & family. However, due to lack of parking at the finish area spectators are encouraged to ride an event provided bus to the finish area. There is very very limited parking at the finish area for $10. If you plan to drive please arrive by 7:00 am before the runners will be finishing.
There will be no parking along Hwy 14 during the event.
Free busing for spectators will be provided to & from the finish area from Poudre High School.
Spectator Pickup Times
6:45 to 7:00 am – Arrive at Finish at ~ 7:15 am
7:45 to 8:00 am – Arrive at Finish at ~ 8:15 am
ALL event buses will depart from:
Poudre High School
201 Impala Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Participants, please do not be late for buses. Miss the bus, miss the race. Last bus leaves at the last time indicated, you need to arrive before the cutoff time listed.
Post-race Transportation from Finish Area to Parking
For Participants and Spectators
Stay & enjoy the post race food & beverages, but when you are ready to head home board an event provided bus to return to you car.
Buses will be leaving finish area every half-hour from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
Reminder – We are a Green Event! Please help us keep the buses clean and take everything of yours off the bus and make sure to dispose of your trash in the proper way. We will have trash, recycling, and compost bins at each event related area.