Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 4516   Event: Colorado Run
Application Date: 11/13/2018    Event Date: 05/27/2019
Organization: Green Events   Phone: 970-556-3279
Address: PO Box 1523, Fort Collins, CO 80522
Contact 1 Name: Lisa Sinclair
Address: PO Box 1523
Fort Collins CO 80522
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Ron Baker
Address: PO Box 1523
Fort Collins CO 80522
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: http://coloradorun.com/
The event is a 10K run/walk and ruck starting and finishing at Spring Canyon Park. The race route is run in the bike lane on City and County roads (see attached map) including Overland Trail (~1 mile), Dixon Canyon Road (~1.2 miles), South Centennial Drive (~1.5 miles), and W CR 38E (~1.3 miles).

40th annual Colorado Run (one of the oldest races in Fort Collins) moved to Memorial Day and combined with the Memorial Day weekend event at the Veteran's Plaza. The race starts and finishes near the covered shelters in Cottonwood Glen Park. It will be open to all with the options to run, walk. or ruck march. There will be a 3 hour limit for the course with the race starting at 8:00 am. Aid stations will be available along the course and EMS will be on site at the finish.

Estimated Participants: 400   Estimated Spectators: 50

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: NA
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Mon. 05/27/2019: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 04/26/2019
Route Map & Traffic Control Plan attached.
We would like to add a 5k event that starts at the halfway point of the 10k (top of the hill on Centennial) and thus to increase safety propose closing the North bound lane of Centennial Road for 1 hour from Harmony Rd/WCR38E to Dixon Canyon/N CR 23. 5k Participants would be shuttled from Cottonwood Glen Park to the starting line, no parking would be allowed on the shoulder of Centennial for runners.

2. Date Submitted: 04/26/2019
Certificate of Insurance Attached

3. Date Submitted: 05/02/2019
Update - same plan as last year using the bike lane/shoulder of the road (no lane closure) and we will not be adding a 5k start at the top of the hill.


4. Date Submitted: 05/02/2019
Participant Waiver uploaded

5. Date Submitted: 05/09/2019
Traffic Control Plan added

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Status: Approved

Comments: No map attached and website notice says under construction. Are there any stages, fences over 6' high or buildings over 120 sq. ft. that might need review and temporary permits?

5/10/19 - Updated info addresses all concerns. Approved.

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City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved


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Code Compliance

Status: Approved

Comments: N/A

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Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: Food service for the post-race party must be provided by a vendor that possesses a 2019 Colorado Retail Food License including but not limited to specific nonprofits, caterers, temp event vendors or food truck(s). Please ensure the food vendor is licensed, or have the vendor contact the Consumer Protection Program of the Larimer County Health Dept for more information to become licensed at 970.498.6776

It is understood that aid stations will be available with water and electrolyte beverage. Any additional food service for runners should be limited to:
=commercially prepared and individually packaged foods and beverages that do not require refrigeration. Examples include packaged power bars, gels, bottled water and juice.
=hot coffee, tea, instant hot beverages
=bagels, muffins, or pastries that are commercially prepared and do not require refrigeration
=whole uncut produce
=Service of water and energy drinks dispensed from clean beverage dispensing containers

Adequate toilets need to be provided at the start/finish area and as necessary at aid stations.

Trash receptacles shall also be provided at aid stations, portable restrooms and the post-race party.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved

Comments: The event will be occurring outdoors. There will be a need for increased weather monitoring during the event.

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved

An emergency access path of no less than 20’ wide shall be maintained free and clear of all immovable objects on streets and fire apparatus access roads at all times during the event. Road blocks may be placed on public streets to prevent traffic from crossing, but cannot block emergency travel. If road blocks are used ensure staff is available to remove barricade should emergency travel be necessary. (2015 IFC, 503.4)

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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Thank you.

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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: No Conflicts

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Status: Approved

Comments: Ensure the aid stations will be able to communicate with EMS throughout the route in the event of an emergency.

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Final Disposition


HI Lisa and Ron,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved. Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of your event.