Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 4527   Event: Colorado Marathon
Application Date: 12/17/2018    Event Date: 05/05/2019
Organization: Destination Sports, LLC   Phone:
Address: PO Box 371833, Denver, CO 80237
Contact 1 Name: Logan Martin
Address: 10633 Clarke Farms Drive
Parker CO 80134
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: https://www.comarathon.com
CO-14 from Steven's Gulch to Highway 287 (around 17.25 miles), Highway 287 to 54-G (1.25 miles), 54-G to Cache La Poudre Middle School (3 miles).

Running Race in its 18th year. The marathon starts at Steven's Gulch and runs down CO-14, then south on 287, takes a right on 54-G before hoping on the bike path down to Linden and the finish line in Old Town, Fort Collins. The course will be the same as last year, finishing in Washington Park. The number of participants will be the same, the vendors and volunteers will be largely the same.

Estimated Participants: 4000   Estimated Spectators: 4000

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: PACKAGED
 Alcohol IS being served.

   Sun. 05/05/2019: 6:30 AM - 2:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 12/19/2018
Additional details about the event: This is a running race that is point-to-point and includes a full marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10k and 5k. All races (except the 10k, which is completely in the city limits of Fort Collins), are on the same course and finish in Fort Collins, near Washington Park.

The full marathon starts at Stevens Gulch Day Use Area on CO-14 and runs East to Highway 287, then South to CR 54-G. The runners then get on the Poudre River Trail bike path at the Cache La Poudre Middle School, staying on the bike path all the way to Lee Martinez Park. The half marathon starts 13.1 miles East of the full marathon on BLM property along CO-14. It then follows the same route as the marathon.

We will bus runners up the starting areas so there are not a significant number of vehicles up in the canyon. Traffic control will be provided by Loveland Barricade as it has been for the past several years. I will upload traffic control plans soon, once they are updated for the 2019 race. Sanitation will be provided be Gallegos as it has been for the past several years.

The full marathon race course can be seen here: https://www.raceentry.com/maps/user/view/30109

The half marathon race course can be seen here: https://www.raceentry.com/maps/view/2324

2. Date Submitted: 01/02/2019
Attaching traffic control plans for 2019. This includes files #1-10 of 12.

3. Date Submitted: 01/02/2019
Here are traffic control plans #11-12 of 12. I am also attaching our participant waiver.

4. Date Submitted: 01/14/2019
Adding Certificate of Insurance for Larimer County

5. Date Submitted: 04/03/2019
Updated traffic control plans #1-7 per the concerns brought up during our meeting last week. Please let me know of any additional questions or concerns. Thanks.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved


Email Building


Status: Approved


Email CDOT

City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved

Comments: Approved. Thank you.

Email City of Fort Collins

Code Compliance

Status: Approved


Email Code Compliance

Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved


Email Colorado State Patrol

County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: We have received notice of your Land Use special event permit application that indicates that you intend to serve alcohol at your event. A special event liquor permit application must be submitted to the Clerk and Recorders office no less than 30 days prior to your event. The application and requirements may be found at https://www.larimer.org/clerk/recording/liquor/special-events. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you.


Logan has notified the Clerk & Recorder Department via email that alcohol is ONLY being stored, sold, and consumed within city limits at this event, and that a City Liquor Permit has been applied for.

No County Special Events Liquor Permit is required.

Thank you,


Email County Clerk and Recorder


Status: Approved


Email Engineering


Status: Approved

Comments: Food service for any post-race meal must be provided by a licensed caterer, temp event vendor or food truck(s). It is understood that Odell will be serving post-race beverages.

It is understood that aid stations will be available with water, energy drinks, and energy snacks. 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. It is understood that public restrooms are available along the Poudre Trail, but additional stations must be provided along the race course, as well as the start and finish of all the races.

Email Health

Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Due to this being an outdoor event, please be sure to monitor weather during the duration in order to allow an appropriate amount of time for notification should the need arise.

Email Larimer County Emergency Management

Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


Email Parks & Open Lands

Poudre Canyon Fire District

Status: Approved

Comments: Have you had a chance to talk with the PCVFD EMS Coordinator and/or Capt. Kelly Falbo about posting EMTs? And if our arrangements will be the same as in previous years?

Thanks and chat with you soon.

Email Poudre Canyon Fire District

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)

Email Poudre Fire Authority

Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


Email Poudre Valley Hospital

Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you.

Email Risk Management

Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: No Conflicts

Email Road & Bridge


Status: Approved

Comments: Approved based on meeting at the Ranch Complex 03-27-19

Email Sheriff

Final Disposition


Congratulations your Special Event has been approved. Please print your approval and have it available, should you need it, during your event.

Kind regards,