Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5916   Event: Spring Equinox Half Marathon & 4-Mile
Application Date: 10/07/2021    Event Date: 03/20/2022
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:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: http://equinoxhalfmarathon.com/
Start/Finish at Anheuser-Busch, 2351 Busch Drive
Half Marathon - out and back course:
Busch Drive: 0.4 miles
Richards Lake Rd/CR 52: 1.8 miles
Turnberry: 1 mile
N CR11: 1.2 miles
E CR56: 2.2 miles

Busch Drive: 0.4 miles
Richards Lake Road: 0.8 miles
N Giddings Road/CR 9: 1 Mile
Mountain Vista: 1 mile
Busch Drive: 0.8 miles

7th Annual event - Going back to the same race routes as 2019 & previous years - Half Marathon and 4 Mile run/walk starting and finishing at Anheuser-Busch (see attached course map).

Half Marathon is an out and back course run on the shoulder/bike lane turning around in the parking lot of the Chapel of The Annunciation at 290 E. County Road (The Chapel has given approval for the use of their parking lot).

4-Mile runs the square mile of county roads from AB Tour Center (City of Fort Collins Special Event permit also applied for) in the large shoulder/bike lane of Richards Lake Road, CR9, Mountain Vista, and Busch Drive.

Anheuser-Busch Biergarten is a licensed premise for the service of beer and all alcohol will be confined to their designated beer garden area so event will not be applying for a separate special event liquor license.

Estimated Participants: 500   Estimated Spectators: 25

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

   Sun. 03/20/2022: 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 02/14/2022
COI Added

2. Date Submitted: 02/17/2022
Traffic Control Plan Added. Portion of course that requires law enforcement is within City of Fort Collins so I have a request for the crossing at Richards Lake Road and & CR9 to be staffed by City Police.

3. Date Submitted: 02/21/2022
Participant waiver added

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved


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City of Fort Collins

Status: Not Reviewed Yet


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Colorado State Patrol

Status: Not Reviewed Yet


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County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: Alcohol is only being served in the confines of a licensed premise. A special event liquor license will not need to be issued.

Thank you,

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Status: Approved

Comments: Route maps received 02/14/2022 MJ

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Status: Approved

Comments: The Health Department has no significant concerns and ask that the standard requirements are followed for race events:
=Portable restrooms shall be provided with adequate trash receptacles throughout the course route on County roads.
=Please keep food and beverage service at aid stations limited to water, energy drinks, gels, and other prepackaged/shelf-stable food items. (Application states prepacked.)
=Water (and prepared energy drinks) shall be from a public, treated water supply transported and dispensed in clean food grade containers.
=Adequate trash receptacles shall be provided at the aid stations throughout the run route.
=Provide first aid kits at aid stations for minimal injuries as well as effective communication services in the event of an emergency.
=It is acknowledged that restrooms, licensed food and beverage service, are provided t the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved

Comments: 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.

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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: Contact the Sheriff's Administration Secretary no later than 3 weeks before the event if Deputy Sheriffs will be used for your traffic post. 498-5107.

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Final Disposition