Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5917   Event: Fall Equinox Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile
Application Date: 10/07/2021    Event Date: 09/18/2022
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 & Private Land
Website: https://equinoxhalfmarathon.com/
10.4 miles Buckhorn Canyon: Buckhorn Rd/Stove Prairie Rd from Ohana Way North to intersection with Hwy 14/Poudre Canyon Road.
15.7 miles Highway 14/Poudre Canyon Road - from Stove Prairie Rd to Finish line on private land 0.5 miles West of Ted's Place (intersection of Hwy 14 & 287)

Half Marathon - 13.1 miles on Poudre Canyon Road/Hwy 14 from the Mishawaka to Finish on private land. Running last 13.1 miles of Marathon course.

5 Mile - 5 miles on Poudre Canyon Road/Hwy 14 from Gateway to Finish. Running last 5 miles of Marathon and Half Marathon course.

All races finish in the same place on private land parcel #0814000021

10th Annual Event: Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile Running races
-Marathon start at Ohana Mountain Ranch
-Half Marathon start at the Mishawaka,
-5 Mile start at Gateway
East bound lane closure of Poudre Canyon Road From Stove Prairie Road to N CR29C - same as last 3 years.

Marathon race runs 10 miles in the Buckhorn Canyon from Ohana Ranch to the Poudre Canyon/Hwy 14 on Stove Prairie Road, turning right and running the rest of the race down the Poudre Canyon on Highway 14 and finishing on private land 0.5 miles west of Ted's Place/Hwy 287.
Half Marathon starts at the Mishawaka and runs down the Poudre Canyon in East bound lane to Finish area (last 13 miles of marathon course)
5-Mile race starts at Gateway Natural Area and runs last 5 miles of marathon & half marathon courses finishing at the same location.

Written approval from property owners at starting and finishing locations will be provided.

Estimated Participants: 1000   Estimated Spectators: 100

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

   Sun. 09/18/2022: 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 04/04/2022
Marathon Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29582876
Half Marathon Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21095020
5-Mile Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31104801

2. Date Submitted: 04/04/2022
Traffic Control Plans - planning on same traffic control plan as the 2021 event. See attached plans.

3. Date Submitted: 04/05/2022
Half Marathon & 5-Mile Course Maps

4. Date Submitted: 06/13/2022
Certificate of Insurance & Participant waiver

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved


Email CDOT

Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved


Email Colorado State Patrol


Status: Approved

Comments: Route maps received 06/13/2022 MJ

Email Engineering


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 at the start and finish areas, and throughout the course route on County roads.
=Please keep food and beverage service at aid stations and post-race limited to water, energy drinks, gels, energy bars, whole fruits, and other prepackaged/shelf-stable food items.
=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.
=The website description indicated that food will be provided, but it was not indicated who would prepare the food. Please be advised, food must be from a commercially approved source that holds a 2022 Colorado Retail Food License such as a restaurant, caterer, nonprofit, grocery store, etc to ensure safe food for race participants, staff, guests, etc. Please ensue an adequate handwashing station is setup at the open food handling area for food service. The sanitation company will have handwash stations avaible for rent, or handwashing station could be a do-it-yourself camping-style hand wash station/beverage cooler/receptacle with a flow control valve filled with warm water which is set up on a table with a bucket to collect graywater (to be dispensed in restrooms). Hand soap, dispensed paper towels and trash receptacle would also need to be provided.

Email Health

Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


Email Larimer County Emergency Management

Poudre Canyon Fire District

Status: Approved

Comments: Lisa, have you coordinated with Kellie on EMS posting yet? Have a wonderful race!!

Email Poudre Canyon Fire District

Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved


Email Poudre Fire Authority

Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Not Reviewed Yet


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: You must contact the Sheriff's Office admin at 970-498-5108, at least 3 weeks prior to this event if you are going to use Larimer County Deputies for traffic control.

Email Sheriff

Final Disposition


HI Lisa,

Your special event permit has been approved.

Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event".

Have a great day!