Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 7116   Event: Colorado Run
Application Date: 03/27/2023    Event Date: 05/27/2023
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://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 including Overland Trail (~1 mile), Dixon Canyon Road (~1 mile), South Centennial Drive (~1.8 miles), and W CR 38E (~1.3 miles).

South Overland Trail - 1 mile
Dixon Canyon Road - 1 mile
Centennial Drive - 1.8 miles
W County Rd 38E - 1.3 miles

44th annual Colorado Run 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. Runners will on the side of the road facing traffic throughout the course.

Estimated Participants: 450   Estimated Spectators: 25

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

   Sat. 05/27/2023: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 03/27/2023
Traffic Control Plans

2. Date Submitted: 03/30/2023
Green Events Inc info

3. Date Submitted: 03/30/2023
Event contingency and emergency plan

4. Date Submitted: 03/31/2023
The event is specifically scheduled on Memorial Day weekend because it is a fundraiser for the Veteran’s Plaza and it is part of their celebration event in Spring Canyon Park that weekend. We specifically do a ruck march for this reason which makes the route important for the challenge of the uphill. We are updating the 10k course time limit to 2 hours as the slowest finishers for the past several years have been 1:30-2:00 and the last mile of the course is on the bike path. The majority (90%) of the participants finish in 1:15 or faster for the 10k.

5. Date Submitted: 04/24/2023
Moving 10k start time to 7:00 am (previously 8:00 am) in order to have runners off the road earlier.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved

Comments: Conditional approval, based on receiving final special event permit from City of Fort Collins.

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Status: Approved

Comments: Route maps received. 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 race course on County roads, as well as the and start/finish areas. -Food and beverage service at aid stations shall be limited to water, energy drinks, gels, and other prepackaged/shelf-stable food items that do not require preparation or refrigeration. (Application states packaged.) -Water for drinking and preparing energy drinks shall be from a public, treated water supply, and transported and dispensed in clean food grade containers. -Provide first aid kits at aid stations for minimal injuries as well as effective communication services in the event of an emergency throughout race course. Ensure volunteers and staff are familiar with the emergency action and communications plan. -Food for post-race events shall be provided by vendors that hold a 2023 Colorado Retail Food License (restaurants/grocery/caterers), or a 2023 Larimer County Temporary Event Permit.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved


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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved


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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: Has the community been notified that Centennial Drive will be closed and are you planning on certified flagger or law enforcement for the lane closure? You must contact Sheriff Admin staff at 498-5108, to schedule any law enforcement support.

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Final Disposition


Hi Lisa,

Congratulations! Your special event permit has been approved.

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

The start time of the event is 7:00 am to allow runners to e off the roads earlier.

Have fun!