|By Marketwire .||
|September 26, 2012 04:00 AM EDT||
FORT COLLINS, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/26/12 -- Northern Colorado gym and fitness programs supporter, Fort Collins Club, is proud to serve as one of the many generous sponsors for the Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Run. All proceeds are to benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County. The Thanksgiving Day Run is meant for everyone, and all runners, walkers and kids are invited to kick off their holiday season with the annual community event on Thursday, November 22, 2012. Interested participants can pre-register in person at the Fort Collins Club, Runner's Roost or Altitude Running (formerly known as Foot of the Rockies) before the race or downtown on Thanksgiving Day. Online registration is available at http://timberlinetiming.com/FCThanksgivingDayRun.html.
The annual four mile event is known as the biggest and most competitive race located in Fort Collins, with cash prizes ranging from $50-$600 for the top five male and female overall finishers and the top three "Masters" or age 40 and over participants. The main four mile race starts at approximately 9:00 a.m. with the start just north of the College Ave. and Mountain Ave. intersection. The course heads south on College Ave., west on Mulberry St., through City Park on South Bryan St. and east on Mountain Ave. and finishes at Oak St. Plaza.
The Thanksgiving Day Run even has youth activities available, including the free Gobble Gobble Kids' Run. All children are invited to race down one third of a mile down College Ave. to receive a finisher's ribbon and prize. Participants meet by the Silver Grill banner hanging in Oak St. Plaza at 8:45 a.m. The event also has a "Kids Run 4 Miler Free" discount to meet every family's fitness programs goals. In the spirit of keeping families healthy and active together, not to mention keeping the event affordable, one child 10 or younger may run the Thanksgiving Day Run free (non-timed) when registered with a paying adult.
Entry fees for those who register before race day are $30 for adults and $20 for ages 11-14. On the race morning all entry fees increase by $10. All entry fees include technical tee shirts. Race packet pickup for pre-registered runners are available for pickup at the Fort Collins Club on Wednesday, November 21, 12 to 7 p.m., or at Beach House Grill on race morning, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for donation at the packet pickup locations. Support the vision of the Food Bank for Larimer County and serve as a good example for those participating in Thanksgiving Day Race youth activities to ensure that Larimer County all residents are hunger-free this holiday season.
Fort Collins Club is a consistent and longtime supporter of community athletic events in Fort Collins. Hosting two triathlons, one kid's triathlon and the Thanksgiving Day Run each year, the Fort Collins Club is passionate about adult and youth activities in the Fort Collins area. For more information about the Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Run, or to learn more about the Fort Collins Club and its fitness programs, visit www.fortcollinsclub.net or call 970-224-2582.