Frequently Asked Questions
Everyone will receive a Race Shirt, bib with a Official Timing Chip, finisher’s certificate, commemorative training calendar, snacks, a drink, and of course your FORTitude GuaRUNtee.
Early StartSept. 3, 2018 - July 4, 2019
Special pricing is available for Kids 14 & under and Seniors 65+.
What, when and where is the FORTitude 10K?
What: The FORTitude 10K takes participants on a scenic course through Fort Collins passing landmarks like City Park and CSU campus as well as weaving through classic Fort Collins neighborhoods like Avery and Mountain Avenue. The race finishes at the Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium where students, faculty, and the Fort Collins community will get to experience the grand finale. Everyone’s invited!
When: Labor Day – September 2, 2019
Where: The race begins at Shields and Elizabeth Street, next to the Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colorado, and ends at Colorado State University’s new Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium.
When does registration open?
Is there a cap?
Space is limited to the first 10,000 runners for FORTitude 10K and we do expect it to sell out. Make sure you register early to reserve your space!
How do the waves work?
We want you to run, jog, or walk at your speed. There are over 20 waves in the FORTitude, each organized by pace. The first 6-8 waves are designed and reserved for runners who finish faster than 62 minutes. Use your BolderBOULDER time or ColderBOLDER time from the past 12 months, or provide any other race results from a race two miles or longer within 12 months of the FORTitude 10K, and we’ll place you in the fastest wave possible. It’s important to register according to your anticipated pace. All other waves are open to everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Can I change waves once I register?
If you want to change waves or run in a qualified wave, we can make that happen, assuming there are still bibs available in the wave you want. For $10, bib changes can be done at the solutions tent on race day or through our race office. To request a bib change, please email us. Keep in mind that you won’t be allowed to move up to a faster wave on race day.
Will there be prizes?
Awards will be given to the top 10 men and women in their respective age groups. Age group champions begin at six years old and go up to the oldest registered participant that completes the race.
How about parking and transportation?
We encourage everyone to car pool, use public transportation, or take advantage of the New Belgium Bike Check. Information about all transportation including parking can be found here.
Is there anything I can’t do?
In order to keep everyone on their feet, we don’t allow pets, inline skates, strollers, or costumes that extend beyond the body. There are no refunds, exchanges or transfers on registration fees, but if you sign up and don’t run, you can take advantage of our FORTitude GuaRUNtee.
Are there hidden 'extras and fees'?
Nope. Unlike other sports, running is pure. It’s just you, a pair of shoes, and a route. We don’t think any pure sport should include a bunch of hidden fees. That’s why, unlike other races, we don’t have added online fees or handling charges. The only add-on’s are for shipping (if you choose) and/or extra gear or food if you want them.
What do I get in my race package?
Other races are giving less and less, but we work hard to give you more. Beyond the beautiful setting and amazing finish, you’ll experience the city of Fort Collins and on course bands. Everyone will receive a Race Shirt, bib with a Official Timing Chip, finisher’s certificate, commemorative training calendar, a coupon for a free pair of Swiftwick socks, snacks, drink, and of course your FORTitude GuaRUNtee. Plus, our race sponsors and partners offer more samples and discounts then you could shake a race bib at.
What if I lose my bib?
No problem. For $10 we can issue you a new bib at the solutions tent on race day or through our race office. To request a new bib, please email us.
Is the event timed?
Yes. BolderBOULDER was the first mass-participation race to offer high-tech tag timing to every entrant. When you get your race packet, you’ll receive a tag that’s already attached to your bib. You will leave it on your bib, and this is how we track your time. It not only gives you a total time, the tag will track your running splits every mile, and you’ll get a text message immediately following the race with your finish time. When you’re done you don’t even have to return the tag!
Where can I get my results?
We know that most times, it’s all about your time. That’s why FORTitude has got the most seamless, advanced results of any 10K in the world. You can view your results online for those six-years-old and over here. Later in October you will get an official finisher certificate with full readout about your race in the mail.
Where will the course go?
The FORTitude 10K takes runners on a scenic yet altitude challenging course through Fort Collins, passing landmarks like City Park and CSU campus, as well as weaving through picturesque Avery and Mountain Ave. neighborhoods. The race finishes at the Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium where students, faculty, and the Fort Collins community will get to experience the grand finale. Everyone’s invited!
Will there be aid offered for the runners along the course?
There will be aid stations at the start, the finish and mile 2, 3, 4, and 5. We will also place portable toilets at the start and along the course. There will also be emergency response available.
Will there be an Expo?
Yes, runners can expect a post-race expo including exhibitions, demos, samples, and more.
Can I volunteer?
Absolutely! For more information on how to volunteer for the FORTitude 10K please e-mail Maddy Peavy, our Community Programs Manager.
When and where do I pick up my packet?
Packet pick-up locations are listed as you register online and you can pick the location that is the most convenient for you.
If you have selected race weekend pick up you can get your packet at Moby Arena in the Bob Davis Room Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am – 6:00pm and at the start area (Moby Arena Parking Lot) on race day from 7:00am – 8:35am.
Moby Arena – Bob Davis Room 951 W. Plum Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Can I bike to the start line?
Yes! The New Belgium Bike Check is located at the start area and you can check your bike for FREE starting at 7:00am.
How can I become a sponsor/expo vendor?
For more information on becoming a FORTitude 10K sponsor or expo vendor, please e-mail our sponsor and expo department here.
What if I'm not running but want to join in on the fun?
Not running? Come early to watch the start of the race, then walk a short distance to the stadium to see your friends, family, and your neighbors finish. Then watch the USA Pro Chase Race starting at 10:30 am, with the winner finishing around 11:02 am. Be at the Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium to cheer these athletes on for the final sprint!
Where can I store my stuff?
If you need to store something on race day, leave it with us at the start line and then pick it up near the finish! Our Gear Check will be available near the start line starting at 7:00am. The Gear Check will move to the Finish at the corner of Lake and Meridian (south side of stadium) at 8:35am and will close at 12:00pm. Gear Check tickets are available as an add-on during registration and are available on race day. We ask that you don’t store valuables at Gear Check.
Where should I park?
We encourage everyone to take advantage of the FREE New Belgium Bike Check, runner drop off zone, and shuttle services offered on race day. If you are driving to the event, check out our parking map and all other transportation information here.
Photo by Grant Smith