Fort Collins Community Homecoming 2004 Gears Up with 5k Race

The 2004 Community Homecoming Celebration will feature a 5K race at 8 a.m. Oct. 2 beginning on the Colorado State University Oval. The free Kid’s Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Oval after the 5K.   

     Registration for the race is $17 prior to Sept. 24, $21 prior to Oct. 1 and $25 on race day. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. Race entry includes a long-sleeved T-shirt. First, second and third place finishers in each division will receive a handcrafted piece of pottery by a local artist. Whether running or walking for fun, everyone is encouraged to participate.

     Participants in the Kid’s Fun Run race can choose to run either a .3 mile or .7 mile course. All finishers will receive a ribbon.  

     "We are excited this year to be part of the "Healthy Kids Run Series" and hope to see lots of children at the Kids’ Fun Run to be held after the 5 K and just before the parade arrives at Laurel Street," said Sheri Linnell, race coordinator.

Proceeds from the race will support the Heart Disease Prevention Program of the Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory at Colorado State. The Heart Disease Prevention Program provides screenings for all risk factors of heart disease. The screening includes personal and family history, a maximal treadmill text, examination by a physician, blood lipid analysis, body composition and much more.

To pre-register for the race, contact Colorado State’s Department of Health and Exercise Science at (970) 491-5081 or register online at or in person at Foot of the Rockies, 150 E. Harmony Road, Unit 2C or Runners Roost, 902 W. Drake Road, Suite 7.

     Free parking will be available at Colorado State’s Lory Student Center parking lot. The Colorado State Oval will be closed to traffic from all direction on the morning of the race.

Top level (gold level) race sponsors include Colorado State University Youth Sports Camps, Poudre Valley Health System, Peak Bar, RE/MAX and Triple Crown Sports. Silver level race sponsors include First National Bank, The Gym of the Rockies and Miramont Sport Center. Bronze level race sponsors include A Step Ahead Foot and Ankle Center, Colorado State University Bookstore, Heart Center of the Rockies, Higley Foundation, Gay and Karan Israel, Ren and Sharon Jensen, Markley Motors, Meurer and Associates, Norlarco Credit Union, Orthopaedic Center of the Rockies, Smith Investments and Progressive Living Structures.

For more information about the race, call 491-5081 or e-mail

     The course is flat and entirely on campus. Race organizers request that dogs not accompany runners or walkers.