Resolution Run 5K

Presented by Berkana Rehabilitation Institute

Fort Collins, CO | Dec 31, 2020 | 6:00PM

Update 11/23/2020 – It is not yet determined whether the 2020 edition of the Resolution Run 5K will happen. As of tomorrow, Larimer County moves to Red Status for COVID-19 restrictions, and neither of our primary permit authorities have responded to the race’s permit application. If it does move forward in a traditional race format, know that there will be significant changes from the norm, including wave starts, mask and social distancing requirements, and no in-person awards ceremony.

If a traditional race is not approved, there is also the possibility of an alternative race format. Updates will be posted as available. Thank you for your patience, and stay safe & healthy this holiday season!

-Brad & Nick, Gnar Runners

Run out the old year, and welcome the new! One of Fort Collins’ oldest races, the Resolution Run, is back for its 36th year.

Get a head start on your New Years Resolution by enjoy a family-friendly, neighborhood streets 5K starting & finishing at Edora Pool Ice Center.
Kids, strollers, dogs & walkers welcome!
Finish in under 20:21 to earn a special prize!
The race is held after sunset – we’ll provide glow sticks by the bucket, and everyone is encouraged to show off their bright clothes and lights!

We’ll have the ice rink open at EPIC from 6-8p. Bring the family! They can skate while you run, and you can join in afterwards.

Shirt guarantee deadline is Wednesday, December 23.  We’ll order plenty of extras, but can’t guarantee to have your size if you register after that date.

The race is owned by Fort Collins Running Club and managed by Gnar Runners, hosts of the Horsetooth Half Marathon.

Entry fees include: gender-specific long-sleeve shirt (register by Dec 20 to guarantee a shirt), finisher’s mug, glow sticks, deluxe hot chocolate bar and a great time!

Location & Parking

Edora Pool Ice Center (1801 Riverside Ave) will be our host venue, with parking in their facility lot.
All packet pickup will be on race day at EPIC.


The Resolution Run 5K course will be a scenic, flat & fast loop course through the Parkwood neighborhood.
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The roads will still be open to normal vehicle traffic during the event. Please exercise good judgement at intersections. We will have as many course marshals as possible, but be aware at all times on the course, as drivers may not be expecting runners after dark.


5:00-5:45p – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up at EPIC
6:00p – Race Start
6:00-8:00p – Ice Skating open @ EPIC
7:00p – Awards, Prizes & Hot Cocoa at EPIC
Afterwards – go enjoy New Years Festivities!


Finisher’s mementos will be handed to you as you cross the finish line.
We will recognize the top 3 male and female finishers in each race in each of the following age groups:
9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Want to help out? We’re looking for course marshals, hot cocoa slingers, packet pickup, awards & more! Sign up here!


Want to be a race partner? The club is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, and welcomes all donations and sponsorships. Email or call Race Director Brad Bishop, (303) 946-9320.

Results & Photos

2019 Overall Results

2019 Age Group Results

2019 Photos – Link ad Ventures

2019 Photos – Cam Cross

2018 Results

2018 Photos – Aspen Ridge Photography

2018 Photos – The Coloradoan

More Info

Running @ Night
Be Visible: While most of us try to blend in, night runners can’t afford to. Loud colors with reflective material to catch passing headlights is a must. Add on a few flashing strobe lights (red for your back, white for your front) and you’ll be spotted sure.

Reflective Vest: Preferably a mid-weight version, this full zip vest will make sure you are seen and help to keep your core warm. The zipper means you can adjust your internal temp, a very nice feature in the event you do get warm.

Headlamp: Not required, but a really nice to have item. It will cut through the darkness, allowing you to pick the safest path. It also helps with the visibility issue. Newer models are light weight enough to clip on to your hat or visor without much weight.

Flashing Light: Similar to what bicycle commuters use, these simple lights are a cheap and effective way to make your presence known. Remember to keep the red flashing lights on your back and the white/clear ones on the front of your body. This will help drivers and fellow pedestrians know which way you are headed long before they can actually see you.

What Not To Bring: Your Headphones. You might be the next Yo-Yo-Ma, but running at night without the help of your ears dramatically increases your chances of injury or mishap. Save the music for your commute or the odd times you can get out in the daylight.

Weather on December 31 in Fort Collins can vary greatly. The averages for December are a high of 42F and a low of 17F degrees. Dress warmly.

Staying on Course
Racers need to stay on the permitted course. Runners who shortcut will not be eligible for awards.

Unforeseeable Circumstances
In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation of the race, race officials may end the race at any given time. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of the runners or officials.

Local Laws
Federal, State, and County laws and ordinances must be followed at all times.