Resolution Run 5K

Presented by Berkana Rehabilitation Institute

Fort Collins, CO | Dec 31, 2021


2021 Registration will open in early November, as we negotiate new permit requirements for this year.

THANK YOU to everyone who came out for our 2020 “alternative version”! Wow – 266 official finishers, plus plenty more who enjoyed an untimed stroll.

AND – A huge wow and congratulations to everyone – $1973.68 (and counting!) was donated by today’s participants to the COVID relief efforts of our local United Way chapter. Socks = knocked off!

While this year’s event was just for fun and bragging rights, please send any questions or corrections on the results to Handwriting decryption can lead to a few glitches.

Update 12/16/2020
Alrighty, we’ve got an approved plan in place for the 2020 Resolution Run 5K!

  • Run Day is December 31.
  • The start/finish at EPIC and course will be the same as last year.
  • The event is FREE, and no pre-registration required.
  • The course will be open all day, though 8:00a-7:00p. You are welcome to show up whenever you like. No mass start.
  • Masks are required in the start/finish area. No more than two households may start together, with a 1 minute gap between groups if needed.
  • When you arrive, you’ll sign in, get a pair of chips, and head out once you’re ready.
  • There will be unmanned timing stations at Mile 1 & 2, as well as finish timing.
  • We’ll have a collection of vintage shirts, mugs, and already-purchased-because-it-was-on-sale sparkling grape juice at the finish line. If you make a donation to our local chapter of the United Way for COVID relief efforts, you’re welcome to take your pick.
  • There’s also a bunch of leftover glow sticks we’ll start giving out once the sun sets.
  • No official race or awards – this is for fun & bragging rights only. 🙂

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

Location & Parking

Edora Pool Ice Center (1801 Riverside Ave) will be our host venue. There is no indoor component to this year’s event. Just show up & run, donate, cheer & head home happy. 🙂


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 traffic. While pedestrians *should* have the right away, please exercise good judgement at intersections. There will NOT be course marshals. The course will be well marked with black/yellow arrows (daytime) and blinky lights (nighttime). Especially at night, give traffic a wide berth.

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.

Unforeseeable Circumstances
In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation of the event, event officials may end the event 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.