Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson

Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 771   Event: Towers 10K
Application Date: 10/15/2013    Event Date: 04/26/2014
Organization: Gnar Runners   Phone:
Address: 5001 Overhill Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Contact 1 Name: Pete Stevenson
Address: 3117 Azalea Dr
Fort Collins CO 80526
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Type of Event: Other
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

Race check in will bet set up at the Soderberg Trailhead.
The start and finish will be at the base of Towers Rd. The route will run 5k to the top of Towers and back down again. Exact start/finish and turn around points will be determined once we have a chance to get an accurate measurement.
Tables and tents for the post race awards will be set up at the base of Towers at the finish line leaving the Soderberg trailhead open to park users.
Towers is wide enough to remain open to park users and/or spectators during the event. We can keep a path open between Swan Johnson and Shoreline to make sure other park users can easily access the valley and Sawmill trails.

Setup & Parking Volunteers: 5:00am
Runner Check In: 5:30am to 6:45am
Race Start: 7:00am
Race End: 9:15am
Clean up and leave by: 10:30am

Aid Station
One water station at the top of Towers with volunteers to check runner’s numbers at the turn around.

Carpool parking can be offered at the Soderberg trailhead. All other runner and volunteer vehicles can park at the Marina lot. Any additional spectators will need to purchase a park pass.

Signs will be posted 1-2 weeks in advance at all park access points (Lory trailheads, Blue Sky, Soderberg, and park border crossings) to notify users of the event. We will also send announcements to Overland Mountain Biking group and Team Bob to inform as many mountain bikers as possible. The event will also be listed in the Coloradoan event calendar.

Estimated Participants: 300   Estimated Spectators: 20
   Sat. 04/26/2014: 5:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Citizen Information Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved

Comments: Please ensure that a detailed emergency communications plan is available, and that all staff and volunteers are familiar with the plan.

Food service at aid stations does not require a licensed vendor provided food and beverage service is limited to:

• Service of commercially prepared and individually packaged foods and beverages that do not require refrigeration. Examples include packaged candy, power bars, bottled water, soda or juice.

• Service of hot coffee, tea, instant hot beverages.

• Service of donuts, bagels or pastries that are commercially prepared and do not require refrigeration.

• Service of whole uncut fruits and vegetables.

• Service of water from a public supply transported and dispensed in clean containers designed for potable water service.

The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment is available to consult on food safety concerns, and on licensing provisions for vendors involving food service beyond that listed above. Information is available on our website at

Adequate toilets need to be provided at the start/finish area and as necessary at aid stations.

This event will occur on County open space. Details regarding the number of facilities and capacity for the event need to be coordinated with the Natural Resources Department.

Doug Ryan
Larimer County Department of Health and Environment
(970) 498-6777


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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Denied

Comments: 12/2/13 Application has been forwarded to area manager for review.

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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: More Information Needed

Comments: risk mgt needs:

1-copy of certificate of insurance with $1m in general liability coverage naming larimer county as additional insured and our mailing address is 200 w. oak st, #4000, Ft. Collins, co 80521.

2-copy of the blank participant waiver that each participant will be signing (don't need to see signatures).

if you have questions, call 970-498-5963

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