The Annual Fort Collins FORTitude 10K

Rachel Rasmussen

In 2017, the Fort Collins FORTitude 10K was created with the hope of delivering an amazing experience to all that are involved. It was built through the collaboration of the City of Fort Collins, Visit Fort Collins, Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, Colorado State University, and the BOLDERBoulder Inc.

FORTitude supports and honors First Responders in Northern Colorado and has been a partner of Shields 616, a company that works to protect officers and first responders with innovative gear, since 2018. This year, on September 2nd, the FORTitude 10K starts west of the CSU campus and ends at Canvas Stadium on the Sonny Lubick Field.


The race celebrates Fort Collins and its beauty, as the course weaves through various neighborhoods and landmarks like City Park, downtown Fort Collins, and the CSU campus. At the end of the race there is a salute to First Responders that includes skydivers, the National Anthem, and stories shared of fallen officers and their families.

The FORTitude 10K embodies the idea to invite all levels of runners to enjoy the fun and challenges of the race through its battle cry “Go Fort and Conquer.” If you wish to take part in this exciting race feel free to call them at 303-444-RACE, email them at, or go online to for more information.