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Long View Marathon & Half Marathon
10/05/19 7:30am - 1:30pm
Foote Lagoon Amphitheatre, 500 E. 3rd St., Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Sara McWattersPhone: 9702159642E-mail: info@sweetheartcityracing.comEvent Website
Cost: $50-120
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Start

The Long View Marathon will start at City Park in Fort Collins, CO (1500 W. Mulberry St, 80521) at 7:30a on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

The Long View Half Marathon will start on Fossil Creek Parkway immediately west of Fossil Creek Park in Fort Collins, CO (5821 S. Lemay Ave, 80525) at 8:00a on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Finish

The Long View Marathon & Half Marathon will finish at the Foote Lagoon Amphitheater in Loveland, CO (300 N Adams St, 80537). Final race cut-off will be 1:30p (Marathon – 6hrs; Half Marathon – 5.5hrs).

Gear Bags

Runners can leave a *small* gear bag at the start with any clothing they need transported to the finish. Your bib number must be clearly visible on the outside of the bag so you can claim your bag from the finish.

 

Bags must be deposited for transportation no later than 15 minutes before the start.

Parking

Marathon Start:
Parking will be available within City Park. A parking map is coming soon.

Half Marathon Start:
Parking will be available within Fossil Creek, with overflow parking on city streets. The walk from the main parking to the start line is approximately 0.7mi. A parking map is coming soon.

Finish:
There is limited parking immediately at the Foote Lagoon Amphitheatre, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Overflow parking on city streets. A parking map is coming soon.

Shuttles

Free shuttle buses back to race starts at City Park and Fossil Creek Park will be available from the Foote Lagoon between 10:00am and 3:00pm. 

Map

 

Fluid Stations

There will be 12 fluid stations along the Marathon route and 5 for the Half Marathon. Stations will be stocked with water and sports drink. First-aid kits and portable toilets will also be available at aid stations.

Sites and mileages are tentative.

Location Marathon Half
Poudre High School 2.0mi
Hughes Stadium 4.4mi
Cottonwood Glen Park 5.7mi
Fossil Creek Underpass 7.8mi
Taft Hill Underpass 8.9mi
Pleasant Hill Lane 11.2mi
Fossil Creek Park 13.2mi
Trilby Road 14.8mi 1.5mi
County Road 30 17.6mi 4.3mi
Boyd Lake North 19.6mi 6.3mi
Boyd Lake South 22.1mi 9.0mi
Allendale Park 24.1mi 11.0mi

Schedule

Friday, October 4
2:00-7:00PM – Packet Pickup & Pre-Race Expo (Location TBD)

Saturday, October 5
6:00AM – Race Day Marathon Packet Pickup opens @ City Park
7:15AM – Race Day Marathon Packet Pickup Closes
7:30AM – Marathon Start
7:00AM – Race Day Half Marathon Packet Pickup opens @ Fossil Creek Park
8:15AM – Race Day Half Marathon Packet Pickup Closes
8:00AM – Half Marathon Start
8:30AM – Finish Line, Party & Expo Opens @ Foote Lagoon Amphitheater
10:00AM – Shuttle buses from Finish to Fossil Creek Park (Half Marathon Start) and City Park (Marathon Start) begin.
10:30AM – Marathon Fossil Creek Aid Station Cut-Off (Mile 13.2)
11:00AM – Awards Ceremony @ Foote Lagoon Amphitheater
1:30PM – Finish Cut-Off (Mile 26.2/13.1)
2:00PM – Final shuttle buses from Finish to City Park or Fossil Creek Park
2:00PM – Finish Party & Expo Closes

Spectator Access

While the full course is open to the public, please respect both the runners and local residents by not impeding traffic or parking in non-designated areas. We recommend the following spots for best trail access and parking for spectators.

  • Poudre High School (Mile 2.0)
  • Spring Canyon Park (Mile 6.5)
  • Taft Hill Road (Mile 8.9) – Limited Parking
  • College Avenue – East Side (Mile 12.0)
  • Fossil Creek Park (Miles 12.8-14)
  • Carpenter Road (Mile 16.5 / 3.4)
  • Boyd Lake State Park (Miles 20-23 / 7-10) – Must Have Colorado State Parks Pass
  • Seven Lakes Park (Mile 23.8 / 10.7)
  • Eisenhower Boulevard – North Side (Mile 24.5 / 11.4)

 

Rules of Competition

  1. Obey all traffic signals and traffic control personnel (runners, crews and spectators).
  2. No littering. Place trash in bins, hand to race volunteers, or drop in designated cup drop zones immediately following aid stations.
  3. The cut-off for the Marathon is 6 Hours, and for the Half Marathon 5.5 Hours.
  4. To continue the second half of the Marathon, you must leave the Fossil Creek Fluid Station (mile 13.2) by 3 hours elapsed race time.
  5. No course cutting, early starts, late starts or alterations. You must run the full marked distance to be given credit for a finish.
  6. Your bib must be worn on the front and visible at all aid stations.
  7. Do not transfer your official bib number or timing device to anyone or any organization for any purpose, including charity auction, lottery, or other fundraising efforts.
  8. Do not act in a manner which, in the judgment of the race officials, interferes with race operations, other participants, or the integrity of the competition.

Time Cut-Offs

Runners have a total of 6 hours to complete the Marathon. This is an average pace of 13:45 per mile.

Runners have a total of 5.5 to complete the Half Marathon.

Pace Groups

We are plan to offer pacing for the following time goals:

Marathon:

  • 3:15 (7:27 per mile pace)
  • 3:30 (8:01 per mile pace)
  • 3:45 (8:35 per mile pace)
  • 4:00 (9:10 per mile pace)
  • 4:30 (10:18 per mile pace)
  • 5:00 (11:27 per mile pace)

Half Marathon:

  • 1:30 (6:52 per mile pace)
  • 1:45 (8:01 per mile pace)
  • 2:00 (9:10 per mile pace)
  • 2:15 (10:18 per mile pace)
  • 2:30 (11:30 per mile pace)
  • 2:45 (12:45 per mile pace)

If you are interested in volunteering as a pace group leader, please contact us.

Weather

October weather on Colorado’s Front Range can be somewhat unpredictable. Typically, you can expect morning lows in the mid 30s and daytime highs in the 60s. Some years have seen snow, some years have seen temperatures in the 80s. Fort Collins averages 300 days of sunshine a year. Expect blue skies, but come prepared for anything.

Packet Pickup & Expo

Pre-Race Packet Pickup and Expo will be on Friday, October 4 from 2:00-7:00PM. Location is TBD.

Those wishing to drink a beer at the post-race party have the option of showing proof of age and receiving and attaching their +21 wristband at packet pickup. 

To speed up the check-in process, you will be able to look up your bib number online beginning race week:

Race day packets and registration will be available at each start line, from 6:00-7:15AM in City Park for the Marathon and 6:30-7:45AM in Fossil Creek Park for the Half Marathon. The races will start promptly at 7:30 and 8:00AM, so we will be enforcing a strict cut-off on the deadline to pick up packets.

 

FAQ

How did the Long View Marathon come to be?

At the completion of the Long View and Front Range Bike Paths in Summer 2018, a dream to connect the towns of Fort Collins and Loveland by foot under the auspices of a timed race became possible. The route between the twin communities allows runners to access some of the most beautiful natural areas in the plains immediately adjacent to Northern Colorado’s towering Front Range Mountains.

That realization sparked a simultaneous vision in both Fort Collins-based Gnar Runners and Loveland-based Sweetheart City Racing. How better to showcase this special connection than creating an annual running celebration between the two towns and running communities. The Long View Marathon and Half Marathon represents a unique collaborative experience for runners to enjoy!

Who are the Race Organizers?

Founded in 2011, Gnar Runners annually manages Fort Collins’ running crown jewel, the Horsetooth Half Marathon, in addition to numerous other road, trail and ultrarunning events.

Sweetheart City Racing brings the experience of six annual races up to 25K across Loveland’s streets and bike paths.

Through this partnership, their combined experience gives runners a one-of-a-kind taste of Colorado’s acclaimed racing scene.

Upcoming Events

5/27/19 6:30am - 8:30am
Contact: Sheron Buchele RowlandE-mail: lovelandartistscollective@gmail.comEvent Website

Loveland Artists Collective meeting

Check the website www.lovelandartistcollective.com for more information.

 

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5/27/19 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Loveland Creator Space, 320 N Railroad Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Mary Connole

All are welcome to attend the open Monday meeting to discuss what's going on this week in Loveland and at Loveland CreatorSpace and to talk about or request help for their projects. You do not need to be a member to attend.

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5/31/19 6:00pm - 9:30pm
The Foundry Plaza, From 1st to 3rd Streets Between Cleveland & Lincoln Avenues, Loveland, CO 80537

Join us Downtown at The Foundry for our One Sweet Summer Event Series! The series will encompass a wide variety of events from concert series to farmers markets, kids events and outdoor movies.

Join us the LAST Friday of May, June and July for Downtown Blues Concerts! Gather at 6 pm to find your spot on the lawn and grab a local brew. Music will start at 6:30pm and run through 9:30pm featuring an opening act followed by a headlining band each night.   

Food will be available by Piggin Out BBQ and Origins Pizza, and beer will be poured by one of our various Downtown Breweries (rotating schedule).

May 31st -  Warming up our dancing shoes with A.J. Fullerton, dancing the night away will be The Blues Dogs

June 28th - Warming up our dancing shoes with 50 Shades of Blue, dancing the night away will be ThreeShots

July 26th - Warming up our dancing shoes with Queen Bee & The Stingers, dancing the night away will be Johnny and the Mongrels

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5/31/19 6:00pm - 9:30pm
The Foundry Plaza, From 1st to 3rd Streets Between Cleveland & Lincoln Avenues, Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Loveland Downtown DistrictPhone: 970-541-4335E-mail: info@lovelandpartnership.orgEvent Website
Cost: Free

Join us Downtown for One Sweet Summer Downtown Event Series!    The series will encompass a wide variety of events from concert series to farmers markets, kids events and outdoor movies.

Join us the LAST Friday of May, June and July for Downtown Blues Nights!   Gather at 6 pm to find your spot on the lawn and grab a local brew.  Music will start at 6:30 pm and run through 9:30 pm featuring an opening act followed by a band each night.   

BBQ will be available by Piggin Out BBQ,  Pizza by Origins Pizza, and beer will be poured by one of our various Downtown Breweries (rotating schedule).

May 31st-  Warming up our dancing shoes with- A.J. Fullerton,   dancing the night away will be The Blues Dogs

June 28th- Warming up our dancing shoes with- 50 Shades of Blue, dancing the night away will be ThreeShots

July 26th- Warming up our dancing shoes is Queen Bee & The Stingers,  dancing the night away will be Johnny and the Mongrels

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6/01/19 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost: Music Donation

The Jazz Cafe-Artspace Pavillion

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6/05/19 8:30pm - 10:30pm
The Foundry Plaza, From 1st to 3rd Streets Between Cleveland & Lincoln Avenues, Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Loveland Downtown DistrictPhone: 970-541-4335E-mail: info@lovelandpartnership.org
Cost: FREE

Join us Downtown for our One Sweet Summer Downtown Event Series!   The series will encompass a wide variety of events from concert series to farmers markets, kids events and outdoor movies.

For the month of June, join us on Wednesday Nights for Outdoor Movie Night! Movies will start at dusk, and feature some summertime classics. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, popcorn will be available!

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6/10/19 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Loveland Downtown Partnership & Downtown Development Authority, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. , Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Sonja Rosenberger| Executive Assistant (M-Th 9-5)Phone: 970.541.4333E-mail: srosenberger@lovelandpartnership.orgEvent Website

Loveland DDA Board Meeting
Second Monday of the Month at 4:00 pm

 

 

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6/11/19 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Foundry Plaza, From 1st to 3rd Streets Between Cleveland & Lincoln Avenues, Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Loveland Downtown DistrictE-mail: info@lovelandpartnership.orgEvent Website
Cost: Free

Join us Downtown for our One Sweet Summer Downtown Event Series! The series will encompass a wide variety of events from concert series to farmers markets, kids events and outdoor movies.

In partnership with the Rialto Theater's Kids Summer Movie Club  we will host some fun on the plaza! Come early to their 10 am movie then come out to the plaza for some fun in the sun-  splash pad, kids activities, music, food and more!  OR join us on the plaza before heading into the 2 pm movie showing at the Rialto.

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6/14/19 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Downtown Loveland District, Loveland , CO 80537
Cost: Free

Visit our Night on the Town Page for detailed events and information!

 

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6/17/19 8:00am - 9:00am
Loveland Downtown Partnership & Downtown Development Authority, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. , Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Sonja Rosenberger| Executive Assistant (M-TH 9-5)Phone: 970.541.4333E-mail: srosenberger@lovelandpartnership.orgEvent Website

Loveland Downtown Partnership (LDP) Board Meeting

 

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6/18/19 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Foundry Plaza, From 1st to 3rd Streets Between Cleveland & Lincoln Avenues, Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Loveland Downtown PartnershipE-mail: info@lovelandpartnership.org
Cost: free

Join us Downtown for One Sweet Summer Downtown Event Series!    The series will encompass a wide variety of events from concert series to farmers markets, kids events and outdoor movies.

In partnership with the   Rialto Theater's Kids Summer Movie Club   we will host some fun on the plaza!   Come early to their 10 am movie then come out to the plaza for some fun in the sun-  splash pad, kids activities, music, food and more!    OR join us on the plaza before heading into the 2 pm movie showing at the Rialto.

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7/09/19 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Foundry Plaza, From 1st to 3rd Streets Between Cleveland & Lincoln Avenues, Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Loveland Downtown DistrictE-mail: info@lovelandpartnership.org
Cost: FREE

Join us Downtown at The Foundry for our One Sweet Summer Event Series! The series will encompass a wide variety of events from concert series to farmers markets, kids events and outdoor movies.


In partnership with the Rialto Theater's Kids Summer Movie Club  we will host some fun on the plaza! Come early to their 10 am movie then come out to the plaza for some fun in the sun-  splash pad, kids activities, music, food and more!  OR join us on the plaza before heading into the 2 pm movie showing at the Rialto.

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7/10/19 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Foundry Plaza, From 1st to 3rd Streets Between Cleveland & Lincoln Avenues, Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Loveland Downtown PartnershipE-mail: info@lovelandpartnership.org
Cost: free

Join us Downtown for One Sweet Summer Downtown Event Series!    The series will encompass a wide variety of events from concert series to farmers markets, kids events and outdoor movies.

Wednesdays will be the night to be downtown!  Join us on the plaza for all the locals-  great music, great local food, local beer, and local artists for kids activities.   Band line-up to be announced soon!      Music from 6pm-8pm then stay downtown and enjoy our various breweries, bars and restaurants.

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10/05/19 7:30am - 1:30pm
Foote Lagoon Amphitheatre, 500 E. 3rd St., Loveland, CO 80537
Contact: Sara McWattersPhone: 9702159642E-mail: info@sweetheartcityracing.comEvent Website
Cost: $50-120

Showcasing a unique city-to-city trail connection, the Long View Marathon and Half Marathon runs from Fort Collins to Loveland. Together, Gnar Runners and Sweetheart City Racing bring a unique collaboration to Colorado’s running scene in this one-of-a-kind race event.

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10/12/19
Contact: Bronya WilckenPhone: 9702154756E-mail: bronya@teamplr.comEvent Website

ROPE FOR HOPE Fundraiser for House of Neighborly Service (presented by Over the Edge Global)

at The Foundry in Downtown Loveland

Saturday, Oct 12th, 2019

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