Father's Day 5k in Fort Collins benefits adaptive recreation

On Sunday, June 19, the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department will host the 19th annual Father’s Day 5k to support adaptive recreation and reduced-fee programs. The 5k begins at 8 a.m. on East Mountain Avenue. Online registration is available at fcgov.com/fathersday5k. You can also register at the race.

The Father’s Day 5k will take place on Sunday, June 19 in Downtown Fort Collins. Registration is from 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 a.m. The race is paired with the Healthy Kids Run Series and the Fit.Teen Run Series presented by UC Health. Races at the event include the 1-Mile Premium Race, Open 5k Run/Walk for men, women, and youth, the Father/Daughter and Father/Son Team Races, and the Wheelchair Race. Entry fees range from $10-$65.

New this year, the benefit run will also include an after race celebration and ceremony in Old Town Square featuring live music and a Health & Wellness Fair. The After Race Celebration and Health & Wellness Fair will open at race start. Brian Collins with the Seers will perform beginning at 8 a.m. Health professionals, food vendors, running outfitters, and recreation groups will be available with information. The splash pad will also be in operation.

Adaptive recreation programs at the City of Fort Collins allow for everyone, regardless of ability, to participate in recreation programming. The reduced-fee program supports individuals, regardless of income, to participate in recreation programming. If you need assistance to participate due to a disability, the City of Fort Collins will make accommodations for access to City programs, activities and services.

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