Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 714   Event: Colorado Marathon
Application Date: 05/09/2013    Event Date: 05/04/2014
Organization: Destination Sports   Phone:
Address: PO Box 371833, Denver, CO 80237
Contact 1 Name: Logan Martin
Address: 9888 E. Vassar Dr., K306
Denver CO 80231
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: http://www.thecoloradomarathon.com
Starting on Highway 14 at Steven's Gulch, the course runs down the Poudre Canyon to downtown Fort Collins. It will be the same course as prior years.

This is an established event (13th year in 2014). There is a full marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k. The full and half marathon both start in the Poudre Canyon. Participants run down Highway 14 before turning right on Highway 287 and then another right on County Road 54G before entering a bike path. We promise to leave all affected areas cleaner than when we found them.

Estimated Participants: 4500   Estimated Spectators: 10000
   Sun. 05/04/2014: 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 01/24/2014
Attached is the Additional Insured Certificate naming Larimer County and a copy of the blank participant waiver.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Status: Approved


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City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved

Comments: A City of Fort Collins special event permit application will need to be submitted.
City of Fort Collins special event permit issued.

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Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved

Comments: Under review by the CSP. I will update the status as soon as all requirements for a CSP permit are met. Thank you - Captain Marone 01/17/14

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Status: Approved

Comments: Currently we don't have any construction related issues with this event. If things change I will update this page.

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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 http://larimer.org/health/ehs/food.asp.

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

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


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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved

Comments: 1/17/14 Application has been forwarded to area manager for review.
1/21/14 This event does not appear to affect areas managed by the Department of Natural Resources

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Poudre Canyon Fire District

Status: Approved

Comments: Got it worked out with Logan. Thanks Logan. Hope it's a great race.

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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved

Comments: The size of this event requires special attention from the Poudre Fire Authorities based on expected crowd size and or road closure and access to and around the event. Based on these findings the event manager will be contacted by a Fire Inspection Coordinator to coordinate the creation of an Incident Action Plan in case of unforeseen emergencies.
PFA will charge for the compensation of off duty personnel that are used to staff events at the discretion of the plans reviewer and the Operations Chief. Below is a table referencing common charges of PFA employees and fire equipment? The Operations Chief can deviate from the below table based on certain needs of employment that are defined in the IAP for that event. These charges shall be discussed prior to the event receiving its final approval and are the responsibility of the event manager to confirm final charges are known and how compensation of the charges will be collected.

CSS Plans reviewer: $60.00 per hour includes site walk through.
Battalion Chief: $57.00 per hour includes plan review, IAP process and on site incident command.
Fire Fighter: $41.00 per hour includes on site emergency care and fire prevention
Command post: 250 per day IC Post, radio and planning equipment.
Emergency Access:
An emergency access path of no less that 20’ wide shall be maintained free and clear of all immovable objects on streets and fire apparatus access roads at all times during the event. Road blocks may be placed on public streets to prevent traffic from crossing, but cannot block emergency travel. If road blocks are used ensure staff is available to remove barricade should emergency travel be necessary. (2006 IFC, 503.1).
Tent Permits:
Any tent or air supported membrane structure greater than 400 square feet requires a tent permit. Any canopy over 800 square feet also requires this permit. The application for a tent permit can be found at www.pfafireprevention.org under the permits tab.

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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved

Comments: Please contact me for finalizing EMS IAP's for this event at 970-217-2846.

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Risk Management

Status: Approved


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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: This event does not conflict with any currently planned or scheduled road maintenance or construction activities. Event promoters are reminded that they are not to post event signs on traffic sign posts within the public road Right-Of-Way or paint on the surface of the road.

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Status: Approved


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