Changing Aspen Leaves - RMNP

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Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 788   Event: Equinox Half Marathon & 5 Mile
Application Date: 12/02/2013    Event Date: 09/21/2014
Organization: Green Events   Phone:
Contact 1 Name: Lisa Sinclair
Address: 2863 Kansas Drive, E
Fort Collins CO 80525
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Ron Baker
Address: 330 S. Grant Ave
Fort Collins CO 80525
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Private Land
Poudre Canyon - Hwy 14

Half Marathon starting at the Mishawaka, running down the Poudre Canyon on Highway 14 and finishing on private land 0.5 miles before Ted's Place/Hwy 287. Five Mile race starting at Gateway Natural Area and finishing at the same location as the half marathon. Runners will be transported to both start areas by bus. Written confirmation from property owners at starting and finishing locations has been obtained.

Estimated Participants: 1000   Estimated Spectators: 150
   Sun. 09/21/2014: 6 AM - 1 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 02/21/2014
Certificate of insurance attached

Participant liability waiver attached

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Citizen Information Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved

Comments: Maintenance construction should be complete by date of race.

Email CDOT

Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved


Email Colorado State Patrol


Status: Approved

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

Email Engineering


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.

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


Email Health

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

Email Parks & Open Lands

Poudre Canyon Fire District

Status: Approved


Email Poudre Canyon Fire District

Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


Email Poudre Valley Hospital

Risk Management

Status: Approved


Email Risk Management

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.

Email Road & Bridge


Status: Approved


Email Sheriff

Final Disposition


Please print your permit and have it available on event day. :-)

Background Image: Changing Aspen Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park by Jeremy Hollis. All rights reserved.