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Fort Collins to Loveland

Visit Fort Collins – Official Visitor Site

Visit Loveland – Official Visitor Site

Accommodations

TownePlace Suites Loveland is offering $159/night rooms from Sept 30 – Oct 2 through the link above.
They are located in downtown Loveland, 3 blocks from the finish line and many excellent local restaurants & shops. Book by August 31 to secure the group rate.

There are many fine hotels in the Fort Collins and Loveland areas. Check out the Visit Fort Collins and Visit Loveland websites.

Airport & Shuttles

Denver International Airport (DIA) is the closest major airport, 1 hour from downtown Fort Collins.

Groome Transportation offers frequent, affordable door-to-door airport shuttles.

There are also public transportation options:
RTD Commuter Rail transits between DIA and Denver’s Union Station
Bustang Commuter Bus travels between Union Station and Loveland/Fort Collins

Northern Colorado Regional Airport sits directly between Fort Collins and Loveland, and offers limited service to a select number of destinations, as well as facilities for private craft.

Directions

To Marathon Start - Edora Pool Ice Center, 1801 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525:

Google Maps Driving Directions – Marathon Start

Northbound on I-25 (Denver/Boulder):
Take Exit 268 to Prospect Ave Westbound
Continue for 2.4mi on Prospect Ave to Riverside Ave
Turn Left onto Riverside Ave and go 0.2mi to the entrance to the Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC)
Turn Right into EPIC and proceed to the SW corner of the lot for the race start and parking.

Southbound on I-25 (Cheyenne):
Take Exit 268 to Prospect Ave Westbound
Continue for 2.4mi on Prospect Ave to Riverside Ave
Turn Left on Riverside Ave and go 0.2mi to the entrance to the Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC)
Turn Right into EPIC and proceed to the SW corner of the lot for the race start and parking.

From Denver International Airport:
From the terminals, head westbound on Pena Ave for 4mi
Take Exit 6B onto E-470 Northbound (toll road)
Take Exit 47 onto I-25 Northbound
Take Exit 268 to Prospect Ave Westbound
Continue for 2.4mi on Prospect Ave to Riverside Ave
Turn Left on Riverside Ave and go 0.2mi to the entrance to the Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC)
Turn Right into EPIC and proceed to the SW corner of the lot for the race start and parking.

From Fairgrounds Park (Loveland):
Take S Railroad Ave 0.4mi north to E 1st St
Turn Right (east) onto E 1st St and go 0.1mi to US-287 N / Lincoln Ave
Turn Left (north) onto Lincoln Ave go 12.1mi north to E Prospect Rd
Turn Right (east) and go 1.7mi east to Riverside Ave
Turn Right on Riverside Ave and go 0.2mi to the entrance to the Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC)
Turn Right into EPIC and proceed to the SW corner of the lot for the race start and parking.

 

To Half Marathon Start - Fossil Creek Park, 5821 S. Lemay Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525:

Google Maps Driving Directions – Half Marathon Start

Northbound on I-25 (Denver/Boulder):
Take Exit 262 to CO-392 / Carpenter Rd Westbound
Continue for 3.7mi to Lemay Ave
Turn Right (northbound) on Lemay Ave and go 1.8mi to the entrance of Fossil Creek Park
From the T-intersection just after the park entrance, turn Left into the parking lot
Park and walk to the pavilion 100 yards west

Southbound on I-25 (Cheyenne):
Take Exit 265 to Harmony Rd Westbound
Continue for 3.3mi to Lemay Ave
Turn Left (southbound) on Lemay Ave and go 1.2mi to the entrance of Fossil Creek Park
From the T-intersection just after the park entrance, turn Left into the parking lot
Park and walk to the pavilion 100 yards west

From Denver International Airport:
From the terminals, head westbound on Pena Ave for 4mi
Take Exit 6B onto E-470 Northbound (toll road)
Take Exit 47 onto I-25 Northbound
Take Exit 262 to CO-392 / Carpenter Rd Westbound
Continue for 3.7mi to Lemay Ave
Turn Right (northbound) on Lemay Ave and go 1.8mi to the entrance of Fossil Creek Park
From the T-intersection just after the park entrance, turn Left into the parking lot
Park and walk to the pavilion 100 yards west

From Fairgrounds Park (Loveland):
Take S Railroad Ave 0.4mi north to E 1st St
Turn Right (east) onto E 1st St and go 0.1mi to US-287 N / Lincoln Ave
Turn Left (north) onto Lincoln Ave go 5.9mi north to Trilby Rd
Turn Right (eastbound) on Trilby Rd and proceed 1.0mi to Lemay Ave
Turn Left (northbound) on Lemay Ave and proceed 0.8mi to the entrance of Fossil Creek Park
From the T-intersection just after the park entrance, turn Left into the parking lot
Park and walk to the pavilion 100 yards west

 

To Finish (Marathon & Half Marathon) - Fairgrounds Park, 700 S Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO 80537:

Google Maps Driving Directions – Marathon & Half Marathon Finish

Northbound on I-25 (Denver/Boulder):
Take Exit 255 onto CO-402 W / 14th St SE
Continue for 4.7mi on 14 St SE to Roosevelt Ave
Turn Right (northbound) onto Roosevelt Ave and go 0.8mi to Fairgrounds Park

Southbound on I-25 (Cheyenne):
Take Exit 257 onto Eisenhower Blvd / US Hwy 34 Westbound
Continue west on Eisenhower Blvd for 4.2mi to N Cleveland Ave
Turn Left (southbound) onto N Cleveland Ave and go 1.0mi to E 1st St
Turn Right (westbound) onto E 1st St, then a near-immediate Left (southbound) onto S Railroad Ave
Go 0.4mi and turn Left (eastbound) into Fairgrounds Park

From Denver International Airport:
From the terminals, head westbound on Pena Ave for 4mi
Take Exit 6B onto E-470 Northbound (toll road)
Take Exit 47 onto I-25 Northbound
Take Exit 257 onto Eisenhower Blvd / US Hwy 34 Westbound
Continue west on Eisenhower Blvd for 4.2mi to N Cleveland Ave
Turn Left (southbound) onto N Cleveland Ave and go 1.0mi to E 1st St
Turn Right (westbound) onto E 1st St, then a near-immediate Left (southbound) onto S Railroad Ave
Go 0.4mi and turn Left (eastbound) into Fairgrounds Park

From Edora Pool Ice Center (Marathon Start):
Take Prospect Ave westbound for 1.7mi to College Ave / US Hwy 287
Turn Left (southbound) onto College Ave / US Hwy 287 and go for 13.7mi to 1st Ave (Loveland)
Turn Right (westbound) onto 1st Avenue, then a near-immediate Left (southbound) onto S Railroad Ave
Go 0.4mi and turn Left (eastbound) into Fairgrounds Park

From Fort Collins Fossil Creek Park (Half Marathon Start):
Take Lemay Ave southbound for 0.8mi to Trilby Rd
Turn Right (westbound) on Trilby Rd and go 1.0mi to College Ave / US Hwy 287
Turn Left (southbound) on College Ave / US Hwy 287 and go 7.4mi to Eisenhower Ave / US Hwy 34
Turn Right (wastbound) onto 1st Avenue, then a near-immediate Left (southbound) onto S Railroad Ave
Go 0.4mi and turn Left (eastbound) into Fairgrounds Park