Bacon Strip Race

Oct. 6 2018

 
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FOR JANE

The Bacon Strip Races were the creation of our late friend, Jane Welzel. Jane passed on Aug 31st, 2014 and while she can not be here physically to cheer us on, she will be there in spirit. She loved to compete but more importantly, she loved being with friends and she would have wanted this race to continue. We miss you Jane!

Be sure to check out Jane's other creations:

The Mountain Ave Mile
Tuesday Night Track Workouts

 Photo Credit: Fort Collins Coloradoan   Jane Welzel's running accomplishments   Five-time Olympic Trials marathon participant (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 2000).  U.S. marathon champion (2:33:24)  1996 USA Track and Field 25K champion (1:29:47)  1996 and '97 USATF Master Runner of the year  Winner of the 1992 Grandma's Marathon (personal best 2:33:01)  Winner of the 1979 Nittany Valley Marathon (2:48:47)  Winner of the 1983 Philadelphia Marathon (2:36:18)  Winner of the 1988 Hokkaido Marathon (2:40:53)  1988 Runner's World Comeback Runner of the Year   2013 Colorado Runners Hall of Fame

Photo Credit: Fort Collins Coloradoan

Jane Welzel's running accomplishments

Five-time Olympic Trials marathon participant (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 2000).

U.S. marathon champion (2:33:24)

1996 USA Track and Field 25K champion (1:29:47)

1996 and '97 USATF Master Runner of the year

Winner of the 1992 Grandma's Marathon (personal best 2:33:01)

Winner of the 1979 Nittany Valley Marathon (2:48:47)

Winner of the 1983 Philadelphia Marathon (2:36:18)

Winner of the 1988 Hokkaido Marathon (2:40:53)

1988 Runner's World Comeback Runner of the Year

 2013 Colorado Runners Hall of Fame

MAP & COURSE

RACE DATE: Oct 6th, 2018
TIME: 8-8:45 am - Registration and packet pickup. 9:00 am - Start of races.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE VIA THIS WEBSITE, RUNNERS ROOST OR ALTITUDE SPORTS

 

Directions to the start:
Take Mulberry (C14) east past I-25 for 3miles to CR13. Turn north on CR13 continue 3 miles to the intersection CR13and CR52(west) and CR88(east). CR13 divides Larimer and Weld County that is why the intersection is marked by two different CR#'s.

Parking:
Park on CR52 west of start area or CR13 south of start area. Please do not park in finish area or start area. 


Portalets:
There will be portalets located on CR52/west side of intersection of CR13. 

10 Mile Course:

4 Mile Course ("Bacon Bits"):

 

About Bacon Strip and Bacon Bits

The “Bacon Strip” is a 10 mile loop with constant undulating
hills on rural dirt roads. The course is very challenging
however the views of the mountains are magnificent. This
loop has become a training run staple for Fort Collins
marathoners. When you can comfortably run the “Double
Bacon” you are in shape to run any marathon.
The John Petherick 4 Mile Race otherwise known as ”Bacon
Bits” (for those who are not quite ready for the full Bacon
Strip experience) is a memorial race for John Petherick
who was a friend of the Fort Collins running community who
passed away in 2004. Proceeds from this race go to the
Poudre High School Math Program.

Event details and schedule

Directions to the start: Take Mulberry (C14) east past I-25 for 3miles to CR13. Turn north on CR13 continue 3 miles to the intersection CR13and CR52(west) and CR88(east). CR13 divides Larimer and Weld County that is why the intersection is marked by two different CR#'s. Parking: Park on CR52 west of start area or on CR13 south of start area. Please do not park in finish area or start area.  Course is open to traffic.

Race day Registration is $25.  Race day Registration and Packet Pick-up is at the race start between 8 and 8:45 am.  Race begins at 9 am.

Be sure to check out Jane's other creations:

The Mountain Ave Mile
Tuesday Night Track Workouts

RACE RESULTS

For past and present results, visit our friends at Runlimited

2017 Bacon Strip Race results:

10 Mile Awards

10 Mile Overall

4 Mile Awards

4 Mile Overall

2016 Bacon Strip Race results:

10 Mile Awards

10 Mile Overall

4 Mile Awards

4 Mile Overall

2015 Bacon Strip Race results:

10 Mile Awards

10 Mile Overall

4 Mile Awards

4 Mile Overall


2014 Bacon Strip Race results:

10 Mile Awards

10 Mile Overall

4 Mile Awards

4 Mile Overall

 

PROCEEDS 

Proceeds from the 4 Mile John Petherick Race donated to:

Poudre School District Math Program


Be sure to check out Jane's other creations:

The Mountain Ave Mile
Tuesday Night Track Workouts

DOWNLOAD FORM

If you do not want to register online, you may choose to mail it (see below) in or drop it off with the above form. You can drop the form off at the TNT workout sessions on Tuesday nights at 6 pm.

Make checks payable to: Bacon Strip
Mail-in Registration: BaconStrip 2919 Silverwood Dr Fort Collins, CO 80525

Be sure to check out Jane's other creations:

The Mountain Ave Mile
Tuesday Night Track Workouts

 

CONTACT 

For questions, please email us

Be sure to check out Jane's other creations:

The Mountain Ave Mile
Tuesday Night Track Workouts

 

MEDIA

AID

There will be 3 portelets at the starting area.
There is also a portelet at mile 4 of the Bacon Strip.

Aid is limited.  Water is available at Mile 4 and 8 on the 10 mile course and mile 2 at the 4 mile course. The course can be dry and dusty (or cold and wet); please plan for your own aid if you need more than water and if you need it more frequently.

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