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 $30. Race day Registration and Packet Pick-up is at the race start between 8 and 8:45 am. Race begins at 9 am.