Beat Beethoven's 5K


Event Date

Sun, Apr 3, 2016


Fort Collins, CO


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Running-5K - Individual

$30 $30 Closed

Running-5K - Children 12 & Under

$25 $25 Closed

Running-5K - Group-registration

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

The 4th annual Beat Beethoven 5k will be held on April 3rd, 2016 at 9:00am in downtown Fort Collins. The run will begin with Maestro Wes Kenney's baton launching the opening notes of Beethoven's 5th Symphony at the race starting line.  The goal is to complete the course before the music ends and therefore "beat" Beethoven (approximately 33 minutes).  We welcome all ages and abilities of runners, walkers and music lovers.  Proceeds benefit the Fort Collins Symphony's youth education and community engagement programs.

Event details and schedule


The race starts at 5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO. Go east on Mountain Avenue and turn around at Riverside Avenue to then go back west on Mountain Avenue. Turn left (South) on Remington Street and turn around at Lake Street to then go back north on Remington. Turn right (East) again onto Mountain Avenue, turn around at Riverside, and finish going west on Mountain Avenue to Old Town Square.


Two Fort Collins Symphony tickets will be awarded to each division's winner ($70 value). The male and female divisions are as follows: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Each member of the top group/ team of 3 or more will be awarded two Fort Collins Symphony tickets.  Top team will be chosen by average of top 3 times.

The overall male and female winners will be awarded two season tickets to the 2016-2017 Symphony season - a $500 value!


Early packet pickup will be available at Altitude Running at 150 E Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO on Saturday, April 2nd.  Check back closer to the event for exact times early pickup will be available.


Dogs and strollers are allowed. Please be sure to keep your dog on a leash. We also ask that you start towards the back of the pack.

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