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Horsetooth Marathon Still On Despite Recent Snow

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Sunday morning runners are supposed to take part in the Horsetooth Marathon in Larimer County but with Northern Colorado getting several feet of snow in the last week parts of the course are buried.

It’s to be the first ever marathon that’ll take place in the area. It will start at Horsetooth Reservoir and end up in Fort Collins.

Organizers of the race have been running into obstacle after obstacle in planning the race.

“We definitely had to jump through some hoops,” Marathon Director Mike Enger said.

Enger says the 26.2 mile route has been changing.

“This week for sure; a lot of changes were made yesterday, in fact,” Enger said.

The most recent dumping snow meant that they had to divert the route off some trails and onto others, but runners better be prepared for some slushy conditions.

“It’s getting slippery with everything melting,” Enger said.

But it’s not the first time changes have had to be made to the route. The Galena fire, which burned in Lory State Park in March, scorched a number of foot bridges, meaning they had divert the route there as well.

But despite the snow and the fires, it’s not stopping 200 eager participants from running.

The finish line will be located at the New Belgium Brewery. There are still some spots available to register.

The marathon starts at 6 a.m. on Sunday.

LINKL: Horsetooth Marathon

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