Foster the Future Fountain Community 5k Run/Walk

  • A Fun Opportunity to Support FFC8 Students and Families!

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    Tie your shoes, grab your friends, and come out to enjoy some beautiful sunshine, fresh Colorado air, and exercise! 

    By participating in the 2022 Foster the Future Community 5k, you are helping FFC8 raise funds to support programs vital to the health and wellness of the Fountain and Fort Carson communities: the FFC8 Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, and suicide prevention efforts!
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    Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Time: 5k run/walk starts promptly at 9 a.m.

    There will be festivities before and after, so plan to spend the morning with us!

    Packet Pick-Up begins at 7:30 a.m. Participants should plan to arrive before 8:30 a.m. to ensure registration is complete and you are ready!

    Location: FFCHS Cross Country Course 
    Park in the main parking lot at FFCHS. (look for the large brick entry sign south of the building/parking lot)
    900 Jimmy Camp Road
    Fountain, CO

    View the map for parking and course start/check in locations.

    View the course map. (wide picture on the right)

    Special Notes: strollers are welcome. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

    Registration Information:register here button

    Youth 4 and under are free

    Youth (ages 5-11) - $20

    Adults (age 12 and up) - $25

    Online Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30

    Price increases $5 for each level on race-day. We are unable to issue refunds for any reason.

    Tee-shirts are available for all participants age 5+ who registered before September 14. Some additional tee-shirts may be available on race day, but sizes and availability not guaranteed.

    The FFC8 school with the most participation will win an award! Make note of your school when you register online! Sign up as a group, bring a friend, whatever it takes to boost your school's participation in this fun event.

    Can't Attend or Not a Runner? You can donate to the same cause!

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    Packet Pickup: pickup your packet, tee-shirt on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m.

    Race Timing: Race timing for the Foster the Future 5k will be done by Timing Consortium. Once early registration closes, a link will be posted where you can access live results.

    Questions: Contact organizers at 719-382-1300.


Race Cause and Mission

  • FFC8 serves over 8,000 students in the town of Fountain and on the Fort Carson Army Installation, and is one of the most diverse student bodies in the state of Colorado. In addition to providing an engaging and rigorous academic education, FFC8 cares deeply about the overall well-being of its students and communities - both military and civilian - and has made significant investments to support mental health and substance use prevention, foster a sense of community, and meet nutritional and clothing needs for struggling students and families. 

    Recently, FFC8 has invested in three key efforts to support student and family well-being that remain critically important as the community continues to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    • sources of strength program logoSources of Strength is an evidence-based, suicide prevention program designed to foster positive and healthy youth living. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent youth suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. FFC8 has youth-led teams at both middle schools and both high schools who create campaigns to engage other students to enhance student and school connectedness, belonging and well-being.
    • The Fountain Food Pantry is re-open in a new, state-of-the art building, and provides both perishable and non-perishable food items to FFC8 families in need. The program is currently being expanded to individual school sites where, as refrigerators are being installed, families can order food that is delivered by the Food Pantry to the school for students to bring home to the family the same day.
    • The Community Clothing Closet also resides in a brand new location, and is a store that contains brand new clothing items of all styles and sizes. Families in need of clothing receive vouchers to shop at the Clothing Closet, and all items are free to FFC8 students and families.  The Community Clothing Closet is organized and maintained by a team of school social workers and the 18-21 Transition Special Education program students.

    Financial donations can be made on the registration site or checks (made payable to Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 and "Foster the Future" or specific program name in the memo) can be sent to attn: Lisa Zimprich at 10665 Jimmy Camp Road, Fountain, CO 80817.


Interested in Financially Supporting?

  • This event will help FFC8 to financially support the continuation of these three vital community programs and continuing fostering community connections. Community organizations and businesses are welcome to provide financial donations to support these efforts as well!  Our ultimate goal is to raise $15,000. All donors will be recognized at the event and have the opportunity to have a booth at the event. All donations must be received by Monday, September 13th. We greatly appreciate your generosity and support to our students, families, and the Fountain and Fort Carson communities.

    Donation checks can be mailed to Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 with the event name in the memo line. Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, 10665 Jimmy Camp Road, Fountain, CO 80817- Attn: Lisa Zimprich

    Or click the button below to donate online!

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