LFW Top Picks for Summer Runs and Walks
Jun07

LFW Top Picks for Summer Runs and Walks

Summer has finally hit the Fort, which means it’s perfect outside for a run! That being said, Living Fort Wayne has assembled a list of runs and walks for this Summer season! What’s also perfect is how many runs and walks we have in Fort Wayne to participate in. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to not only better yourself, but help our community raise money for organizations. Frontier Run’n Fun 5k When: Saturday, June 18th Where: 8001 West Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46804 Time: 7 pm Cost: $35 A run hosted by Frontier and managed by Fort Wayne Running Company, this event promises a good time running through Southwest Fort Wayne trails. Shirts will be handed out and an after party will be thrown with refreshments and live music. There will also be a 10k course for those who dare to do such a thing.   RibFest 5k & Walk When: Saturday, June 18th Where: Headwaters Park Time: 8 am Cost: $20 until June 14th, $25 until June 17th Ribs and running? Sign me up! All participants will receive not only one but TWO FREE passes to this year’s RibFest, a free t-shirt, and other swag to take home after the race. All proceeds will go to the North Side High School Athletics!   Quakers Riverway 5k When: Saturday, June 18th Where: Johnny Appleseed Park Time: 6:30 pm Cost: $20 until June 17th, $25 day of race Race for a cause! Awards and prizes will be handed out following the race. There’s even a FREE kids run at 7:30 pm! Also, Weigand Construction will be hosting their 28th Annual Duck Race to benefit SCAN following the run. Not to mention a legendary after party with kids activities and fireworks. All proceeds will go towards SCAN and their mission to educate others on how to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect.   Fox Island Sprint Triathlon When: Sunday, June 19th Where: Fox Island County Park Time: 7 am Cost: $50 for USAT members and $65 for non-USAT members This is not for the faint of heart, folks. Triathlon includes a 500m swim, 20k bike, and 5k run with other options for duathlon and aquabike courses. Come trek these trails in this beautiful park and have fun winning the race!   The Glo Run When: Friday, June 24th Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Time: 9:35 pm Cost: $29.99 for Early Bird (ends June 8th), Regular $60 Who doesn’t love the ’80s? If you do, join us at the Glo Run! Filled with neon lights and funky ’80s dance music, this is an event I will definitely be signing up for! You...

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Fort4Fitness Fall Festival
Sep18

Fort4Fitness Fall Festival

Ah, Fall. The time of year every runner in Northeast Indiana looks forward to. No longer do I have to come back from my long runs looking like a melted claymation version of myself due to the notorious Midwestern summer humidity. Well, fall running season is upon us and with it comes one of my favorite Fort Wayne races, the 8th annual Fort4Fitness Fall Festival! This year the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival is at Parkview Field, September 25-26, 2015. What is Fort4Fitness, you ask? It’s a 2-day event featuring a half-marathon, 10k, 4 mile run/walk and a kids or seniors marathon. Also unique to the Festival are the double play and Triple Crown multi-race options available for those overachievers who run 2 or 3 of the Saturday races. For the young and young at heart, Fort4Fitness offers kids and seniors’ marathons. The Kids Marathon is designed for munchkins between the ages of 4 and 14 to promote wellness and healthy lifestyle choices. The Kids Marathon training programs are designed to make exercise fun and achievable for kids. To celebrate the achievements of our young runners, Fort4Fitness will host a 1.2 “Final Mile” at Parkview Field at the festival where each finisher will receive a race bib and medal! Senior Challenge is a summer-long program that is design to motivate seniors to live a healthy lifestyle and is part of the new Fort4Fitness F4F365 initiative. The Seniors Marathon is open to anyone 50 years and older, and is an incremental walking/running program. The goal for both the kid and senior marathons are to have the runners log the miles they walk or jog throughout the summer to reach a marathon distance of 26.2 miles, or more! They’ve also updated the race times this year to promote a more enjoyable experience for all of the participants: The 2015 Race Start Times are as follows: 10K: 7:30 a.m. Half Marathon: 8:30 a.m. 4 Mile: 10:30 a.m. The festival kicks off with the Expo at Parkview Field on Friday, September 25,2015 from noon to 8 p.m. (Racers can pick up their race packets on Friday from noon to 9 p.m.). The expo continues through 1 p.m. on Saturday. Registration links are below if you’re interested in running one or all of the races. Hope to see you all there! Registration: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=120392 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fort4Fitness Twitter:...

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