7th Annual Pufferbelly 5k Family Race and Fun Run

Where: Parkview YMCA, Dawsons Creek Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, United States
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Who: LuAnn Erickson (angie@fwtrails.org)
Join us August 13th, 2016, for the 7th Annual Pufferbelly 5K Family Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run. A portion of our race will be run on the Salomon Farm Trail and the newly constructed section of the Pufferbelly Trail from the Parkview YMCA to Wallen Road. This year's race is a Fort Wayne Running Club point series race. The proceeds from this event will be used to further our work building trails, including converting the former New York Railroad into a paved recreational path.

When completed, it will link downtown Fort Wayne north to Pokagon State Park in Angola and south to Ouabache State Park in Bluffton. It will be the spine of a regional trails system that will provide endless health and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the Fort Wayne area.

The 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run starts at 8 AM, and the 5k Run and Walk starts at 8:30 am. You may also register on site during packet pickup on Friday, August 12th from 5 to 7 PM or Saturday, August 13th from 7 to 8 AM.

Location and Parking Parkview Family YMCA 10001 Dawson's Creek Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46825 The race will start and finish at the Parkview Family YMCA located on the south side of Dupont Road between Coldwater Road and Lima Road.

Race day registration begins August 13, 2016 from 7am to 8am.
All pre-registered participants must check-in at the registration table at the Parkview YMCA to pick-up their packet on Friday, August 12th from 5 to 7 PM or on race day from 7 to 8 AM. T-shirts will be given to all 5K participants who pre-register by July 1, 2016. Limited quantities will be available to all others on the day of the event. Performance shirts are available (in lieu of t-shirt) for an additional $10.00.

Timing chips will be used to ensure accurate times for all runners.
Awards will be given out at the completion of the 5K Run/Walk. All pre-registered participants in the Kids' Fun Run will receive a participation award. Limited quantities will be available to all others on the day of the event. All participants will be given free access to the Parkview YMCA (including the pool and splash pad) all day on race day. Live music, refreshments, kids games horse rides, and more. Dogs, in-line skates, skateboards, and electronic devices are not allowed on the running course. Strollers are allowed for the 5k participants. Participants in the 5K will be eligible for door prizes.