Ironrunner Challenge
For 2021 there will be 3 possible Race Series awards; Club Series Award, Friendship Series Award, or Ironrunner Award. One of these awards may be earned by members in good standing (i.e., annual club dues are paid before the start of the first Points Series event) who finish the specific events required for the award and volunteer for at least one designated event (volunteering not required for Friendship Series Award).
  • Club Series - Finish all 6 races - All Club Series races are directly organized by FWRC
    • Fanny Freezer 5k, Nutri-Run 20k, JP Jones 10k, Runners on Parade 5k, Run for Riley 5 mile, and Turkey Trot 5k
    • Complete at least 50 points worth of volunteer activities
  • Friendship Series - Finish all 9 races - All Friendship Series races are organized by entities other than FWRC
    • #GiveMeaning 10k, AJ Arnett 5k Honor Run, Monument City Classic 10k, Race for the Warrior 10k, Vitality 5k, Parlor City Trot Half Marathon, Battle Rattle 5k, River City Rat Race 10k, and Gingerbread Pursuit 4 Miler
    • No volunteer activity requirement
  • Ironrunner - Finish all 15 races (both Club & Friendship Series)
    •   Complete at least 50 points worth of volunteer activities
*If an event offers multiple distances (such as a 5k and a 10k), participants must complete the longer distance to count toward meeting that event's award requirements.
Volunteer Activities
At least 50 points of volunteer activities must be completed in order to qualify for the Club Series or Ironrunner awards. Please do not wait until the end of the year to fulfill your volunteer requirement. Volunteer opportunities can be found at specific races on click "MORE v" and "VOLUNTEER".
  • Before, during or after the 6 Fort Wayne Running Club Races (Club Series)
  • Before, during or after specific races
    • As chosen by the Club
  • Adopt a Trail FWRC greenway clean-up
  • Representing the Club at a local event - Volunteer here
    • Health & Wellness Expo at IPFW
    • September 25-26th Fort 4 Fitness Expo
 FWRC Volunteer Opportunities
  25 pts
 50 pts
 100 pts
 FWRC Race Packet Pick-up
 FWRC Race Course Marshall
 FWRC Race - Water Station
 FWRC Race - Post Race Clean-up X
 Greenway Clean-up Participant
 FWRC Membership Info Table
 Standing Committee Volunteer (Race Committee or Coordinator)
 Banquet Volunteer
 *Additional volunteer categories may be added at the discretion of the board
Your commitment to volunteer must be established prior to the event. Simply showing up for an event the day of does not fulfill your volunteer requirement, as all volunteer roles could be fulfilled.
Please contact Steve Heim at or Mike Clendenen at with any questions.