2017 Race Information:
Parkview Field in Downtown Fort Wayne
- Saturday, September 30, 2017
- 7:00 AM start time
- The course is a series of four loops which begins with a unique 3 mile loop then the loops follow the races of the day. See the 2016 PDF map here or online version. 2017 course could vary slightly. Official map will become available at a later date
- Loop 1 = 3 mile loop
- Loop 2 = 10K (6.1)
- Loop 3 = Half Marathon (13.1)
- Loop 4 = 4 Mile
The race starts on Harrison Street just north of the Harrison Baker Street intersection (1 block southeast of Parkview Field) in downtown Fort Wayne, and concludes with an exciting finish at Parkview Field. The course takes racers through historic Fort Wayne neighborhoods and past landmark churches.
Elevation information (meters above sea level): Start - 207, Finish - 198, Highest - 226, Lowest - 198 - see Elevation Map
All participants receive a long-sleeve moisture-wicking shirt and a finisher's medal.
Overall awards are based on gun time and age group awards are based on chip time.
Awards are given to the top three male and female finishers in the following categories/ age groups: Overall Wheelchair, Overall Open; Overall Masters (40+); 14 and Under; 15-19; 20 to 24; 25 to 29; 30 to 34; 35 to 39; 40 to 44; 45 to 49; 50 to 54; 55 to 59; 60 to 64; 65 to 69; 70 to 74; 75 to 79; 80 and Over.
Race numbers are required to participate.
You must be able to complete the Marathon in 6 hours or less (required pace per mile to complete the course in the time allotted is 13:45 minute/mile).
You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenges of the Marathon
Wheeled and/or motorized devices (in-line/roller skates, bikes, skateboards, Heelys, wagons, etc.) and animals (except guide dogs) will not be allowed on the course.
The use of electronic devices is strongly discouraged.
The Fort Wayne Running Club have recruited several enthusiastic club members that want to help others reach their personal goals, while at the same time making your experience a truly memorable one!
- Pace Groups are a free service to those who have registered for the Marathon.
- No need to sign up, just look for the appropriate pace sign in the start corrals.
- Meet the Fort Wayne Running Club pace team before you run! Members of the pace team will be at the Fort4Fitness Expo on Friday.
- Marathon pace runners include these times: 4:00 Marathon Pace Team (9:09/mile), 4:25 Marathon Pace Team (10:06/mile), 4:40 Marathon Pace Team (10:40/mile)
Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and CANNOT be applied to future years. NO EXCEPTIONS