2019 SENIORS MARATHON
Final Mile - September 27, 2019 at Parkview Field in Downtown Fort Wayne
You can walk or run a total of 26.2 miles, a full marathon distance, throughout the summer! Each walker/runner will be at a different level — and that’s perfectly fine! The goal is to get in at least one to two miles each week so that by Sept. 27th, you only have 1.2 miles to complete during the final celebration. The Seniors Marathon can help you stay on track with your goal. It includes organized walking tours, combining exercise and fun. The walks are held in various locations around the city throughout the summer.
The Fort4Fitness Seniors Marathon is sponsored by Lutheran Health Network and is a program that is open to anyone 50 years or better.
Check out the Activity Conversion Chart to see other ways to rack up your miles!
- Saturday, May 18: Kickoff at the YLNI Farmer's Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 302 E. Berry St. - Ft. Wayne
- Tuesday, June 4: Erin's House for Grieving Children
6:00 PM | 5670 YMCA Park Dr. West - Ft. Wayne
- Wednesday, July 10: New Haven Car Show
6:00 PM | Broadway St. - New Haven
- Thursday, August 1: Fort Wayne Museum of Art
5:00 PM | 311 East Main St. - Ft. Wayne
- Friday, August 30: Jefferson Pointe (meet at Panera Bread)
6:00 PM | 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. - Ft. Wayne
Participants must be registered to participate in the walking tours and the Final Mile.
Sept. 27, 2019
›START TIME: 6:30 Pm
Fort4Fitness Fall Festival
1301 Ewing St.
Fort Wayne, IN
Home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps
FINAL MILE: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Check-in (at the Guest Services desk inside the main entrance of Parkview Field at the corner of Brackenridge and Ewing Streets)
6:15 PM Meet at the "Start Line" (outside of the stadium at the corner the main entrance to the stadium)
6:20 PM Welcome and recognition of sponsor Lutheran Health Network
6:25 PM Warm-up and stretching
6:30 PM The Final Mile begins!
Things to Know
- Wear your Fort4Fitness Seniors Marathon Shirt
- If you haven’t picked up your shirt and goody bag yet, you will receive it at Check-In
- Wear your race bib
- Wear your walking shoes
- Arrive early and enjoy the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival Expo, food, and entertainment
- Plan to meet at the “Start Line” outside the stadium - be ready to go at the Start Line by 6:15 PM
- Walk/run starts at 6:30 PM
The Final Mile Course
The course is 1.2 miles in length around the stadium with the finish at home plate at beautiful Parkview Field. Click here for the course map.
Want to take a shorter route to the finish line? After the start you can be escorted to the entrance to the ball field and join the other Senior Marathoners for a celebration lap around the outfield and finish at home plate. All finishers receive a Seniors Marathon finisher medal!
The Fort4Fitness Festival Expo is held at Parkview Field on Friday, September 27th from 12 PM - 8 PM and is open to the public free of charge. The Expo features over 50 local and national vendors and exhibitors, sponsors and Charity Partners who will provide attendees with information on health, wellness, and exercise.
In 2018, nearly 300 seniors took strides toward a more fit lifestyle by participating in the Fort4Fitness Seniors Marathon.
The Seniors Marathon Summer Program includes:
Seniors Marathon Shirt
Seniors Marathon Walking Tours
Seniors Marathon Goody Bag & Training Log
Finishers at the Final Mile receive a race medal!
WALK AT JEFFERSON POINTE ALL SUMMER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $250 GIFT CARD!
Walk at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center all summer-long for a chance to win a $250 gift card. Jefferson Pointe offers two marked walking paths, starting at Panera Bread. In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must be signed up for the Fort4Fitness Seniors Marathon and your logbook must be stamped at the Jefferson Pointe office, (located near the indoor playground) each time you walk.
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