Fantasy of Lights 5K and 2K

Fantasy of Lights 5K & 2K

The 3rd Annual Fantasy of Lights 5K and 2K will take place on November 17-18, 2018. The course is illuminated by the "first lighting" of the
121 brilliant, animated light displays depicting holiday scenes. This event is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

EVENT LOCATION: FRANKE PARK, 3411 SHERMAN BLVD. FORT WAYNE

2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 
SATURday, NOVEMBER 17 - fANTASY OF LIGHTS 5K
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - FANTASY OF LIGHTS FAMILY 2k WALK (1.2 MILES)

PARTICIPANTS LINE UP AT DESIGNATED TIME ACCORDING TO THE START TIME ON THEIR BIB. PARTICIPANTS WILL SELF-CORRAL ACCORDING TO RUNNING/WALKING PACE. ALL STROLLERS WILL LINE UP IN BACK.

 

Course map

The entire course will be safely lit for runners and walkers by light displays, path lighting and/or overhead lighting. Headlamps, flashlights or other personal lighting is not required, but may be used if desired. Please stick to the paths and roads. Going off of the path is a safety risk due to all of the wires for the lights. Click here for the new and improved 5K course map!

 

PARKING

For those parking in the lot south of Foellinger and north of Goshen Road, there will be a shuttle to/from the Start/Finish from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Saturday for the 5K. There will be no participant parking in front of Pavilion #1 (the Packet Pick-Up pavilion) on Saturday and Sunday due to the start line area. Carpooling is encouraged.

 

participant amenities

 

GENERAL INFO

 

PACKET PICK-UP

PACKET PICK-UP/CHECK-IN FOR BOTH 5K AND 2K

Friday, November 16th from 12:00 PM -7:00 PM at Franke Park - Pavilion #1 (building/lot immediately to the left of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo entrance)
3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne

Photo ID or confirmation email required for pick-up/check-in. You may pick up another participant's packet if you bring a copy of their confirmation email or photo ID with you (or have it with you on your smartphone). Strollers are allowed, but must be registered.

 

GROUP PACKET PICK-UP

If you have a group of 6 or more individuals, you qualify for group packet pick-up. You must fill out the Fantasy of Lights Group Packet Pick-Up form to be eligible. Names and bib numbers of each individual is required. Requests must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

 

GET FESTIVE IN THE BEST COSTUME CONTEST!

Fort4Fitness and Blue Jacket, Inc. are teaming up to offer a Best Costume Contest. Dress up for the race and at Saturday's or Sunday's Packet Pick-Up, enter to win a prize pack from Blue Jacket, Inc. and Fort4Fitness! Come to the Blue Jacket, Inc./Costume Contest table at Packet Pick-Up (inside pavilion #1) to sign up for the contest.

Best Costume Contest awards will go to the following for each day (four awards each day):
1st and 2nd Place for Best Costume - Adult (15 and older)
1st Place for Best Costume - Kids Male and Female (14 and under)


AWARDS

5K awards will be given for the following:

Overall Open 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Male and Female
Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Kids 14 and Under - Male and Female
Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Male and Female Overall Masters (40+)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female for the following age divisions:  4U, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75-84, 85+

Awards WILL NOT be presented AT the event.  Awards will be published online and winners notified following the 5K. The physical awards will be available for pick-up or mail out at that time. 


THE FANTASY OF LIGHTS: A HOLIDAY TRADITION

Fantasy of Lights is northeast Indiana’s favorite winter holiday event! This drive-through event is situated in Franke Park and transforms the park into a spectacular winter wonderland with 121 larger-than-life brilliant, animated light displays. Click here to learn more.

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