Are there maps of the course?

Yes, you can find course maps here.  The routes are tentative and subject to change at any time for any reason.

Can friends and family run with me?

Yes, ONLY if they are officially registered for the race, have signed a liability waiver and are wearing a race bib.  Only registered participants are permitted on the course.

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Are there awards?

Yes. Please refer to the Awards page for Fantasy of Lights.

Can I let someone else participate wearing my race number?

No.  For insurance and liability purposes we do not allow anyone who is not properly registered to run in our event.

Can I wear headphones during the race?

We strongly recommend not wearing headphones.

Is there gear check for this event?


Must I wear my race number?

Yes, please make sure your race number is always visible from the front.  People will not be allowed in the starting area, served at water stations, receive an ornament or be allowed to partake in post-race food unless they are displaying a race number.

What will the weather be like on race day?

The normal high in mid-November in Fort Wayne, Indiana is 52 degrees with a normal low being 36 degrees. Please dress accordingly.

When and where is packet pick-up?

Packet Pick-Up will be Friday from 12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM in Pavilion #1 at Franke Park for both the 5K and 2K.  For the 5K, Saturday Packet Pick-Up is available from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  For the 2K, Sunday Packet Pick-Up is available from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

When will online results be available? Will they be posted on the website?

5K results will be available no later than two days following the event.  Results will be posted on our website’s homepage as well as the Awards and Results page.

Where can I park?

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.

Please see the Parking page for a parking map.


Are there refunds?

No.  Entry fees are non-refundable.

Are wheelchairs welcome?

Yes.  Please note that there are portions of the route that are gravel.

Can I participate in both events?

Of course! The Saturday 5K is a running or walking event. The Sunday 2K is a walking event. Registrants can participate in both days but will need to be registered for them separately. There is no discount for participating in both distances.

Can I push a stroller?

Yes, but they must be pre-registered.  Participants with strollers will be in the back of the coral for your safety and the safety of others. Please note that there are portions of the route that are gravel.

How do i register for the race?

On our website, navigate to: Fantasy of Lights / Participant Information / Get Registered

How late can i register for fantasy of lights?

Online registration closes the Wednesday before the event at 11:59 PM. On-site registration will be available during Packet Pick-Up at the Help Desk on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Day-of registration is not guaranteed but may be available depending on the circumstances (weather, capacity of the event, availability of volunteers).

I’ve changed my mind about pushing a stroller, what should I do?

If you registered to push a stroller and have changed your mind, that’s perfectly fine.  Just show up on race day without the stroller.

If you would like to “add” a stroller, please visit the Help Desk during Packet Pick-Up.

When will i be sent my bib confirmation email to take to packet pick-up?

The bib confirmation email will be sent from our registration company to each registered participant on Monday and Tuesday of race week.  Please be checking your email for this and if you do not see it, check your spam folder.  If you still do not see a bib confirmation email, please come to the Help Desk located at Packet Pick-Up.

You may pick up another participant’s packet if you bring a copy of their bib confirmation email with you (or have it on your smartphone).

Will i receive a registration confirmation?

Yes.  If you register online, you should receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the registration process.  If you didn’t provide an email address during the registration process, you will not receive a confirmation or any emails with information or updates about the event.  Contact us with any further registration questions.


Are there other ways to get involved?

Yes!  Please contact info@Fort4Fitness.org.  If you’d like to volunteer, please click here to view days, times and available positions.