Can friends and family run with me?

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

The only exception to this is during the Kids Marathon and the Seniors Marathon "Final Mile" when parents or other assistants or aides may participate without separate registration.

How much time do I have to complete the Triple Crown?

Runners will have 5 hours to complete the course. The course will no longer be opened after 5 hours. 

In the event you do not make the course cut-off time, the course will open back up to traffic. At this time, runners would need to move to the sidewalks and obey pedestrian rules.

Is the course certified?

Yes, the course is certified by USATF/RRCA.

Is the course open to walkers?

Yes. However, you must complete the course before the cut-off time. The Triple Crown must be completed in 5 hours or less, Half Marathon participants must complete the 13.1 miles in 4 hours or less (18 minute 18 second per mile pace), 10K participants must be complete the 6.2 miles in 125 minutes or less (20 minute per mile pace) and 4 Mile participants in 80 minutes or less (20 minute per mile pace). If participants are not able to maintain the required pace, they will be asked to stop and be transported back to the Finish Line by race officials.

Is the course safe?

Yes. We do our very best and keep participant safety at the top of our priority list.

Fort4Fitness is proud to provide the following to ensure the course is as safe as possible:

  • Working with the City of Fort Wayne to have clean streets
  • Working with the police department to help with vehicular traffic
  • Utilizing Amateur Radio Emergency Services along the course
  • Clearly marked signs to help direct participants
  • Many water/aid stations and volunteers along the course
  • An extensive EMS plan that includes ambulatory service, roving course marshals, and medical staff at strategic locations
Where are the water/aid stations along the course?

The water/aid stations are shown on the course map.


How do I become a sponsor?

Contact sponsor@fort4fitness.org, or visit the Sponsors page for more information.

I want to volunteer. What do I do?

Great! It takes over 1,000 volunteers to make Fort4Fitness events happen. There are many different opportunities to volunteer, not only on event weekend, but also in the days and weeks leading up to the event. Check out our volunteer page or contact volunteer@fort4fitness.org.

Click here for available 2021 Spring Cycle volunteer time slots.

Fall Festival and Winter Wonder Dash time slots are TBD.

Race Weekend

Are there awards?

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Male and female, top 3 in each category listed below for each 4 Mile, 10K, and Half Marathon:

  • Overall Male/Female
  • Overall Masters Male/Female 40+ age group
  • Wheelchair

Age groups:

  • 14 & Under
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+

Triple Crown: Top 3 for the day

  • Overall Male / Female
  • Overall Masters Male / Female
  • Wheelchairs (3)
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. The bib number worn must correspond with the name of the registrant. But you may transfer your bib number to someone else (or vice versa) using our bib transfer process.

Can I wear headphones during the race?

At times, race officials may need to relay important instructions for participants to hear, so we STRONGLY recommend against the use of headphones, but we will not be officially prohibiting their use. Please exercise caution and remain alert to your surroundings if you choose to wear headphones. Also, promptly remove your headphones if race officials (e.g. course marshals, police, etc.) are communicating information.

Must I wear my race number?

Yes, please make sure your race number is visible from the front at all times. People will not be allowed in the starting area, served at the water stations or allowed onto the Parkview Field playing field unless they are displaying a race number.

What time do the Fort4Fitness races start?

The 2021 start times are:

10K: 7:30 AM
Half Marathon: 8:30 AM
4 Mile: 10:30 AM

Please plan on being at the starting area a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of your race. Please also allow plenty of additional time for travel, traffic and parking.

What will the weather be like on race day?

The normal high in late September/early October in Fort Wayne, Indiana is 72 degrees and the normal low is 48 degrees.

When and where is Packet Pick-Up in 2021?

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Packet Pick-Up process will be different than in previous years. The final date/time/location is yet to be determined. Please check back later for an update.

(All participants will receive an email with instructions once the details are finalized.)

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

The unofficial race results will also be posted online on event day. A link to results will be available on the home page of the website and on the Runner Tracking and Results page. Official results will be posted within 10 days of the event.

Where are the start and finish lines?

All races share the same Start and Finish Lines. The Start Line is just north of the intersection of Baker and Harrison Streets in downtown Fort Wayne. The Finish Line is at home plate of the Parkview Field baseball stadium at the corner of Ewing and Brackenridge Streets. You can view the course maps here.

Where can I park?

Please check the travel and parking page of our web site for more information and parking tips. Carpooling is highly recommended.

Will there be a Gear Check service in 2021?

No. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Gear Check will not be available.


Are there any age requirements to participate?

You must be 16 years or older to participate in the Triple Crown and must be 10 or older to participate in the Half Marathon. There are no age restrictions for the 10K or 4 Mile.

Are wheelchairs welcome?

Yes. Competitive wheelchair athletes are welcome in all events! Competitive wheelchair athletes (those who will not obtain assistance from others during the race) will need to indicate that during registration. They will be assigned to the first corral and have the option of starting 5 minutes before the main field.

Non-competitive wheelchair participants who will be pushed by someone else may register for the 4 Mile Run/Walk or 10K Run/Walk and will be placed in the last corral. Only one registration fee is required that will cover both the non-competitive wheelchair participant and assistant. Just select the stroller/wheelchair option while registering for the 4 Mile or 10K and you can indicate both names on the form. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@Fort4Fitness.org.

Can I push a stroller?

Yes! Strollers will be allowed in the 4 Mile and 10K events. When registering for the 4 Mile or the 10K, please indicate if you will be walking or jogging with the stroller.

Can I run in more than one Fort4Fitness race on Saturday?

Yes, participants can run multiple races on Saturday. The Triple Crown is the registration option to run the 4 Mile, 10K, and Half Marathon.

If you want to run two races, you would need to register for them separately. 

Can I transfer my registration to another person?

Yes! To complete the transfer process, the original registrant will need to fill out the Bib Transfer form online. Then they will receive an email with a confirmation code. The receiver of the registration will need to use that code to register. They will then register online as usual. The code will be entered before the payment information. The transfer fee is $20. 

Can people still do the Double Play?

No, this is no longer a registration option. Runners will be able to run two races on race day if they choose to, but they will have to be registered for both distances separately. These runners will get 2 bibs, 2 finisher medals and 2 shirts (one for each race). Fort4Fitness will not be responsible for getting the runners back to the Start Line like in previous years. Runners will have to switch bibs in between races. Start Line timing mats will still be in place for 30 minutes following the start of each race to allow for runners in multiple races.

How do I register for the race?

Since an event date has not yet been confirmed, registration has not been opened. Our event date depends on the playoff schedule for the Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field. Once that schedule is finalized, we will open registration for the Fall Festival.

Is it possible to switch from one race to another (ex: 4 Mile to the 10K)

Fort4Fitness offers the option to change online from one race to another (called a "race change"). Please use the Fall Festival Participant Race Change online form. After the deadline of the Wednesday before the race, if you do wish to switch races, you may do so on-site at Packet Pick-Up. Please pick up your original packet for the race you registered for and then go to the Help Desk by Packet Pick-Up to ask about switching to a different race. They will assist you in doing so there.

If you choose to upgrade your race (change to a longer distance), there will be a fee assiciated with that. If you downgrade your race (change to a shorter distance), there will be no fee. 

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 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 with you on your smartphone).

Will I be assigned a race number prior to the event?

No. Bib numbers will be assigned at Packet Pick-Up. 

Will I receive a registration confirmation?

Yes. If you register online you should receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the registration process. Contact info@fort4fitness.org for any further questions.