2019 SENIORS MARATHON
PLEASE READ BELOW FOR UPDATED INFORMATION FOLLOWING THE CANCELLATION OF THE KIDS AND SENIORS FINAL MILE
Many of you have been inquiring about the plans for the kids and seniors finale. Due to unforeseen weather conditions, we were unable to safely host the Final Mile event as scheduled. Safety of the participants is always our priority. Logistically, we are unable to reschedule and deliver the caliber of event you have become accustomed to from Fort4Fitness.
You worked hard all summer long, and we want to celebrate all that you’ve accomplished! You deserve that medal. So, let’s do a virtual Final Mile together. How do we do that? Two simple steps:
Step 1: Get out there and finish the Final Mile on your own (or with a friend!).
Step 2: Come by the Fort4Fitness office any time between now and Friday, October 18th. You’ll receive your Final Mile medal along with your race bib and surprise gift provided by Lutheran Health Network! While you’re there, get your picture taken in front of our victory wall to be posted on our Facebook page!
Our office is located at 6014 Huguenard Rd. in Fort Wayne and is open from 9 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. We will offer extended hours on Tuesday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 9th until 6 PM.
Everyone who has their Final Mile picture taken with us will be entered in a drawing for a FREE Kids or Seniors Marathon registration for 2020. We enjoyed our summer with you and are looking forward to the next one! Congratulations on your hard work!
Final Mile - September 25, 2020 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. 25th, you only have 1.2 miles to complete during the Final Mile 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!
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!
(T-shirts, training logs, and goody bags can be picked up at any of the walking tours listed below, or at the F4F office.)
- Saturday, May 16: Kickoff at the YLNI Farmer's Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 302 E. Berry St. - Ft. Wayne
- The 2020 Walking Tour schedule will be updated in January of 2020.
Participants must be registered to participate in the walking tours and the Final Mile.
Sept. 25, 2020
›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
12:00 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 25th from 12 PM - 8 PM and is open to the public free of charge. The Expo features over 60 local and national vendors and exhibitors, sponsors and Charity Partners who will provide attendees with information on health, wellness, and exercise.
In 2019, more than 325 seniors took strides toward a more fit lifestyle by participating in the Fort4Fitness Seniors Marathon.
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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