FAQs

With so many events going on during Spring Cycle, it is likely for many questions to arise. Get all the answers to questions you could be wondering by reading through some popular FAQs.

Event Weekend

Are there awards?

No, this is not a timed event and therefore there are no awards.

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 not using 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.

Does Fort4Fitness have a Gear Check service?

Gear Check is available for participants wanting to bring personal belongings with them to the event, but do not want to ride with them. Belongings should be brought in a bag to the Gear Check location, co-located with Volunteer Check-in near the Registration tent at the Start Line on Main Street.

Contact info@fort4fitness.org if you have left behind any items after the race.

Must I wear my tour number?

Yes, you will be given a bib during packet pick-up, and that should be worn OR PRESENTED during the event at key locations. Your bib number provides access to replenishment at the water stops, a finisher medal at the finish and a $3 event special food voucher for Food Truck Alley following the ride.

What time do the Fort4Fitness tours start?

Metric Century & 45 Mile: 9:00 AM
35 Mile, 20 Mile, and 10 Mile: 10:00 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 early June in Fort Wayne, IN is 76 degrees and normal low is 56 degrees.

When and where is Packet Pick-Up?

Packet Pick-Up will be on Main Street on Friday, May 29th and before the event on May 30th.

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

Where are the start and finish lines?

The start line will be on Main Street on the Arts United Campus. Riders will finish on Barr Street leading back onto the Main Street post-tour activities. 

Where can I park?

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

Where should I meet my family and friends after the tour?

The ideal location to meet family and friends after your ride is the finish area with Block Party, Food Truck Alley, Kids Zone and Spring Expo. 

Other

Are there other ways to get involved?

Yes! You can always sign up for a volunteer slot for the week/day of the tours. Contact info@Fort4Fitness.org for specific inquiries.

How do I sign up for a booth at the Expo?

Fall Festival expo booth details and application are on the Fall Festival Expo page. For the Spring Cycle, view expo information here.

I want to volunteer. What do I do?

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

Registration

Are there refunds?

No. Entry fees are non-refundable.

How do I register for the race?

Spring Cycle > Participant Information > Get Registered

How late can I register for the Spring Cycle?

You can register online through 5/29/19 at 11:59 PM. On-site registration the day of the event will be available, but plan on allowing enough time to register before the start of the tour.

Is it possible to switch from one distance to another? (ex: switching from the 10 to 16 mile route)

Yes, but there is no need to change on your registration. When you show up that morning you can ride the route of your choosing.

*Note: If you wish to switch to the Metric Century or the 43 mile tour, you will need to show up at an earlier time.

Will I receive a registration confirmation?

Yes. If you register online you should receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the registration process. Contact us with any further registration questions.

Tour

Are there maps of the courses?

Yes, they are located here on the Course Maps page.

Can friends and family ride with me?

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

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 hundreds of volunteers along the course
  • An extensive EMS plan that includes ambulatory service, roving course marshals, and medical staff at strategic locations
What are the required paces to finish before closing time?

Required pace to complete the course by closing time:

100K = 12.25 MPH pace

43 Mile = 9.3 MPH pace

32 Mile = 8 MPH pace

What time does the course close?

Course will close at 2:30 PM. All riders should be back to the finish line by this time.

Where are the water/aid stations along the course?

The water/aid stations are shown on the course map. Descriptions of each water station are on the Tour Information page.