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November 15 & 16, 2024

Winter Wonder Dash

Grab your winter coat, hat, mittens and warm socks and get ready to experience one of Fort Wayne's favorite holiday traditions! Every year, Blue Jacket, Inc. sets up beautiful holiday light displays throughout Franke Park for folks to drive through and enjoy. Fort4Fitness participants have special access to walk or run through the lights before the Blue Jacket drive-through event opens to the public! Gather a group of loved ones and create unforgettable, fun holiday memories as you take in the 140+ brilliant light displays.

Get Registered


Participants are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. The Start Line for the 2K and 5K distances is in the parking lot at Foellinger Theater.

EventDescriptionStart Time
2K Family Walk
You can start your walk any time between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Participants will have race bibs, but this event is not timed.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Start November 15th
5K Walk/Run
The 5K is a timed run/walk. We recommend checking the weather forecast so you can dress accordingly!
6:00 PM November 16th


On Friday and Saturday, participants can park in the Foellinger Theatre overflow lot. Click here for a PDF map.

No, there is no Gear Check at this event.

Yes, awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners in three categories: 14 and Under, Overall, and Masters (40+). There will not be an awards ceremony at the event. Award information will be emailed to winners and results will be posted on the website.

WWD Family
2023 WWD
The winter weather can't slow you down!