Run to help build Pufferbelly Trail extension

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A family run-walk will go toward the Pufferbelly Trail extension.

The trail is being extended into downtown Fort Wayne, but funds are needed to take it 80 miles from Pokagon State Park to Ouabache State Park.

All the money raised during the Pufferbelly 5K will go directly to build the rest of the trail.

The 5K race is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 9 at Solomon Farm Trail. A kid’s run will happen at 8 a.m. Race day registration is at 7 a.m. at the Parview YMCA.

Adults can register for $25 and youths for $15. The kid’s run costs $5.

In July, Fort Wayne Trails broke ground on the next 1.25 mile section from Dupont to Carroll Roads.

The trail is named Pufferbelly after the steam engines that went on the former New York Railroad line. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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