FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort4Fitness has grown by leaps and bounds over the course of its eight years in existence, and participants will be able to take part in even more events than in years past in 2016.
Tuesday morning, Fort4Fitness organizers announced the addition of two major events and some other changes.
Fort4Fitness will host a metric century distance at the 5th Annual Spring Cycle on May 21, 2016, as well as a marathon at the 9th Annual Fall Festival on October 1, 2016.
To view a map of the marathon route, click here.
To view a map of the Spring Cycle Course map, click here.
“Since our start eight years ago, Fort4Fitness has delivered signature fitness events each year, and has inspired healthy living and community pride throughout Greater Fort Wayne,” said Board Chairman Tim Kenesey. “Each year, Fort4Fitness strives to add something new and exciting, and 2016 will be no exception as we add a “century” to our Spring Cycle and a marathon to our Fall Festival.”
The Fort4Fitness Fall Festival will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2016, at Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne. The Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K (the 2016 RRCA National Championship 10K) and 4 Mile Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 1.
“It has been always been a goal of Fort4Fitness to answer the call of our participants’ needs. Two years ago, we began offering multi-race options to accommodate those runners and walkers wanting to complete longer distances. By adding a 26.2 mile course, Fort4Fitness participants are given the option to set new goals of completing this impressive accomplishment,” said Carrie Reeb, Director of Marketing and Community Relations. “Since Fort4Fitness strives to improve our events each year, the marathon has been put in place in an effort to build upon the previously successful Triple Crown (running all 3 races–10K, Half Marathon and 4 Mile for a total of 23.3 miles), with a continuous distance to eliminate the break between races.”
The registration fee for the Marathon is $65 before May 2nd, and then the price increases incrementally.
Also new for 2016, Fort4Fitness will be setting a maximum number of participants in each race. The Marathon will be limited to 1,000 participants, the Half Marathon 3,000, the 10K 2,500 and 3,500 for the 4 Mile. These race caps will allow for better planning and a higher quality experience for those running or walking one of the Fort4Fitness events.