Whether you want to push yourself to get a new PR or want a fun way to be active, a 5k is the perfect way to do it! From fundraisers to costume contests to serious races, there is an event in Fort Wayne for every runner in the family!
Fun Runs in Fort Wayne
1) Monster Dash 5k
Mummies, zombies and ghosts? Oh, my! Get ready to get your spook on because this race will be filled with some of the spookiest monsters in Fort Wayne. Come dressed in your Halloween costume to celebrate! Don’t worry, this event is completely family friendly. Kids even get in for free!
Date: October 21, 2017
Location: Foster Park
2) 10th Annual Fort4Fitness Fall Festival
This race is the largest fitness event to hit Fort Wayne! With so many races, you get to choose which one is right for you, from the 1.2 Mile Kids and Senior Race to the full 26.2-mile marathon! Post race, join the celebration and expo.
Date: September 29/30, 2017
Location: Downtown Fort Wayne
3) 18th Annual River City Rat Race 10K & 5K Race/Walk
Hal Higdon of Runner’s World Magazine called this race “one of the most scenic 10K's I've ever run.” Walkers, joggers and sprinters alike are encouraged to take part in one of downtown Fort Wayne’s favorite traditions. Run through scenic autumn parks and along the beautiful riverfront with fellow racers. Even take part of one of their community training programs!
Date: October 22, 2017
Location: Old Fort
4) Day at the Farm and Cross Country Gallop
Whether you decide to walk, run, bike, or rollerblade through this race, it is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family! This event, hosted by Oak Hill Farm for therapeutic riding, will directly benefit the stables and the initiatives they take to make horseback riding accessible for the handicapped. After the race, enjoy live music, BBQ, games, hay rides, horse shows and more!
Date: October 8, 2017
Location: Oak Hill Farm
5) Fantasy of Lights 5K and 2K
Round out your autumn race schedule by getting in the holiday spirit. Runners will gather in Franke Park to witness the first lighting of the park’s Fantasy of Lights display! Although this is an evening race, you will be able to see the course through illuminated by the beautiful lights! Prizes will be awarded to the participants with the best Holiday costumes. This event you surely won’t want to miss.
Date: November 18/19
Location: Franke Park