Race Weekend FAQs
How do I register for the race?
The easiest way to register is by following this link to our GetMeRegistered page. From there, follow the on screen instructions and you’ll be good to go.
Email Fort4Fitness at for registration assistance.
2014 Fort4Fitness registration closed at midnight on Sept. 24. There will be no race weekend registration!
Yes. If you register online you should receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the registration process. Mail-in registrations will have to be confirmed manually. You can confirm your entry online here. Contact for any further questions.
No. Entry fees are non-refundable and entries are non-transferable.
No. For insurance and liability purposes we do not allow anyone who is not properly registered to run in our event. The bib number worn must correspond with the name of the registrant.
No, we do not offer any special seeding option. Corral assignments are based upon the information (anticipated finish time) provided by the participant at the time of registration. If due to your training you would like to adjust your anticipated finish time, please contact .
Yes! But only for the 4-Mile Run/Walk event and only when pushed at a walking pace. Running/Jogging with strollers is not permitted. When registering for the 4-mile Run/Walk, please follow the prompted steps for strollers. For safety reasons, participants pushing strollers/wheelchairs will line up at the back of the starting area.
Yes. Competitive wheelchair athletes are welcome in all events! Competitive wheelchair athletes (those who will not obtain assistance from others during the race) will need to indicate that during registration. They will be assigned to the first corral and have the option of starting 5 minutes before the main field. Non-competitive wheelchair participants who will be pushed by someone else may register for the 4-Mile Walk and will be placed in the last corral. Only one registration fee is required that will cover both the non-competitive wheelchair participant and assistant. Just select the stroller/wheelchair option while registering for the 4-Mile event and you can indicate both names on the form. If you have any questions, please contact us at .
If you registered to push a stroller and have changed your mind, that’s perfectly fine. Just show up on race day without the stroller. If you would like to “add” a stroller, please contact if prior to the week of the race. If you decide to "add" a stroller race week, please visit the Help Desk during packet pickup. All pushed strollers/wheelchairs will need to display a special band that will be provided to them when they pick up their race number at packet pick-up.
Yes! Fort4Fitness is now offering multi-race packages. For more information, see our registration page.
The Half Marathon course is certified by USATF/RRCA, certification number IN11008MW. All races will share common start and finish lines with the half marathon.
Yes. However, half marathon participants must be able to complete the 13.1 miles in 4 hours or less (18 minute 18 second per mile pace), 10K participants must be able to complete the 6.2 miles in 125 minutes or less (20 minute per mile pace) and 4 mile participants in 80 minutes or less (20 minute per mile pace). If participants are not able to maintain the required pace, they will be asked to stop and be transported back to the finish line by race officials.
Yes, ONLY if they are officially registered for the race, have signed the liability waiver and are wearing a race bib. Only registered race participants are permitted on the course.
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
Race Weekend FAQs
Packet Pick-Up is at Parkview Field on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 1 PM to 9 PM.
Packet pick up on Saturday morning will be allowed if you have circumstances that prevent you from picking up your race packet on Friday night. Please fill out the 2014 Race Day Packet Pick-Up Request Form if you must pick up your packet on Saturday morning.
The normal high in late September in Fort Wayne, Indiana is 72 degrees and normal low is 48 degrees.
Does Fort4Fitness have a Gear Check service?
Yes. Gear Check is open from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 and is located on the first base side of the concourse level of Parkview Field by the batting cages. A Gear Check tag is provided with your race number. For safety and security purposes we do not accept luggage or similar style bags. Please use a clear or plastic grocery bag.
Contact if you have left behind any items after the race.
All races share the same start and finish lines. The starting line is at the historic Baker Street train station near the corner of Baker and Harrison Streets in downtown Fort Wayne. The finish line is at home plate of Parkview Field baseball stadium at the corner of Ewing and Brackenridge Streets. A map of the start/finish area, including parking locations, is available on the travel page of our web site.
The start times on Saturday, September 27, 2014 are:
10K Run/Walk - 7:30 AM
Half Marathon - 8:20 AM
4 Mile Run/Walk - 10:45 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.
Please check the travel page of our web site for more information and parking tips. Carpooling is highly recommended.
Yes, please make sure your race number is visible from the front at all times. People will not be allowed in the starting area, served at the water stations or allowed onto the Parkview Field playing field unless they are displaying a race number.
We strongly recommend not wearing headphones.
Fort4Fitness’ position on headphone use is now as follows: Fort4Fitness is an event that brings people together to share a common endeavor. At times race officials may need to relay important instructions for participants to hear, we are STRONGLY recommending against the use of 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.
All Half Marathon, 10K and 4 Mile Run/Walk participants who complete the course will receive a finisher's medal.
Prizes will be awarded in the Half Marathon and 10K events to the top three male and female finishers in the following categories/age groups: Overall Wheelchair, Overall Open; Overall Masters (40+); 19 and Under; 20 to 24; 25 to 29; 30 to 34; 35 to 39; 40 to 44; 45 to 49; 50 to 54; 55 to 59; 60 to 64; 65 to 69; 70 and over.
Prizes will be awarded in the 4 Mile to the top three male and female finishers in the following categories/age groups: Overall Wheelchair, Overall Open; Overall Masters (40+); 12 and Under; 13 to 19; 20 to 24; 25 to 29; 30 to 34; 35 to 39; 40 to 44; 45 to 49; 50 to 54; 55 to 59; 60 to 64; 65 to 69; 70 and over.
Overall awards are based on gun-to-chip time for the published race. Age group awards are based on chip-to-chip time.
Prizes will be mailed to winners within a month after the race. All award winners will have finisher photos verified to ensure accurate results.
Road Runners Clubs of America will award special State Championship awards for the 10K to the top male and female winners in the Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+) and Senior Grand Masters divisions. These awards will be presented on race day to the overall winners and mailed within a month to the other winners once the results have been certified.
The grassy area along the outfield concourse is the officially designated runner reunion area.
Please note that wheelchairs will be directed to go down the clubhouse ramp near the first base dugout and ride the elevator to the concourse level. Strollers and other wheeled devices will exit the field using the serpentine ramp in the right field corner.
New for 2014, a unique QR Code will be on the race bib of participants to allow them to receive race results immediately with the push of a button! Final race results will also be posted online on event day. A link to results will be available on the home page of this web site.
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. Contact