In a normal year, the Final Mile event would be held at the Home of the TinCaps the night before our Saturday races. With the in-person Fall Festival event being cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, the kids and seniors final event will look different this year.
Since the Final Mile event is on a much smaller scale than the Fall Festival Saturday races, we still hope to hold a Final Mile event for kids and seniors. We are currently working with our committee to come up with a plan that is safe for participants and their families. Once we determine the best course of action, all participants will be notified.
The Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon, sponsored by Lutheran Children's Hospital, is easy to do and fun for all!
The Kids Marathon is designed for kids ages 4-14 and has been created to promote exercise, wellness, and healthy lifestyles for kids and their families through a variety of unique training programs and events. Fort4Fitness operates under a simple premise: the sooner we can instill healthy lifestyles in our kids, the better health they will have later in life. A major contributor to a healthy lifestyle is getting regular exercise.
The goal of Kids Marathon is for each registered child to complete a marathon throughout the summer by logging miles through walking, running, biking, swimming, playing baseball, and more. They rack up 25 miles or more during the summer and then complete their final 1.2 miles at the Fall Festival on Friday night. Throughout the summer, the Kickoff and Family Fun & Fitness events are held as a way to provide an opportunity to log miles and take part in fun activities centered around health and fitness. The activities are organized by Lutheran Health Network, listed below.
In 2019, 1,100 area kids took strides towards a more fit lifestyle while participating in the Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon. 2020 promises to be the biggest and best year yet. Don't miss it!
KIDS MARATHON SUMMER-LONG PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- Kids Marathon T-shirt
- Kids Marathon Goody Bag & Mileage Logbook
- Family Fun & Fitness Events
- Finishers at the Final Mile receive a race medal!
FAMILY FUN & FITNESS EVENTS
In light of the COVID-19 news, there have been changes made to the Family Fun & Fitness schedule. This is the most up-to-date schedule.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020: Kick-Off at Turnstone Center
3:30 PM - 7 PM | 3320 N. Clinton St. - Ft. Wayne
Monday, June 29, 2020: Kids Run at Erin's House for Grieving Children
3:30 PM - 6 PM | 5670 YMCA Park Dr. West - Ft. Wayne
Monday, July 20, 2020: Roller Dome North
3:30 PM - 6 PM | 444 W Coliseum Blvd. - Ft. Wayne
Thursday, August 27, 2020: Kids Run/Bike Your Miles at Shoaff Park
3:30 PM - 6 PM | 6401 St. Joe Rd. - Ft. Wayne
Pre-register online or sign up on-site. Shirts and goody bags may be picked up at these events.
The Kids Marathon training programs are designed to make exercise fun and achievable for kids. The program allows your child to set a goal, have the reward of achieving that goal, and then join the fun at the Final Mile to celebrate and recognize their success. The goal of Kids Marathon is to help children in our community develop a foundation for healthy habits and fitness that last a lifetime!
*Kids must be registered to participate in the Family Fun & Fitness Events and the Final Mile.