FAQs

With so many events going on during Spring Cycle, it is likely for many questions to arise. Get all the answers to questions you could be wondering by reading through some popular FAQs.

Event Weekend

Are there awards?

No, this is not a timed event and therefore there are no awards.

Can I wear headphones during the race?

At times race officials may need to relay important instructions for participants to hear, so we STRONGLY recommend not using 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.

Do I need to wear my tour number?

Yes, you will be given a bib during Packet Pick-Up, and that should be worn or presented during the event at key locations. Your bib number provides access to replenishment at the water stops and a finisher medal at the finish.

Does Fort4Fitness have a Gear Check service?

Gear Check will not be available for the 2021 Spring Cycle.

Contact info@fort4fitness.org if you have left behind any items after the race.

What time do the Spring Cycle tours start?

The 2021 Spring Cycle tours will start in waves:

  • 100K and 45 Mile tours start at 9:00 AM
  • 36 Mile tour starts at 9:30 AM
  • 20 Mile tour starts at 10:00 AM
  • 10 Mile tour starts at 10:30 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.

What will the weather be like on race day?

The normal high in June in Fort Wayne, IN is 81 degrees and normal low is 60 degrees.

When and where is Packet Pick-Up?

Packet Pick-Up will be inside the Park Foundation Pavilion at Promenade Park:

  • Friday, June 4th from 4 PM - 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 5th 8 AM - 10:30 AM

*You may pick up another participant's packet if you bring a copy of their confirmation email with you (or have it with you on your smartphone).

Where are the start and finish lines?

The Start Line/Finish Line will be at Promenade Park in Downtown Fort Wayne. 

Where can I park?

Please check the travel and parking page for more information and parking tips. Carpooling is highly recommended.

Where should I meet my family and friends after the tour?

The ideal location to meet family and friends after your ride is the finish area outside by the Park Foundation Pavilion in Promenade Park. However, congregating in any area is not encouraged due to COVID-19 precautions.

Other

Are there other ways to get involved?

Yes! You can always sign up for a volunteer slot for the week/day of the tours. Click here for available time slots or contact info@Fort4Fitness.org for specific inquiries.

How do I become a sponsor?

Contact sponsor@fort4fitness.org, or visit the Sponsors page for more information.

I want to volunteer. What do I do?

Great! It takes over 1,000 volunteers to make Fort4Fitness events happen. There are many different opportunities to volunteer, not only on event weekend, but also in the days and weeks leading up to the event. Check out our volunteer page or contact volunteer@fort4fitness.org.

Click here for available 2021 Spring Cycle volunteer time slots.

Fall Festival and Winter Wonder Dash time slots are TBD.

Race Weekend

Will Spring Cycle be cancelled because of COVID-19?

At this time, we are still planning for an in-person 2021 Spring Cycle on June 5th.

Should this change, participants and the public will be notified immediately with the most up-to-date information and next steps.

Registration

Are there refunds?

No. Entry fees are non-refundable.

How do I register for the race?

Hover over the orange "Get Registered" button on the Fort4Fitness website homepage and click "Spring Cycle."

Or, click here for the 2020 Spring Cycle registration form.

How late can I register for the Spring Cycle?

You can register online through 11:59 PM the Wednesday before the event. On-site registration the day of the event will be available, but plan on allowing enough time to register before the start of the tour.

Is it possible to switch from one distance to another? (ex: switching from the 10 to 16 mile route)

Yes, but there is no need to change on your registration. When you show up that morning you can ride the route of your choosing.

*Note: If you wish to switch to a longer tour, you will need to arrive earlier to accommodate the extra time you'll be out on the course. All participants need to be at the Finish Line by 2:30 PM.

Will I receive a registration confirmation?

Yes. If you register online you should receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the registration process. Contact us with any further registration questions.

Tour

Are there maps of the courses?

New routes are currently being mapped out. The public will be notified when the new routes are finalized, and maps will be available.

Can friends and family ride with me?

Yes, ONLY if they are officially registered for the tour, have signed the liability waiver and are wearing a bib. Only registered participants are permitted on the course.

Is the course safe?

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 volunteers along the course
  • An extensive EMS plan that includes ambulatory service, roving course marshals, and medical staff at strategic locations
What are the required paces to finish before closing time?

Required pace to complete the course by closing time:

100K = 12.25 MPH pace

43 Mile = 9.3 MPH pace

32 Mile = 8 MPH pace

What time does the course close?

Course will close at 2:30 PM. All riders should be back to the Finish Line by this time.

Where are the water/aid stations along the course?

New routes are currently being mapped out for the tours. When the new routes are finalized, the public will be notified and maps will be available, including locations of water stops.