Celebrate Father's Day weekend by running for your father, grandfather, or father-figure. Bring the entire family for a fun morning of activities, including a free Kid's Fun Run with balloons, face-painting, and music. This race will be a WALK, RUN, or RUCK and a Fort Wayne Running Club Points Race. The course will circle around Lakeside Park's beautiful rose garden and shaded park. Stay after the race for a pancake breakfast and fellowship with fathers and families. Proceeds from the Father's Day 5K will benefit Military Families and A Baby's Closet, ministries of Associated Churches.
- WALK: Each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt.
- RUN: This is an official points race. Awards will be presented to the top male & female runner in each age group category.
- RUCK: Ruckers are asked to fill their backpacks with 10 lbs. of baby item donations (such as diapers, wipes, & wash) to support A Baby’s Closet. Ruckers will be entered into a new category for an award.
- CHURCH TEAMS: Get your church to participate in this year’s Father’s Day 5K. Celebrate our heavenly Father and your earthly father. Congregations with the most participants will receive a “Traveling Trophy”.
Advanced registration is free for children 9 and under, $20 for ages 10 to 15, and $25 for ages 16 and up. Late Registration will be $30 beginning Monday, June 15th for ALL that register. Register by June 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. Only registrants for the 5K are eligible for a t-shirt.
CHURCH TEAM PRICING
Advanced registration is $20 per person. Late Registration will be $30 beginning Monday, June 15th. Register by June 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. Only registrants for the 5K are eligible for a t-shirt.
7:30am - Registration & Check-In begins on site
8:15am - Free Kid's Fun Run begins on site
8:30am - Father’s Day 5K begins on site
Get your Father's Day 5K bibs, shirts, and swag the day before the race, Friday, June 19th at a location and time TBD. Packets may be picked up before the race at Associated Churches starting at 7:30am.
ADD DAD TO THE 5K SHIRT
Add your Father-Figures first and last name to the back of the Father's Day 5K t-shirt for an additional $100. This is a unique opportunity to honor your father-figure on the race shirt. Deadline for this option is June 1st.
Kids may run the 5K without being timed for free, however, If they want to be timed or receive a shirt, they will NEED to register.
Kid's bicycles or scooters, dogs, strollers, walkers, etc. are allowed on the course.
After June 1st you will NOT be asked for a shirt size when registering, but extra shirts will be given out after the race.
Parking is available at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Early Childhood Alliance, and the law offices of Rothberg, Logan & Warsco LLP.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the breakfast after the race - even if you did not run the 5K.
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