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The 41st Annual Banquet with Mirna Valerio
3:00PM EST - 8:00PM EST
451 spots left.
Registration ends January 21, 2019 at 12:00pm EST
10622 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne, IN US 46845

The 2018 Fort Wayne Running Club Meeting and Banquet will take place Sunday January 27th at the Parkview Mirro Center. Our 2019 Keynote Speaker will be ultrarunner, author, and motivational speaker Mirna Valerio.

The 2019 Annual Banquet will honor members, volunteers, and outstanding area high school  athletes. Please join us for our 3pm clinic "Integrating Technology into the Running Experience" prior to the doors opening. 

2:30pm Check-in
3pm Clinic Panel "Integrating Technology into the Running Experience
5pm Banquet Commences
Awards for 2018 FWRC Points Series and Ironrunners
Awards for outstanding high school runners with the "Chris Brown Male and Female High School Runners of the Year"
Awards for FWRC Volunteer of the Year, Spirit of Running, Golden Shoe Award, Joe Ziegler Breaking Barriers Award and President's Award
Speech by Motivational Speaker and Author Mirna Valerio

A public run will take place Sunday morning, location and time TBD.

Mirna Valerio, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a Spanish teacher, diversity practitioner, cross-country coach, ultrarunner, OCR enthusiast, and blogger. Valerio’s blogs about all things running appear at Fat Girl Running and in Women’s Running Magazine. Her story was featured in the Wall Street Journal and Runner’s World and on NBC Nightly News. Valerio is a global ambassador for Merrell, an ambassador for Skirt Sports, and an athlete for Swiftwick. She is married to Cito Nikiema, and together they have a basketball-loving teenage son, Rashid. She loves being in nature and frequently runs trails in the North Georgia mountains.

You can follow her journey at or follow her on Instagram @themirnavator 

For more questions contact Judy Tillapaugh at 

Banquet fee is $30 for non FWRC members
$20 until November 1st for members
$25 until January 1st for members 
$30 for January 1st and on for members





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