Pufferbelly 5K - 8th Annual

Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN at Parkview YMCA

  • 5K at 8:30 AM

    » $25.00 early adult registration (through 7/12 at 11:59 AM EDT)
    » $10.00 early youth registration (ages 15 and under) (through 7/12 at 11:59 AM EDT)
    » $30.00 late adult registration (7/12 at 11:59 AM EDT through 8/10 at 6:00 PM EDT)
    » $15.00 late youth registration (ages 15 and under) (7/12 at 11:59 AM EDT through 8/10 at 6:00 PM EDT)

  • 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run at 8:00 AM
    Youth 11 and under

    » $5.00 registration (through 8/10 at 6:00 PM EDT)

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Event Details

Join us for the 8th Annual Pufferbelly 5K Family Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run. A portion of our race will be run on the Salomon Farm Trail and the Pufferbelly Trail from the Parkview YMCA to Wallen Road.

The proceeds from this event will be used for trail development activities. One of the biggest projects in our community is the conversion of the former New York Railroad into a paved recreational path called the Pufferbelly Trail in Fort Wayne. When completed, it will link downtown Fort Wayne to Pokagon State Park in Angola and south to Ouabache State park in Bluffon. At 81 miles, and called the Poka-Bache Connector, it will become the spine for a regional trails system that will provide endless health and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the Fort Wayne area.


Parkview YMCA 10001 Dawson's Creek Blvd.

The race will start and finish at the Parkview YMCA located on the south side of Dupont Road between Coldwater Road and Lima Road. Follow the signs for directions on where to park.

Important Information

Pre-registered participants may pick up their packets at the Parkview YMCA on Friday night from 5PM to 7PM or on race day from 7AM to 8AM.

Runners may register at the Parkview YMCA on Friday night, August 11th, from 5PM to 7PM. Registration is also open on race day from 7AM to 8AM Adults $35.00 and Youth $20.00

  • Timing chips will be used to ensure accurate times for all runners.
  • Great door prizes and awards for the top female and male runners in each group and the overall make and female runners will be given out at the completion of the 5K.
  • All participants in the Kids' Fun Run will receive a participation ribbon. The top female and male Fun Runner will receive an award.
  • Enjoy live music, refreshments, and kids games.
  • All participants will be given free access to the Parkview YMCA (including the pool and the splash pad) all day on race day.
  • Dogs, in-line skates, skateboards, and electronic devices are not allowed on the running course. Strollers are allowed for the 5K participants.

Team Challenge

We encourage companies, charities and groups of friends to register as a team to receive some added perks; including a VIP packet pickup line at registration, an extra goodie in the gift bags if registered by July 12th (requires a minimum of 5 team members), and a group photo opportunity. The team with the highest number of participants will receive a plaque. Be sure that everyone on your team includes your team name when they register.

Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration

Race day registration
Parkview YMCA from 7 am to 8 am.
Adults $35.00 and Youth $20.00

You may also register Friday night (on August 11th) from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Parkview YMCA. Adults $35.00 and Youth $20.00

Packet Pick-up
Parkview YMCA
Friday, August 11 - 5 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, August 12 - 7 am to 8:15 am

T-shirts will be given to all 5K and Fun Run participants who pre-registered by July 12th., Limited quantities will be available to others on race day. Performance shirts in adult sizes only are available (in lieu of a t-shirt) for an additional $10.00.


For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page

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