Pufferbelly 5K - 9th Annual

in United States at Maple Creek Middle School

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  • 5K

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  • 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run
    Youth 11 and under

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Event Details

Join us for the 9th Annual Pufferbelly 5K Family Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run. Due to construction of new trail segments near the YMCA and Salomon Farm Loop, we're moving a bit further north this year, and will be running our race on the Pufferebelly section north of Dupont 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 Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw 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.


Maple Creek Middle School, 425 Union Chapel Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

The race will start and finish at the Maple Creek Middle School. Follow the signs for directions on where to park.

Important Information

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

Runners may register at the Maple Creek Middle School on Friday night, August 10th, from 5PM to 7PM. Registration is also open on race day from 7AM to 8AM Adults $35.00 and Youth $20.00. Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, $5.

  • Timing chips will be used to ensure accurate times for all runners. (Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will not use chips)
  • 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 music, refreshments, and kids games.
  • [*]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
Maple Creek Middle School 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 Maple Creek Middle School. Adults $35.00 and Youth $20.00

Packet Pick-up
Maple Creek Middle School
Friday, August 10 - 5 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, August 11 - 7 am to 8:00 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.


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