14th Annual Pufferbelly Run/Walk/Stroll - Presented by Fort Wayne Trails

in United States at Parkview YMCA

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  • 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run
    Youth 11 and under

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  • 10K

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  • 5K

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  • Virtual 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run
    Youth 11 and under

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  • Virtual 10K

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  • Virtual 5K

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Event Details

Join us for the 14th Annual Pufferbelly Run, Walk, and Stroll 10K, 5K Family Run/Walk, and 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run. We will be continuing the virtual options for 2023 for those that would still like to support Fort Wayne Trails but would feel safer participating away from larger groups. We are hoping to have an event that looks a little more normal this year, but the ultimate focus is the safety of our staff, volunteers, and participants. We will keep everyone up to date on changes if any should occur. We are excited to see you all in July!

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 Bluffton. At 84 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

*Be sure to register by June 15th to be guaranteed a race t-shirt. We are also offering the option to update to a tech shirt for an additional fee.

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, July 14th, from 5PM to 7PM. Registration is also open on race day from 7AM to 8AM Adults $40.00 ,Youth $25.00, and Kids Fun Run $15.

  • Timing chips will be used to ensure accurate times for all runners.
  • The top female and male runners in each age group and the overall male and female runners will be awarded medals at the completion of the 5K and 10k.
  • 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 & 10K 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 10th (requires a minimum of 5 team members), and a group photo opportunity. The team with the highest number of participants will receive an award. 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 $40.00 and Youth $25.00

You may also register Friday night (on July 14th) from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Parkview YMCA. Adults $40.00 and Youth $25.00

Packet Pick-up
Parkview YMCA
Friday, July 14 - 5 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, July 15 - 7 am to 8 am

All 5K and 10K participants who pre-register by June 15th will have the option to receive an event t-shirt, or upgrade to a tech shirt. Kids Fun Run participants will have the option to purchase an event shirt when registering before June 15th. Limited quantities will be available to others on race day, but preferred size and availability can not be guaranteed.


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

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