As highlighted in Part I one of the goals was to have a race calendar so that 2020’s effort isn’t confined to 1 major event and anything else in the area is training for it. In our effort to better connect with the Fort Wayne area running community, we’re committed to making our miles count by participating in as many area events as we can.
If you would have an interest in running to benefit great causes in Fort Wayne & beyond as a part of Runners Doing Good, let us know! We’d love to have as many people joining us!
To be a member of Runners Doing Good, please commit to raising $150, and be willing to share yours and our story along the way, and we’ll hook you up with a team shirt so you can show off the brand while you run. At this time, we’re unable to cover costs of entry for any race other than the Ragnar Trail event in June, which is our major team event and by invitation only.
Hopefully in the years to come, we’ll be able to do some fun things like awarding free race entries for runners but right now we’re just trying to get this off the ground.
Here’s the races we’re committed to in and where you can join us in 2020:
Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5k – February 16, 2020 – Downtown Fort Wayne. Get a soft long sleeve shirt, finishers medal, chocolate, wine slushies, and more for running this cool weather event! All proceeds to benefit NeighborLink Fort Wayne! Register here!
Pokagon Trail Challenge – Saturday April 18th, 2020 – Pokagon State Park – Fremont, IN – How about something different? How about a 5k or 7 mile trail challenge in a wonderful state park? Sounds like a great time and should be a great tune-up for what’s to come at the end of June. Register here!
Sunburst Races – Saturday, June 6th, 2020 – South Bend, IN – The Sunburst is a very well run, long time event in northern Indiana. You can a 5k, 10k, or half marathon, starting at Four Winds Field, the home of the South Bend Cubs, and finish at the 50 yard line at a Notre Dame. If you’re a football fan, trust me, it is awesome to come out of the tunnel and run onto the field! Sign-up here
Ragnar Trail Relay Michigan – Saturday & Sunday, June 27th & 28th – Grayling, MI – This is our major team run in 2020. We’re taking a year off from hitting the roads to hit the trails! 8 runners conquering 128 miles through the woods of Hanson Hills State Recreation Area in Grayling, MI! Follow our instagram and facebook pages to follow along with the camping and running adventure from sun-up to sun-down and back up again!
Promenade Freedom 4-miler – Saturday July 4th, 2020 – Fort Wayne, IN – Kick off your Independence Day with a new event to downtown at our newest attraction: Promenade Park! Run the rivers and see Fort Wayne like you’ve not experienced it before. Run this whether you’re running for us or not and help make this Epic Racing Events race a yearly tradition. Register now!
Fort 4 Fitness Fall Festival – September 25th & 26th – Downtown Fort Wayne, Parkview Field. Kids and Senior Marathon races on Friday night, 4 miler, 10k, and half-marathon on Saturday as part of Fort Wayne’s premier running, health, and fitness festival with a finish line at home plate of nationally recognized Parkview Field! Registration opens on January 1st. This link will be updated then!
Winter Wonder Dash 5k – Saturday, November 21st, 2020 – Franke Park, Fort Wayne, IN – Enjoy the first lighting of Blue Jacket’s Fantasy of Lights by running this course and taking in more than 100 lighted displays! Registration is not open yet but as soon as it is, this page will be updated!
Not listed will be NeighborLink Fort Wayne ‘s Night Moves races that haven’t been released yet. These are fun events within the Fort Wayne to take in during times of the day where you might not normally be running around town. A bunch of us attended one last year. Check out my race review here!
Lastly, if there’s a race you’re running in outside of these and want to do so, please do! If you’re committed to running to make your miles count for Runners Doing Good, I’ll make sure you get a shirt so that you can rep the brand. Make sure you take a picture!