Thursday, Nov 22, 2012

Galloping Gobbler

1100 Leesburg Road, Fort Wayne IN

Fort Wayne , IN 4 Miler, 8 Miler

This Event Took Place Thu. Nov 22, 2012

Start TImes

The 15K start time is 8:00 am at the Frontier Communications site off W. Jefferson Boulevard.

The 4 Mile start time is 8:30 am at the University of Saint Francis campus at Leesburg and Lansing.

Shuttle trolley will take runners to the 15K Frontier site starting at 6:50 am to 7:45 am. A trolley will also be available to take runners following the race from the Saint Francis finish line area to Frontier for those who may have chosen to park at Frontier.

Night before and Race day Registration

ONLINE Registration ENDS at midnight on Monday, November 25th.
However, THERE WILL BE IN-PERSON REGISTRATION AVAILABLE available the night before the race and on race morning. That registration takes place at packet pick-up from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday and after 6:45 am on Thanksgiving morning until 8 am.

Location of Starts

15K Start: The 15K is a point to point race from parking areas off West Jefferson near I-69 and will run toward Lindenwood Cemetery and the finish line at the University of Saint Francis on Fort Wayne's near west side.

4 Mile Start: At the University of St. Francis on Fort Wayne's near west side.  The start/finish is at the Hutzell Athletic Center located off Leesburg Road south of Spring Street. Runners should self-seed themselves by speed.  Markers posted on Leesburg will guide runners as to where their pace per mile should place them at the start area. Walkers should be at the back near Spring Street.

About the Run

Create a new family Thanksgiving tradition by running the traditional 4 Miler or the new 15K.

The 4 Mile race starts from the campus of the University of St. Francis, then run approximately .5 mile to the entrance of the beautiful and historic Lindenwood Cemetery. Most of the race then takes place on the winding, wooded hills of the cemetery before exiting the cemetery and heading back to the start. Showers are available on campus; please bring your own towel.
Route: You may view the route on the USATF mapping service at: Click Here

This will be the second year for the new 15 Kilometer option. Runners will take off on a point to point challenge from Frontier Communications and then proceed along the Towpath Trail toward Lindenwood Cemetery and the finish line at Saint Francis.
Route: You may view the 15K route at: Click Here

15K participants will have trolley shuttles making multiple trips from USF's Hutzell Athletic Center to the race start.


Please try to arrive early on race morning to ensure you have been able to park and comfortably get ready for the race start.  Parking is available adjacent to the Hutzell Athletic Center off Leesburg.  However, know that during the conduct of the race only the north exit onto Leesburg will be available and that cars will need to exit north on Leesburg to Spring.  Please consider parking at the North Campus off Spring Street - there is substantial parking available BEHIND the North Campus building.  Parking is also available off Spring Street between Trinity Hall and the Padua Residence Hall.  There is also substantial parking off Lindenwood Avenue at the southwest corner of Spring Street and Lindenwood Avenue.

Local time: 2:43 AM


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