NEW FOR 2014! Both distances will start at the campus! The 15K start time is 8:15 am at the University of Saint Francis at Leesburg Road and Lansing Street.
The 4 Mile start time is 8:30 am at the University of Saint Francis campus at Leesburg and Lansing. This will allow both races to start on time.
The finish line for the 15K will be at Frontier Communications site off W. Jefferson Boulevard.
The finish line for the 4 Miler will be back at campus as it has been in the past.
Those who are running the 15K must plan for travel at the finish line at the Frontier Communications site off W. Jefferson Boulevard. There will be NO trolley before the race. There will be a limited trolley service AFTER the 15K to take runners from Frontier to parking back at campus.
Night before and Race day Registration
ONLINE Registration ENDS at midnight on Tuesday, 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. Packet pick-up will be on campus at the Hutzell Athletic Center (basketball gymnasium) both the night before and morning of.
Location of Starts
15K Start: NEW for 2014! The 15K is a point to point race from the University of Saint Francis, to Lindenwood Cemetery, the runners will then leave the cemetery and head to Rockhill Park where they will get on the Towpath Trail to the finish ain the parking area of Frontier Communication off West Jefferson near I-69.
4 Mile Start: At the University of Saint 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 third year for the new 15 Kilometer option and there is an important change for 2014 that will ensure both races start on time so runners and their families can get to Thanksgiving gatherings. Runners will take off from the University at Saint Francis, then proceed to Lindenwood Cemetery. They will then leave the cemetery, head to Rockhill Park, join the Towpath Trail and take it out to the finish at Frontier Communications near W. Jefferson Blvd. and I-69.
Route: We will be posting the new route of the 15K prior to race day.
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: 6:06 AM