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Celebrate Father’s Day weekend by running with or in honor of your father, grandfather, or father-figure. Bring the entire family for a 5K and a free kid’s fun run. The Father’s Day 5K will be a WALK, RUN, or RUCK. The course will circle around Lakeside Park’s beautiful rose garden and shaded park. For the health and safety of our participants, this year’s race will not include a pancake breakfast before the race. Proceeds will benefit Associated Churches’ programs, Military Families and A Baby’s Closet.
WALK: Each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt.
RUN: Awards will be presented to the top male & female runners in each age group category.
RUCK: Ruckers are asked to fill their backpacks with 10 lbs of baby item donations (such as diapers, wipes, or formula) to support A Baby’s Closet. Ruckers will be entered into a new category for an award.
CHURCH TEAMS: Get your church to participate in this year’s Father’s Day 5K. Celebrate our heavenly Father with a healthy activity as a team. Congregations with the most participants will receive a “Traveling Trophy”.
Advanced registration is free for children 9 and under, $20 for ages 10 to 15, and $25 for ages 16 and up. Late Registration will be $35 beginning Monday, June 15th for ALL that register. Register by June 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. Only registrants for the 5K are eligible for a t-shirt.
CHURCH TEAM PRICING
Church Teams are $20 per person and registration will end Monday, June 14th. Register by June 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. Only registrants for the 5K are eligible for a t-shirt.
Will there be food served before or after the 5K? For the health and safety of our participants, this year we will NOT be serving a pancake breakfast.
Do I need to register my child? Children may run the 5K without being timed for free, however, If they want to be timed or receive a shirt, they will NEED to register.
Can I bring wheels or animals? Bicycles, scooters, dogs, strollers, walkers, etc. are allowed on the course.
I registered, but it didn't ask my shirt size? After June 1st you will NOT be asked for a shirt size when registering, but extra shirts will be given out after the race.
Where do I park? Parking is available at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Early Childhood Alliance, and the law offices of Rothberg, Logan & Warsco LLP.
Can I share my photos from the race on social media? Yes! Please tag us, the event, or use #FD5K2021
7:30am - Check-In
8:15am - Free Kid's Fun Run
8:30am - Father’s Day 5K
Get your Father's Day 5K bibs, shirts, and swag the day before the race, Friday, June 18th at The Wolf Mission House of Associated Churches (624 E. Wayne St.) time is TBD. Packets may be picked up the day of the race starting at 7:30am.
Add your Father-Figures first and last name to the back of the Father's Day 5K t-shirt for an additional $100. This is a unique opportunity to honor your father-figure on the race shirt. The Deadline for this option is June 1st and is available when registering.
(image is of FD5K 2019 shirts)
The Father's Day 5K will be benefiting the Associated Churches programs Military Families and A Baby's Closet. Both programs support families with health, education, and emergency assistance.