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Fort Wayne Trail Blazer 5K/10K Run/Walk Helps To Build Regional Trails

The fourth annual Trail Blazer 5K/10K will raise funds to connect more trails while also providing a healthy, family-friendly event that promotes outdoor active recreation.

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Summit Middle School, 4509 Homestead Rd.

DETAILS: Last year, over 700 runners and walkers took part in the Trail Blazer and this year’s goal is to top 1,000 and raise more money to connect Fort Wayne’s 85 miles of trails.

"Events like the Trail Blazer are a critical part of expanding the trails," said Lori Rose, Fort Wayne Trails’ executive director. "As we work with the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County to extend our region’s trails throughout our community, it takes an army of supporters to continue the progress. We are so grateful to all the Trail Blazer volunteers and participants who raise funds every year to keep the trails moving forward, so that thousands more people can safely travel to arts and cultural destinations, schools, retail areas, downtown, and neighboring communities in the future. The more funds we raise, the more trails we can build and connect in every quadrant. "

The first 900 Trail Blazer participants will receive a high-quality Under Armour racing shirt and goody bag, and, prizes will be given to top place finishers in each age group. A Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on the Summit Middle School track at 1:30pm and will be supervised by Fort Wayne Trails’ volunteers.

Complete details of the event can be found at This year’s title sponsor Lutheran Hospital. Additional sponsors include Summit Brands, Brigadoon Fitness, PNC, NIPSCO and Lake City Bank. Race Day registration begins at Summit Middle School at 12:30pm.

To find out more about Fort Wayne Trails, our current projects and activities, and how to get involved, please visit our website at

CONTACT: For an extensive interview and more in-depth information on the current state of the trails please contact Lori Rose at (260) 705-7284 or (260) 969-0079 or by email at lori.