Runners, walkers and wheelchair users are invited to participate in Tread the Trails, a new trails program presented by the City of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne Running Club, Fort Wayne Trails, and the City of New Haven. The special Tuesday run/walk launch of Tread the Trails will take place at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 at Salomon Farm Park’s Old Barn. This event will also officially begin the Trek the Trails season.
After the Tuesday launch, the free Tread the Trails program will take place every other Thursday at 6:00 p.m., beginning May 12, with departure at 6:10. All routes will be 5 kilometers, with the option for a longer or shorter experience if the participant chooses. Similar to Trek the Trails, the starting location will vary each week. Participants should be prepared with water. Individuals participate at their own risk.
Following the free bike ride, run, and walk, Fort Wayne Trails will host a trails kickoff party at the Old Barn. Tickets cost $10 and are required for admission to the celebration. Details and ticket information can be found at www.fwtrails.org.
For a complete list of locations and dates: https://fwtrails.org/events/treadthetrails/
Contact Greenways Program Manager Neil Miller at 260-427-6228 with any questions.
Fort Wayne was named a Runner-Friendly Community by the Road Runners Club of America. This designation is in place 2021 – 2026.
The Fort Wayne Area Trails Network consists of nearly 129 miles of trails, with 97.4 miles inside City limits. Most of the trails in City limits are planned, designed, constructed, and maintained by the City of Fort Wayne, under the leadership of Mayor Tom Henry.