The proceeds from this event will be used for trail development, including converting the former New York Railroad into a paved recreational path that, when completed, will link downtown Fort Wayne to Dekalb County. Called the Pufferbelly Trail, this is an integral section of the regional Poka-Bache Connector Trail that will connect to Pokagon State Park to the north, and Ouabache State Park in Bluffton to the south. The Pufferbelly Trail will provide endless health and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the Fort Wayne area.
Join us for the 11th Annual Pufferbelly Run/Walk/Stroll. We’ll run the race on the Pufferbelly Trail. The proceeds from this event will be used to further our work developing trails, including new sections of the Pufferbelly Trail. When completed, the trail will be part of the Poka-Bache Connector, running from Ouabache State Park in Bluffton to Pokagon State Park in Angola. This 81-mile connector trail will bring Steuben, Dekalb, Allen and Wells communities together. This trail is a crucial part of the United Trails project in our region. It is planned as a tourist destination and for cultural growth for residents in all four counties. Ultimately, this trail will solidify the fact that Northeast Indiana is a thriving, culturally rich, active, and healthy community that’s a fun place to visit and a great place to live.
Coworkers, charities, and groups of friends can register as a team! Teams will get a few added perks:
Join us for the 11th Annual Pufferbelly Run, Walk, and Stroll!
We are excited to announce that after careful consideration, we have determined that we can move forward with the 2020 Pufferbelly Run/Walk/Stroll IN-PERSON. While following the Governors guidelines and CDC recommendations, we will still provide a fun and safe event for all of you. Of course, your safety, is paramount and as we get closer to July 18th, if we feel we cannot provide you with a rewarding and safe experience we will make any necessary changes. Keep in mind that in addition to a fun morning on the trails, every registration goes directly to supporting trail growth and development right here in our city. We thank you all for using and supporting Fort Wayne Trails.
More information and registration links can be found here: