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 10th 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:
Help secure the future of Fort Wayne Trails by supporting the Fort Wayne Trails Endowment Fund! The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is challenging all nonprofits that hold endowment funds at the Community Foundation to raise money for their endowments between October 29 and November 24! The top-raising organizations in each of our giving areas will receive a surprise gift from the Community Foundation on #GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019.