Tread the Trails

Tread the Trails

Have you ever wanted to get out and explore our growing trail network by foot, but aren’t sure where to start?

Join the Fort Wayne Running Club, City of Fort Wayne, City of New Haven, and Fort Wayne Trails for the second year of Tread the Trails! Join us every other Thursday for a free guided run/walk with 5k/10k distances. The runs/walks will begin at 6:00 pm every other Thursday throughout the summer and will take place from the same starting point as our weekly Trek the Trails rides, which take place on Tuesday evenings.  Participants are asked to come prepared with water, although there may be times when water is provided. This event is designed with all ability levels in mind and is family-friendly, and each group will have a “sweeper” to ensure no one is lost or gets left behind. Routes may be a loop or an out and back, and we intend to have signage to mark the halfway points for each distance.

Severe weather may cancel the event. Check the Fort Wayne Trails Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at least 1 hour before the ride, if you are unsure.

**Please note that the kick-off event will be held on Tuesday, April 30th. All following Tread the Trails events will take place on Thursdays.

Need more information?

Please register here if you’d like to attend. This will assist us in providing improved communication with you, track how many people we might see at each event, and provide a way for you to give us anonymous feedback about your Tread the Trails experience and ideas about trail development. Signing up will also register you for a chance to win some goodies from local running stores at the end of the season! All walkers/runners can “sign-in” at each event for an additional chance to win! You only need to register online one time per season.


Be sure to stick around after the run/walk for our annual Trails Celebration which will be held at The Promenade Park Pavilion. Food and drink will be available for purchase from our friends at Teds. A trails update will be given by the City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Trails. The party will be held from 6:30 to 8:30.


2024 Tread The Trails Schedule

Join us this year!

*Routes and starting locations are subject to change. Follow us on social media for updates or cancelations.

Date Thursday Tread the Trails Ride Start Locations Length
4/30/2023 Promenade Park(Trek/Tread the Trails Kick-off) – 1 Mile Route5k RouteEvent 1 Mile/5k
5/16/2024 Buckner Park – 1 Mile Route – 5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k
5/30/2024 Shoaff Park – 1 Mile Route – 5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k
6/13/2024 Cookie Cottage – 1 Mile Route5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k
6/27/2024 Indian Trails Park – 1 Mile Route – 5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k
7/11/2024 Engle Road Trailhead – 1 Mile Route5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k
7/25/2024 Turnstone – 1 Mile Route – 5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k
8/8/2024 Moser Park – 1 Mile Route 5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k
8/22/2024 Stillwater Hospice – 1 Mile Route – 5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k
9/5/2024 Rockhill Park – 1 Mile Route 5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k
9/19/2024 Coliseum Trailhead – 1 Mile Route 5k Route MapEvent 1 Mile/5k


The Fort Wayne Running Club

“The Fort Wayne Running Club is your local RRCA-affiliated running club, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The club was founded in 1977 and strives to support health and fitness through the sport of running.  Our members include people from all walks of life and different levels, from walkers to serious competitors, and we welcome the public to join us at any of our events.  We look forward to seeing you join us at any of the many amazing charitable causes these events support!”