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Runners head down Calhoun Street in the 2010 Fort 4 Fitness half marathon.

Verbatim: Fort4Fitness adds 10K race

Statement issued Tuesday:

(Fort Wayne, IN) – Following three straight years of sold out events, the Fort4Fitness Health Festival is growing again in 2011. In addition to the already established Half Marathon, 4 Mile Run/Walk, Kids Marathon and Seniors Marathon, a new 10K race (6.2 miles) has been added to the schedule for the 4th Annual Fort4Fitness Festival in September 2011. In order to accommodate the continued growth for the event, Fort4Fitness is increasing the capacity of the races to 10,000 total participants.

“We’re so excited to see how the community has embraced the Fort4Fitness mission of promoting healthy living and fitness in Northeast Indiana,” said Brad Kimmel, Executive Director of the Fort4Fitness Health Festival. “The addition of the 10K gives our participants another option to continue to improve their fitness. It’s a good distance for many of our 4 mile participants who are looking to take on a little bigger challenge next year, without having the major commitment that comes with training for a Half Marathon.”

Registration for the Fort4Fitness Half Marathon, 10K, and 4 Mile Run/Walk is scheduled to open on December 1, 2010, with pricing set forth below:

2011 Fort4Fitness Registration Fee Schedule*

Half Marathon 10 K 4 Mile Run/Walk

12/1/10 – 4/15/11 $40 $25 $15

4/16/11 – 7/15/11 $50 $35 $25

7/16/11 – 9/10/11 $60 $40 $30

Kids Marathon** - $10 Seniors Marathon** - $10

*Online registration will close 9/10/2011 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) or sooner if the limit of 10,000 registrants is reached. Mail-in registrations must be post-marked by 9/10/2011 or the date the race sells out online, whichever is sooner.

**Online registration for the Kids & Seniors Marathon both close 8/1/2011 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Mail-in registrations must be post-marked by 8/1/2011.


For more information on the Fort4Fitness Health Festival, please visit our web site at

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