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Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:35 pm

Fort4Fitness By the Numbers

The following was released on Thurs., Sept. 28, 2017 by Fort4Fitness:

Fort Wayne, IN - It’s hard to believe that Fort4Fitness is in its 10th year in 2017. The races have grown to a total of overá10,000 total participants at times and started with 3,091 in the inaugural year. The Kids Marathon and Seniors Marathonáprograms continue to grow with over 1,442 total participants, and the Charity Partner program remains consistent withá32% of participants running or walking for a local cause.



Fort4Fitness 2017 by the numbers (as of 9/28/17 at 11:30 am):


• 8,089 - Total number of registered participants in all Fort4Fitness events in 2017 as of 9/28 at 11:30 am (Marathon -194, Half Marathon - 1,701, 10K - 1,819, 4 Mile Run/Walk - 2,908, Kids Marathon - 1,103, Seniors Marathon - 339)

• 6,622 - Number of registered participants in Saturday races (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 4 Mile)

• 29 - Number of states represented

• 5,091 (62.9%) - Number of Fort Wayne residents

• 60.2% Female / 39.8% Male

• 37 - Average age of our participants

• 1,698 (21%) - Participants who tell us Fort4Fitness 2017 is their first road race

• 5,099 (63%) - Participants who tell us 2017 is their first Fort4Fitness race

• 154 - Extra Innings Club members/Participants running or walking their 10th Fort4Fitness race

• 1,363 - Number of kids (age 14 & under) participating in one of the Fort4Fitness events (includes Kids Marathon and all Saturday races)

• 31 - Number of organizations that signed up to be official Fort4Fitness Charity Partners

• 21 - Number of organizations that signed up to be official Fort4Fitness Corporate Connections (register 25 or more employees)

• 2,598 (32%) - Number of participants registered to run for one of the official F4F Charity Partners

• 1,000 (+) - Number of volunteers coming together this week to make Fort4Fitness possible

Fort4Fitness since the beginning:

• 63,255 - Total number of finishers in all Fort4Fitness Saturday races from 2008-2016 (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 4 Mile Run/Walk)

• 10,223 - Total number of participants in 2013, the highest number ever for Fort4Fitnessá

• 6,583 - Total number of kids who have participated in Kids Marathon since its inception in 2010

• 480,000 - Total number of miles ran/walked by Fall Festival participants

• 2 - Number of water station volunteer groups volunteering for their 10th Fall Festival

A complete schedule of events is available at Fort4Fitness.org, along with course maps and road closure information.á

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