The Donut Make Me Run 0.5K – A Race for Those of Us Who Don’t Run!
Have you ever thought about running a marathon, but the idea was just too much effort for you? Have you dreamed of wearing that amazing racing bib, being applauded by fans, and gaining the coveted winner’s medal, but you just can’t get into the mood to train? Well then grab a group of your closest underachievers, couch potatoes, might-have-beens, or derelict friends and family members and sign up to be in the Three Rivers Festival’s first run for those of us who do not run!
The Donut Make Me Run is a 0.5k (short distance - just long enough for a good stroll) race to which you can run, walk, skip, hop, or dance to the finish line - we really don’t care how you get there as long as you do! The “Run” will start at the Old Fort, cross the bridge to Headwaters Park, take the sidewalk around to Clinton Street and finish at the Festival Plaza, where each “Runner” will get an fantastic medal, amazing race decal for your car- so that you can finally brag to people that you finished a race, a towel to mop off all the sweat your produced “running”, a stadium cup, and a ticket for a free drink from the bar (soda only for those kids brave enough to enter this run) to fill said stadium cup!
If the thought of “running” a 0.5k around Headwaters Park instills fear of exercise and sweat into your heart, do not worry, we will have a rest stop half way through the course that will fuel you with coffee, donuts, and a soft patch of grass for you to regain your energy to finish the race!
If the rest stop is still not enough to get over your anxiety about running or give you the effort to miss your next Netflix and Chill binge marathon on the couch, then we have another option for you! For an additional $10.00 you can get VIP status! VIP “runners’ will have a shorter course to the festival plaza with a VIP Only rest stop along the way and an extra drink ticket. VIP members will be able to show off their special status to other racers by the fancy sticker we will put on your chest!
As much as we love to get our community members together for a good time, there is a much better purpose for this prestigious run… charity! Proceeds from the run will not only help support the Three Rivers Festival, but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to two great organizations in Fort Wayne: Historic Fort Wayne (old fort) and the Sexual Assault Treatment Center. Come show your support by “running” for these great causes! This is a great way to show-off your skills and let everyone in Fort Wayne know that you too can be a racer!
The Nitty-Gritty Details:
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020
Time: Registration 8-9:30 am; Run starts at 10 am.
Who: You, your friends, your family, your kids, your co-workers, “athletes,” etc.
Registration Fee: The fee for each runner is $30.00; $40.00 for VIP runners
Online Registration Deadline: June 15, 2020.
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