News release from IPFW:
RiverWalk/Run to Kick Off RiverFest 2011
(May 17, 2011) – The second annual IPFW RiverFest RiverWalk/Run 4 kmÂ (2.5 miles), sponsored by UPSTAR, is set for Saturday morning, June 25,Â on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) campus.Â The RiverWalk/Run is the first official event of IPFW RiverFest 2011,Â sponsored by Steel Dynamics, and is a family friendly walk and run withÂ the “Go Fetch” animal card game, live music, and learning experiencesÂ along the course. Participants will travel a scenic course along theÂ River Greenway trails, campus sidewalks, and student housing. It will beÂ a great way to start the day!
Anyone interested in taking part can sign up by completing andÂ returning the registration form,. Registration is only $5 Â perÂ person or $15 for a family of four, and there is a $10 additional feeÂ for a RiverFest t-shirt. RiverFest towels will be given to the first 300Â participants.
[li]7:30 a.m.: Registration/check in begins[/li]
[li]9 a.m.: 4 km begins on the main IPFW entrance drive[/li]
[li]10:30 a.m.: Awards[/li]
[li]Top 10 scores in the “Go Fetch” Animal Card Challenge Game[/li]
[li]First place male and female, ages 14 and under[/li]
[li]First place male and female, ages 15 and older[/li]
[li]First place male and female wheelchair participants[/li]
The RiverFest RiverWalk/Run is sponsored by UPSTAR Realtors. AdditionalÂ support is provided by the IPFW Department of Athletics, Â Recreation, andÂ Intramural Sports; Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation; Historic Fort WayneÂ Inc.; Fort Wayne Trails; Friends of The Rivers; and City of Fort Wayne.
Go to ipfwriverfest.org for complete RiverFest information. For moreÂ information on the RiverWalk/Run, contact Judy Tillapaugh at
260-481-6647 or .