RiverWalk/Run to kick off RiverFest 2011

News release from IPFW:

RiverWalk/Run to Kick Off RiverFest 2011

(May 17, 2011) – The second annual IPFW RiverFest RiverWalk/Run 4 km (2.5 miles), sponsored by UPSTAR, is set for Saturday morning, June 25, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) campus. The RiverWalk/Run is the first official event of IPFW RiverFest 2011, sponsored by Steel Dynamics, and is a family friendly walk and run with the “Go Fetch” animal card game, live music, and learning experiences along the course. Participants will travel a scenic course along the River Greenway trails, campus sidewalks, and student housing. It will be a great way to start the day!

Anyone interested in taking part can sign up by completing and returning the registration form, available on-line. Registration is only $5  per person or $15 for a family of four, and there is a $10 additional fee for a RiverFest t-shirt. RiverFest towels will be given to the first 300 participants.

RiverRun/Walk Details:

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[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]


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[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. Additional support is provided by the IPFW Department of Athletics,  Recreation, and Intramural Sports; Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation; Historic Fort Wayne Inc.; Fort Wayne Trails; Friends of The Rivers; and City of Fort Wayne.

Go to for complete RiverFest information. For more information on the RiverWalk/Run, contact Judy Tillapaugh at
260-481-6647 or

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