Calling for trike-riding tots and young sprinters

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News release from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation:

Calling for Trike-Riding Tots and Young Sprinters
Register for Family Fun Day Races

(April 19, 2013) – On your mark…get set…GO! It’s time to register for the Parks & Recreation Department’s Trike the Trail and Spring Sprint races at Family Fun Day, taking place Saturday, May 4 at Shoaff Park, Conklin Pavilion.

Boys and girls ages 3 – 5 are invited to race their tricycles for fun and prizes. The 1/8 mile race is held on a straight, flat asphalt surface. Those who register by April 26 will receive an official Trike the Trail t-shirt. (Registrations will be accepted on the day of the race, but we cannot guarantee that there will be t-shirts available.) Everyone will receive prizes! Check-in begins at 8 am and the race starts at 9 am. Fee: $10/$15 day of race. Registration code: 243903-S1.

Boys and girls ages 6 – 11 may enter the 1.1 mile Spring Sprint foot race, also held on a flat asphalt surface circling the park. Prize certificates will be awarded to the top finishers. Those who register by April 26 will receive an official Spring Sprint t-shirt and bag. (Registrations will be accepted until 9:15 am the day of the race, but t-shirts and bags are not guaranteed at that time.) Check in begins at 8 am and the race starts at 9:30 am. Fee: $10/$15 day of race. Registration code: 243904-S1.

To register for either of these races, call 427-6000, or register online at

Family Fun Day in the Park is Saturday, May 4, 9:30 am – 3 pm. Enjoy outdoor games, hands-on crafts, inflatables, as well as llamas and other animals to pet. Family Fun Day will also include the following activities:

  • The Children’s Gently Used Book Swap & Sale is a great way to stock up on summer reading material. Books start at 25 cents and most are less than $1. Toddlers through teens may swap up to 5 books while purchasing is unlimited. Contributions of new and gently used children’s and young adult books are now being accepted at the Community Center (233 W. Main Street) between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Or call 427-6467 for a large quantity pick up or drop off.
  • The Kids’ Toy and Book Sale is 9:30 am – 3 pm. A 6′ table may be rented for $11. Boys and girls, bring the gently used toys and books you no longer want to the Toy and Book Sale where you can sell them and maybe use your earnings to purchase other toys and books being sold that day. You must operate your own sale (with the help of an adult). Call 427-6000 to reserve your space by April 30.


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