Night Moves Race 2 - Final Details

Team NeighborLink is grateful you’ve decided to participate in Race #2 of the inaugural Night Moves Running Series. It takes a curious, self-motivated, and adventurous person to volunteer with NeighborLink Fort Wayne, and we’ve learned it takes those same traits to find our Team NeighborLink events exciting and worth trying. We create events that require vulnerability to go on a route you’ve never been on before and one that requires you to trust others to get you through. 

Night Moves will be all of the above with the right amount of security, direction, and organization to make sure every aspect that can be controlled, runs smoothly. 

Below are some final details about the event that should give you direction. If you have questions not being answered, send us an email and we’ll reply as soon as we can. 

 

Check-In/Start Location: We’ll have a Team NeighborLink tent up in the parking lot of One Lucky Guitar (MAP) Please visit this tent to check in, sign our waiver, and grab your thank you gift. Huge thanks to One Lucky Guitar for their friendship & their desire to want to host a Night Moves. 

Event Timing: Check-In opens at 9:30p, Race Welcome & Final Instructions, 9:55p - Race Starts at 10:05p

Bathrooms: One Lucky Guitar has plenty of restrooms for us to use. 

One Lucky Guitar:  OLG is a design & marketing boutique full of wonderful people that love to bike, run, and promote all things cool in downtown. We’ll have a tent up, they’ll have music playing, and we’ll have some food (Jimmy Johns) & beverages for the post-event. Bring a towel & some change of clothes if it rains so you can hang out afterwards and still be comfortable. If it rains, we’ll be inside. 

Course Details: Race starts across Lafayette on Douglas, heads towards & south on Calhoun, loops around to & through Parkview Field, then weaves through downtown. Right now, distance is right around 3.4mi. 

Course Map: This is 95% correct based on what we could do via GPS. The rest will be clearly marked - https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/9923085

Course Marking & Direction: We will have 8 cyclists with flashing lights riding with the runners who will know the course. We’ll even have some other volunteers standing on street corners where turns are flashing lights towards runners to help guide you. We learned a lot from Race 1 & are trying to implement those lessons. The route will also have spray chalk markings (although they may wash off due to rain a bit) at every turn on the ground so you can see where to go. We don’t want you to get lost, or at least that lost. Getting lost may be part of the fun. 

Headlamps or Flashlights: We’ve done our best to incorporate the best lit streets we could, but some runners in Race 1 wish they had something with them. So, for Race 2, bring it if you’re concerned. Better to have it and decide the night of. 

Open Course: This course will be an open course, which means there will be cars and traffic to be aware of and be courteous to. We’ve done our best to choose low-traffic streets, utilize bike lanes where possible, and make sure there are sidewalks for those not up for running in the streets. Be aware of traffic and use your common sense when crossing streets just like you do when you run on your own. 

Timing & Results: We will have a mass start and a running stopwatch as a means to make sure the first male and female runners get an official time and we can determine a winner, but we won’t have a fancy timing system to keep your time for you. This is a fun run and not a competitive event. If timing is important to you, then I imagine you already have a running watch or GPS that will keep that for you. 

Winners: We have a fancy custom engraved hammer trophy for the winning Male and Female runners. They’re sweet! 

Parking: One Lucky Guitar has quite a bit of parking in their lot and there is plenty of parking on the street as well. Shouldn’t be an issue. 

Rain Policy: The forecast is calling for possible showers, which will just make the race that much more interesting. We will run the race in the rain as long as there is no lighting/thunder in the area. If it’s down pouring right before the start, we will take cover and try to wait for it to let up a bit before starting. If for some reason the event needs to be canceled due to weather, we will give each participant the opportunity take a refund, transfer to a different Night Moves date, apply it towards Team NL gear, or just let it be a donation to NeighborLink. 

Full Race Series Runners Swag: You’ll have the option to choose one of our official Team NL running or training shirts as a thank you gift for committing to the whole series. You can pick that up if you forgot on Night 1. 

June 26th Event Swag: Each runner will have the option to choose from a Night Moves t-shirt, a Team NL water bottle, or receive one of our 20% off gift certificates that allows you to purchase some official Team NL gear. If those aren’t appealing, we’ve got some stainless steel pint glasses coming in July and you can wait for one of those. 

Let me know if you have questions. 

Andrew Hoffman