Night Moves #6 Event Details - Utopian Coffee

Tomorrow night is Race #6 of the 2016 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. 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. We're looking forward to seeing many of you there!

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. Invite your friends to join you last minute. We still have some space available. 

Event Proceeds: The funds raised from Friday’s race will be used by NeighborLink Fort Wayne to help get a new roof for a homeowner in need. Night Moves has helped cover the funding gap on 3 roof replacements in 2016 so far. 

Check-In/Start Location: The race will be starting from Utopian Coffee. We will meet in their courtyard right out front. Please visit this area to check in, pay if you didn't online, sign our waiver, and grab your thank you gift.  

Pay Online: You may have signed up but didn’t pay online. You can pay the night of or you can take care of that online here.

Event Timing: Check-In opens at 9:15 PM, Race Welcome & Final Instructions at 9:45 PM, and Race Starts at 10:00 PM

Bathrooms: There will be options within Utopian Coffee.

Sponsors: Utopian Coffee is graciously allowing us to use their space as a venue for this Night Moves. They will be providing some beverages and snacks for you to enjoy after your run. As always, we couldn't do these with the support of Three Rivers Running Company. 

Course Details: We'll head west down Pearl and weave our way through St Joe Hospital and into the heart of West Central. From there, we'll head towards Main St and get on the greenway. We'll take the greenway over to Fort Wayne Outfitters and work in a lap of the cyclocross course under the lights before heading back across the Wells St bridge and back to Utopian. 

Headlamps: The course is pretty well lit other than the greenway, which will be really dark. You'll want a headlamp or a flashlight to feel comfortable. We think we'll have lights on the cross course, but having a flashlight will help you since it's off all off-road. We'll have a few flashlights you can use. 

Course Marking & Direction: We will have volunteers/cyclists with flashing lights at every turn, pointing you in the right direction. We will also have some glow stick stakes marking certain parts of the route to help guide you. You won't get too lost if you do get lost.

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. 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 engraved shovels as trophies for the winning male and female runners. Our goal with winner trophies is to give you a tool that you’ll actually use at home and/or on a NL project one day in the future. 

Parking: There are parking lots and street parking around Utopian Coffee. Just DON'T park in the parking lots for Randall Lofts near Tolon. They have a parking lot attendant and they will tow your car. 

Rain Policy: The weather is looking stellar, but in the case of rain, this event is rain or shine. The only reason we would cancel is in the case of lightning. 

August 26th Event Swag: We'll have Team NL Night Moves t-shirts, water bottles, and socks available. Runners will have their choice of one item. Everything will be for sale that night in case you want to purchase a different item. Everything will be $10 the night of the event - $12 online at other times. 

If you have any questions, please let us know. See you tomorrow night.