NIGHT MOVES - RUNNING SERIES
The Team NeighborLink "Night Moves" Running Series is a unique running series that focuses on creating community while running non-traditional routes through Fort Wayne neighborhoods and prominent areas of town. 2019 will be our 5th year hosting these runs.
We recently made the decision to change the format slightly for the entire series by making the series DONATIONS ONLY. In an effort to enhance the experience of what is "Night Moves," we want to focus on creating a fun environment without the barrier of cost. Here’s the deal though, we ask that you pay what you want in the form of a donation if you had a great experience or find value in the work we’re doing at NeighborLink. 100% go to funding projects like wheelchair ramps, roofs, and a whole lot of other home repairs.
We will have bike lead-outs and volunteers at every turn to show you the course at each race. It's an unsanctioned, unofficial run/race with the focus on running for the pure joy of it. Each route is unique and incorporates the roads, alleys, and back ways that are rarely taken. If you don’t want to run, but want to join in the fun, we ALWAYS need volunteers.
At Team NeighborLink, we like to do events that no one else is doing for the sake of connecting to the athletic community in a unique way while drawing some attention to the non-traditional work we do at NeighborLink Fort Wayne. If you end up joining Team NeighborLink by the end of an event or series, even better.
Have a search through our Blog page to see pictures and read race recaps from 2015-2018.
2019 Race Details
Dates & Locations
July 27 - Sunny Side Up Relay Run at Junk Ditch - 2pm start
Just in time to finish and celebrate Junk Ditch’s 3rd Birthday Party 4-7pm
August 23 - 5K - Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot - 9pm start
September 14 - 4mi - Franke Park Trails - 9pm start
2019 Race Details
All Races are free but $10 donation per person is encouraged
Each Race is capped to First 75 Runners or 20 Teams in a relay.
Runner Check-In - Check in at least 15min before race start time.
Races are Rain or Shine Unless Lightening is Present - we will communicate the best we can.
100% of proceeds go to funding NLFW.org Projects for neighbors in need.
Race course remains secret until just before race.
Please bring flashlight or headlamp during all night runs.
All ages are welcome, but anyone under 18 must run with an adult.
TNL Volunteers lead the run via bicycle for lead runners and are stationed with flashlights at each main turn during night runs.
Two ways to win awards: pre-registering and/or giving a donation, either online or on event day (100% of donations go to NeighborLink projects).
Come ready to hang out post-race. Each race is at a location that encourages hanging out.
Relay Format Details
Teams can be 2-4 runners or runners can run the entire thing solo.
Relay Teammates must alternate each lap
Course is an out and back format, making it fun to see other runners and easy to manage and keep safe.