Event Overview

The Team NeighborLink "Night Moves" Running Series is a unique running series that focuses on creating community while running on 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 FREE. 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.

Think about joining 75-80 other runners for a late night (9 & 10pm start time) run in the downtown area of Fort Wayne. Each run/race is a 3-4 miles route or a mini-marathon relay. We 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.

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

  • TBD - YMCA Central Branch - 9pm start

  • Sept 19 - West Central - Downtown Fort Wayne

  • TBD - Junk Ditch - Mini-Marathon Relay - 9pm start

  • TBD - Franke Park Trails - Night Trail Run

2018 Race Details 

  • All Races are free w/encouraged $10 Donation per person

  • Each Race is Exclusive to First 75 Runners or 20 Teams in a relay.

  • Runner Check-In - 45min 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.

  • TNL Volunteers lead the run via bicycle for lead runners and are stationed with flashlights at each main turn.

  • Come ready to hang out post-race. Each race is at a location that encourages hanging out.

Mini Marathon Format Details

  • Teams can be 2-4 runners

  • Each teammate must run 2 of the 12-13 laps

  • Teammates must alternate each lap

  • Course is an out and back format, which makes it fun to see where competition is and easy to manage and keep safe.

  • Races start at 9p which makes the first half at dusk and the second half at night

Registration Details Will Be Live a Few Weeks Before First Event

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