Runners will be challenged to beat Beethoven as they run 4 miles to the time it takes to perform his 5th Symphony. The course will begin on Main on the arts campus and will tour the scenic River Greenway. Arts United’s principal partners will be performing live along the course making this event an unforgettable arts experience. Runners will cross the Martin Luther King bridge entering into the majestic Headwaters Park. Runners will finish to grand fan fair at Freimann square in the arts Campus. Runners will then have the opportunity to join in the festivities of Fort Wayne’s largest post race celebration.
The proceeds from this race will go towards Arts United’s continued support of its principal partners. Arts United is a fundraising arts council that provides support to arts organizations and unites and coordinates arts efforts in northeast Indiana. Currently the organizations are ARCH, Artlink, Fort Wayne Ballet, Dance Collective, Cinema Center, Civic Theatre, the Historical Society, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, FAME, the YouTheatre and the Voices of Unity.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female, top masters male and female, and individual age group winners. Do you want bragging rights for your business? Teams can be established and competition is available for corporate and non corporate. Team ranking for corporation will be determined by the number of participants for each company. For the really competitive runners and businesses, team scores will be calculated based upon your top five finishers. Finally for the ones who really like to have fun, there will be an award for the best Beethoven and arts costume.
Packet Pickup and registration on Friday 6 pm to 8 pm & Saturday 7am- 8:14 am at the Arts United Center.
Awards given to Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Top Masters Overall Male & Female
Age Group Winners
Corporate team awards determined by number of participants and overall top 5 members times.
Non corporate team awards determined by overall top 5 members times.
Best Beethoven or costume award
Registration includes running shirt, post race refreshments, and a $ 5 food/beverage ticket for Taste of the Arts Festival.
Shirts are not guaranteed after August 1.
Registration $25 until August 1st
$30 until August 25th
Day of Race $40
Registration for 14 & under is $20 until August 1st
This one mile kids fun run will start at the finish of the 4 Mile Beat Beethoven on Freimann Square. The Little Beethovens will make one loop around Headwaters Park, return to Freimann Square, and end at the Beat Beethoven finish.