The River City Rat Race was born in the year 2000 and became an instant success. Currently, there are over 1000 runners and more than 100 volunteers. The featured events include a 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) timed road races. The course takes a scenic tour through Fort Wayne and finishes at the Old Fort.
This year's race kicked off on Sunday, October 28, 2014 and raised $12,301.35 for those in need, sponsoring families at the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne.