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Archive for Race Updates

Register for the 17th Annual Rat Race Yet?

We have our Rats in Training program in full swing, and some of them are looking to do a shorter 4-mile run at the annual Fort4Fitness. Get signed up today! https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/FortWayne/RiverCityRatRace

Price Increase on Oct 18!

Hurry and get registered before the price jumps on Oct 18th and support a great cause with your local YMCA!

Get Registered Today!

Committe Volunteer Opportunities for 2015!

We are looking for volunteer committee members to help us make this the awesome event our community has come to love! Consider giving back so we can help other, disadvantaged families, afford an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a local YMCA membership. Please contact the 2015 race director, Pam Wolfe, at pamrwolfe@aol.com or send us a facebook message. We look forward to having your help!

Volunteer Opportunities Currently Available:

1) Event Volunteer Coordinator
2) Rats in Training Volunteer Coordinator

3rd Committee Meeting of 2014

This is a friendly reminder for our committee members that are third meeting of the year will be held on August 18th, 2014 at the Downtown YMCA.

River City Rat Race raises $6500!

We want to thank all of the volunteers, participants and sponsors for a great showing at this year’s River City Rat Race! We are proud to donate $6500 to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign! We look forward to raising even more next year, and we look forward to seeing everyone show their support next year!

Check presentation to the YMCA on behalf of the River City Rat Race Committee

Check presentation to the YMCA on behalf of the River City Rat Race Committee


Last Chance to Register!

Ok you procrastinator rats, our online registration has closed, but you can still register in person at the Downtown YMCA. You have to do it in-person tomorrow during packet pick-up (5-8pm), so scurry over and get it done! Absolutely no race-day registrations allowed, so this is your last chance!

Packet Pick-up on Saturday and Sunday

Packet pick-up will be going on tomorrow at the Downtown YMCA from 5-8pm in the main Gym. If you can’t make it, you can also pick up your packet race day in the 1st Source Building off Main Street before the race. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register before Monday!

Race registration costs increase occurs on Sunday at midnight, so make sure to get registered before the last race registration increase!


New Website Launched!

We just launched our new website!  We hope you like the new layout and design!  We look forward to another great year and hope to raise even more money for the Strong Kids campaign!  We managed to raise $11,000, which was donated to YMCA Strong Kids Campaign!  Check out the awesome check below and thank you to everyone who helps keep this event successful!


Left to Right: Cara Gruelich (Downtown YMCA Director), Brett Harring, Stephen Hilker, Sharon Christian, Mike Clendenen, and Pamela Wolfe (River City Rat Race Director).

2012 Age Group Award Medals

Below are the age group metals for the top three runners in each age group for the 2012 Rat Race.