Sat May.20 2023 07:00:00 GTM-07:00 (Eastern Standard Time)

Armed Forces Endurance Run

Fort Wayne, Indiana | 4 Person Relay , 4 hour , 8 hour , 12 hour ,

Race Info

Start Address

  • 2122 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, IN
    • Distance




    • 4-person-relay
      7:00 am7:00 am11:00 am7:00 am
    • 4-hour
      7:00 am7:00 am11:00 am7:00 am
    • 8-hour
      7:00 am7:00 am11:00 am7:00 am
    • 12-hour
      7:00 am7:00 am11:00 am7:00 am
    Team RWB Logo will donate a portion of every registration service fee to Team RWB on behalf of this race to support our veterans.

    Race Overview

    Course Description

    Schedule of Events

    Crew and Pacers

    Race Start Times


    Refund/Deferral Policy


    Race Waiver

    SatMay.20 2023 Armed Forces Endurance Run


    Race Shirt Size

    Additional Donation Option

    If you would like to provide an additional donation to the Veteran’s National Memorial Shrine and Museum please feel free to enter the amount you would like to give. The entire amount of this donation will go directly to the charity.



    Race Overview

    The Armed Forces Endurance Run (AFER) is a fixed time endurance run to honor all of our active duty service members and veterans. Each year the race will honor a different branch of the service and race swag will reflect that branch. In our inaugural year we will honor the Army.

    The race will be held on the grounds of the Veteran’s National Memorial Shrine and Museum in Fort Wayne, IN.  Proceeds from the race are being donated to them so they can continue to work towards their mission: “Where no veteran will ever be forgotten”. For more information about all of the projects they are working on please visit their website to learn more.

    Runners will choose to run the 4 hour race, 8 hour race or 12 hour race. Run as much or as little as you want in your chosen time limit. The course will be an approximate 1 mile loop mostly through the grassy fields and trail of the Shrine. The trail is flat and very beginner friendly.  There is a short portion of asphalt at the beginning of the loop. The course winds through the grounds allowing runners to appreciate the memorials including a retired traveling Vietnam Wall replica. Runners will pass the incredibly well stocked aid station each loop allowing you to fuel up on a regular basis. Every runner will receive a unique finishers medal that will be customized to reflect the mileage they achieved. Awards will be given to the top male and top female who accomplish the most miles in each of the 4 hour, 8 hour and 12 hour events.


    wall overview

    Course Description

    Aid Station

    There will be one aid station on the course. So far we have the following items:

    Jack’s Donuts

    Mission BBQ

    Domino’s Pizza

    Cookie Cottage cookies

    Trader Joes – hummus, granola and bananas

    Fresh Thyme Market – hard boiled eggs, bottled water, grapes

    Culligan Water


    And of course you can expect other typicall ultra foods and snacks.


    Schedule of Events

    Packet Pick up will be at the race site.

    Friday May 19th 3pm to 7 pm:

    Packet Pick Up

    Saturday May 20th 5:30 am:

    Runners can set up pop up tents

    Saturday May 20th 6 am to 6:30 am :

    Race Day Packet Pick up

    Saturday May 20th 6:50 am:

    Pre Race Instructions and National Anthem

    Saturday May 20th 7:00 am:

    12 hour and 4 hour race begins

    Saturday May 20th 11:00 am:

    4 hour race ends 8 hour race begins

    Saturday May 20th 7:00 pm:

    End of 8 hour and 12 hour races


    Parking is limited at the event site so if you are going to have crew help you please come together. There are plenty of grassy areas throughout the course where runners can set up a pop up tent or set a chair to have as their base of operations for the event. Runners will also pass through the parking area on each loop so you can work out of car as well if you choose.


    Given the short nature of the loop, pacers are not allowed for the event. Have your friends register too if you want to have someone to run with or better yet, make new friends out on the course as you keep looping by. You will never be alone out there and what could be better than cheering each other on?!

    Even though dogs are man’s best friend we ask that you do not bring them given the smaller venue area to run in.

    Race Start Times

    Start Address

    2122 O'Day Road Fort Wayne, IN


    Start Time

    # of Entrants


    7:00 am7:00 am11:00 am7:00 am
    7:00 am7:00 am11:00 am7:00 am
    7:00 am7:00 am11:00 am7:00 am
    7:00 am7:00 am11:00 am7:00 am



    TeamFirst NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    Team CrewsMelindaCrewsFort WayneIN47F4-person-relay
    Team CrewsMatthewCrewsFort WayneIN10M4-person-relay
    Team CrewsCherylWalbergFort WayneIN80F4-person-relay
    Team CrewsDavidWalbergFort WayneIN78M4-person-relay
    TeamFirst NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    BeverlyMurphyFort WayneIN69F4-hour
    JohnMusgraveFort WayneIN52M4-hour
    DonaldLindleyFort WayneIN80M4-hour
    SherryBrownColumbia CityIN50F4-hour
    TeamFirst NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    MichaelSnivelyFort WayneIN35M8-hour
    PatrickDevensFort WayneIN22M8-hour
    TeamFirst NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    bobmichelFort WayneIN76M12-hour
    KateJonesFort WayneIN39F12-hour
    RoseFrancisFort WayneIN67F12-hour
    NickTomichCROWN POINTIN46M12-hour
    SaraZuberFort WayneIN65F12-hour
    DavidBrunsFort WayneIN41M12-hour
    TerriSullivanBroken ArrowOK69F12-hour
    PhillipGrayFort WayneIN59M12-hour
    ToddSullivanFort WayneIN50M12-hour
    JohnSitesSouth BendIN73M12-hour

    Race Results

    4 Hour

    PlaceBib #First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderTime
    14BeverlyMurphyFort WayneIN68Female10:59:32
    28SherryBrownColumbia CityIN49Female3:56:39
    35JohnMusgraveFort WayneIN51Male4:00:52
    56DonaldLindleyFort WayneIN79Male3:38:18

    8 Hour

    PlaceBib #First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderTime
    214PatrickDevensFort WayneIN21Male7:51:56
    313MichaelSnivelyFort WayneIN34Male7:53:13

    12 Hour

    PlaceBib #First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderTime
    337ToddSullivanFort WayneIN49Male11:59:08
    638EDSTANGEFORT WAYNEIN64Male11:52:18
    727NickTomichCROWN POINTIN45Male11:55:52
    833DavidBrunsFort WayneIN40Male11:56:04
    1215bobmichelFort WayneIN75Male11:52:31
    1340JohnSitesSouth BendIN72Male11:54:37
    1435PhillipGrayFort WayneIN58Male11:06:14
    1629SaraZuberFort WayneIN64Female11:46:08
    1834TerriSullivanBroken ArrowOK68Female8:53:34
    1916KateJonesFort WayneIN38Female9:41:41
    2023RoseFrancisFort WayneIN66Female9:59:31
    2550TeamCrewsFort WayneIN46Female3:49:51


    All finishers will receive a unique medal at the completion of their race. This year the medal ribbon will honor our first branch of service the Army. Then after the race each runner is going to receive an additional personalized award with the exact mileage they completed during their race.

    Awards will be given to the top male and top female finisher (most miles) in each of the events, 4 hour, 8 hour and 12 hour.


    Refund/Deferral Policy

    There are NO refunds. You are able to defer your race entry for one year any time prior to May 1, 2023. You may defer for ANY reason. Please just contact the race director before this date and she can provide your deferral.


    Would you like to help runners achieve their goals on race day? We can use your help. We will have needs in our aid station, at packet pick up and being able to direct runners to parking on race day. Please fill out the form to sign up and let us know when you can help!

      Volunteer Form

      Fill out the form below to Volunteer at this event.


      Race Waiver

      I know that running or walking a race is a potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but not limited to: falls, physical contact with other participants, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators including the potential of the contraction of a communicable disease resulting from contact with other participants, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators. I assume all risks including: the effects of the weather; high heat and/or humidity; freezing cold temperatures; traffic and the conditions of the road/trail including surrounding terrain. I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases, and I attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: I assume all such risks being known, appreciated, and accepted by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Race Beyond Limits, Armed Forces Endurance Run in Fort Wayne, IN, private property owners, park systems, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, the Road Runners Club of America, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. In addition, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and/or other communicable diseases by participating in this event. I acknowledge that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 in connection with my participation in this event and personally assume this risk. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purposes. I understand that this event does not provide for refunds in the event of a cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is cancelled before or during the event.

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