Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk
Healthier Moms and Babies (HMAB) is hosting a Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness for its mission and to help collect much needed diapers for the babies of women they serve. Proceeds from the race will go to support the HMAB mission of preventing prematurity and improving birth outcomes in Allen County. HMAB accomplishes this by providing prenatal health education through in-home case management and group support sessions to the community’s most at-risk pregnant women.
The Diaper Dash will be fun for the whole family! Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress up in a diaper, baby costume, or other fun baby related costumes. You can even dress up in a nostalgic costume that remind you of your childhood. The race will be timed, and there will be gender specific commemorative tech shirts and food trucks available. Registration is $25 for early registration and $35 for late registration (after August 24th). Kids’ registration is $15 for early and $25 for late registration. Kids will also receive a commemorative cotton t-shirt. Registration is non-refundable. You can register here.
HMAB is also asking for a donation of diapers or wipes with the registration fee. Diapers can be purchased through the Target HMAB Registry and will be shipped to the HMAB office or can be brought the day of the race. A donation of diapers is not a requirement to participate but is greatly appreciated.
Dressing up is also not a requirement but a fun twist. There will be pictures taken in the pavilion for you to share with your friends. Awards will be given to the top three overall males and females, top masters male and female, and individual group age winners. There will also be an award for the best single and group costumes. Early registration packet pick-up will be on Friday, September 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at:
5661 Coventry Lane
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Fleetfeet Sports is located in the Village of Coventry behind Starbucks. You can register at the packet pick-up but a shirt is not guaranteed. The race will be held Saturday, September 24 at:
Foster Park, Pavilion #1
3900 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Check-in and late registration will be held from 7:30 to 8:10 am but a shirt is not guaranteed. The run will begin at 8:30 with the walk beginning immediately following. The awards ceremony will be at 9:30. If you can’t make it but would still like to donate, feel free to donate here.