Gingerbread Pursuit

Start a new Holiday Season tradition with the Gingerbread Pursuit 4 Mile Run.  “The gingerbread man, he’s out of the pan!  Chase him, yes chase him as fast as you can!”

The 2018 Gingerbread Pursuit will be held December 8th in Downtown Fort Wayne – 8:30 AM. Your race bib will earn you free entry to the Gingerbread Festival at The History Center.

You may REGISTER ONLINE HERE  for 2018


OVER 500 PHOTOS of runners at the 2017 Gingerbread Pursuit may be found on the Veep Races Flickr account here.



The 2018 Gingerbread Pursuit 4 Miler has been selected for the Fort Wayne Running Club’s 2018 Point Series.





Visit the Gingerbread Pursuit Facebook page  for photos and updates.


2017 Gingerbread Pursuit Results

2014 Gingerbread Pursuit Results

The start will be on Wayne Street by the Cinema Center and the finish will be on Berry Street between the Courthouse and the Lincoln Tower.  View the 2017  Course Map HERE.

Those who haven’t pre-registered may register the morning of the race at the Cinema Center from 7:10 to 8:10 am.

You may REGISTER BY MAIL for 2017 soon.

Race starts on Wayne Street just east of Clay, then runners head east to Coombs Street, turn left and go across the Tecumseh Street Bridge. Runners will then follow the Rivergreenway to the Tennessee Avenue bridge, crossover to the west side, then follow the Rivergreenway to Harrison Street, where they will cross the bridge south and then back to the finish line on Berry Street between the Art Deco Lincoln Tower and the architecturally significant Allen County Courthouse.  The Courthouse is on the National Historic Register.

Runners will start gathering at 7:15 to pick up their packets and chips at the Cinema Center at E. Berry Street at Clay – 437 E. Berry Street.  Runners will also receive gingerbread goodies at the finish line from Sassie Cakes and Pembroke Bakery. The refreshments and awards will be in the rotunda of the Allen County Courthouse.

Come out and help promote The History Center and the Gingerbread Festival for the holidays!

Once there was a gingerbread man,
Baking in a gingerbread pan.
Raisin eyes and a cherry nose,
Trimmed right down to his fingers and toes.
A gingerbread man in a gingerbread pan!

Here’s the old woman who made him so sweet,
A treat for her and her husband to eat,
She made him with flour and sugar and eggs,
She gave him a face and two arms and two legs.
A gingerbread man in a gingerbread pan!

Now open the oven to see if he’s done,
This gingerbread man, he knows how to run.
Out of the oven and onto the floor,
Now run away out the kitchen door.
The gingerbread man, he’s out of the pan!

Now chase him old woman, now chase him old man
Chase him, yes chase him as fast as you can!
Through the garden and out the gate,
Catch him right now, before it’s too late.
The gingerbread man, he’s out of the pan!

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