14th Annual River City Rat Race (VIDEO)

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

October 27, 2013 Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 6:49 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Runners scurried all over downtown in the 14th annual River City Rat Race 5k and 10k.

The races began on Main Street and participants took a scenic tour of the Summit City on their way to the finish line at the Old Fort.

The proceeds from the race are used to provide scholarships for needy children and families to utilize the YMCA's programs and facilities.

Organizers say it's a great way to work toward fitness goals while helping the YMCA to provide assistance to children and families in our community.

“All of our sponsor money and all of the money that we raise every dime of it goes to the YMCA strong kids program. So this year we have about 1,127 runners,” said Pamela Wolfe, race director.

Wolfe says last year's race generated $11 thousand. Since the race originated in 2000, Wolfe says it has generated over $75 thousand for the YMCA.

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