Get Involved


One way you can get involved with us is by volunteering. Volunteering is fun, easy, and rewarding. There are many exciting ways you can volunteer with us!

Smiling volunteers at one of our events


Another way you can get involved and support our mission is by becoming a donor.  There are a variety of ways to support us financially.

Donors presenting a check to Executive Director Kent Castleman

Advocate for Trails

Mayor Henry being interviewed.Other than monetary support and making the best use of the trails possible, there are other ways you can help us further our mission to expand our trail network in every direction. You can take action by writing your local, state, and congressional representatives to ask for their support of the trails.

Writing an elected official a letter may seem daunting, but it’s easier than you may think. Write them to tell them how much you enjoy using the trails. Explain the impact the trails have had on your life. Ask that they continue to support (from a local, state, or national standpoint) trail construction and maintenance. American Trails regularly updates their website with information on current acts of congress affecting trails. You may choose to mention one of these issues in your letter.

Whatever you decide to write, the very fact that you’re taking the time to let your elected officials know that you care is what truly counts. A list of our region’s local, state, and congressional representatives can be found below.

Local Representatives

Fort Wayne’s City Council
Fort Wayne Mayor’s Office
New Haven City Council
New Haven Mayor’s Office

State Representatives

You can find your state representatives at the Indiana General Assembly Website where you will find details about how to contact them.

Pufferbelly Run, Walk, and Stroll Update: To ensure that we can provide a safe and fun event we have made the decision to cap our registration and eliminate day-of registrations. We have a hand full of spaces left and once they are full we will be closing registration. The virtual options will be left open and are a great way to help support the event and Fort Wayne Trails. The virtual events are casual and you are not required to submit a time unless you would like to. We are sorry to anyone who has been inconvenienced by this decision and hope that you understand the reason behind our choice. Thank you for supporting Fort Wayne Trails!


Join us for the 11th Annual Pufferbelly Run, Walk, and Stroll, NOW WITH A VIRTUAL OPTION!

We are excited to announce that after careful consideration, we have determined that we can move forward with the 2020 Pufferbelly Run/Walk/Stroll IN-PERSON. While following the Governors guidelines and CDC recommendations, we will still provide a fun and safe event for all of you. Of course, your safety is paramount and as we get closer to July 18th, if we feel we cannot provide you with a rewarding and safe experience we will make any necessary changes. Keep in mind that in addition to a fun morning on the trails, every registration goes directly to supporting trail growth and development right here in our city. We thank you all for using and supporting Fort Wayne Trails.

More information and registration links can be found here: