Become A Sponsor

T-Shirt showing FWT sponsors

Share your love of the trails with your customers, by sponsoring our activities and events. Sponsors are not only donors, but receive recogniton as a trail partner. Specific benefits are described below, and there are several options to share your business and logo with the trail-loving community. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the events listed:

2020 Trail Maps

Highlight your business and support trail development in your community!

In 2020, we will print roughly 70,000 maps which get in the hands of folks in our community. Interested in becoming a trail map sponsor? We have several options to fit your business or organization! Being a Trail Friendly Business is a great way to entice people through your doors! The deadline for inclusion in this year’s map has passed but we would love to include your organization next year!


2020 Map Sponsor Flyer 

2020 Map Sponsor Agreement

Having trouble opening these?

Give us a call at 260-969-0079, or email us [email protected]

Brewed IN The Fort

We are very excited to announce that Fort Wayne Trails is once again a Charity Partner for the 2020 Brewed IN The Fort craft beer festival held by Mad Anthony Brewing Company. It is being held this year on September 12th at Headwaters Park. As many as 2000 people will attend this 1-day event, and we have sponsor opportunities available.

Sponsorship Levels:

Tent Sponsorship ($2500) — Includes 4 complementary tickets, name and logo on the tent, name and logo on table-tents inside the tent, logo on all print and media advertising, logo on social media and website, and name will be announced at the event.

CONTACT:  Angie Quinn, ph: (260) 969-0079, [email protected].

Example of a Tent Sponsor


Event Sponsorship ($500) — Includes 2 complementary VIP Fort Wayne Trails tickets, name and logo displayed in the tent, logo on social media and website.

CONTACT:  Angie Quinn, ph: (260) 969-0079, [email protected]

Vendor ($500) — Includes set-up of a booth at the event, and ability to sell your products. Download this PDF for additional information.

CONTACT: Neil Davey, ph: (260) 704-6242, [email protected].

Pufferbelly Run, Walk, and Stroll 5/10K

Fort Wayne Trails is the organizer of one of Fort Wayne’s best 5k/10k events, and sponsorship helps us to organize the race so that all of the race registration funds go directly to trail development activities. All sponsors receive website, registration form, and social media inclusion. Sponsors must be confirmed by April 1, 2020.  for inclusion on the registration form and race shirt.

Sponsorship levels:

T-Shirt showing FWT sponsors

Title ($3500) — Includes large logo on the race shirt, inclusion on website, race registration form, and in social media.

$1000 — Includes small logo on the race shirt, and inclusion on website, race registration form, and in social media.

$500 — Includes name listed on the race shirt, and inclusion on website, race registration form, and in social media.

CONTACT: Angie Quinn, ph: (260) 969-0079, [email protected]

(click here for a pdf sponsor agreement)
(click here for a pdf sponsor flyer)

Trek the Trails

Trek the Trails is a weekly bicycling program for families and individuals who want to learn more about the trail system, while participating in a mild-paced (10-12mph) 1 hour bike ride. Sponsorship includes logo placement on our annual T-shirt.  Many of the participants wear these proudly while riding their bicycles throughout our community, providing a trail-loving billboard for your business! Sponsors also receive admission to our Trek the Trails Kick-off event and are provided with the opportunity to sell merchandise at our weekly rides. It’s not too late to be a sponsor–contact Angie for details to be a 2020 sponsor!

Example of large and small logo placement on race shirt

Sponsorship Levels:

$2500 — Large logo at the top of the shirt, mention at every Trek the Trails Event, and 5 free admissions to the Trek the Trails Kick-off Event.

$500 — Small logo on  the bottom of the shirt, 1 free admission to the Trek the Trails Kick-Off Event.

CONTACT: Angie Quinn, ph: (260) 969-0079, [email protected]

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: