PORT sets Oct. 27 for annual Boo-Athlon fundraiser

Fort Madison Mayor Brad Randolph and wife, Jan, take off on the 5K portion of the PORT's Boo-Athlon in 2017. The annual event is Saturday, Oct. 27 at Baxter Sports Complex. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.


FORT MADISON – PORT (Promoting Outdoor Recreational Trails) of Fort Madison will be holding their fifth annual Spooktakular Boo-athlon fundraiser for recreational trails in Fort Madison. The Spooktakular Boo-athlon will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Baxter Sports Complex.

The 2018 route will once again include both Phase I trail that runs from Ivanhoe Park to Bluff Road and Phase II trail that intersects Phase I and connects to 48th Street.

Registration and the start of each race will take place at the Baxter Sports Complex.

This multi-faceted event is sure to bring out all the ghosts and goblins who run, bike or both. Events include: Kid’s Race-one for children up through the age of 6 and a one mile fun run for children 6 and over; 5K Run/Walk; 10 mile Bike Race; Duathlon (Run/Bike Event). There will be kid’s games, prizes, refreshments and fun. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes- prizes will be awarded for different costume categories. Registration forms can be found online at www.fortmadison-ia.com under the Community tab/PORT; on the PORT of Fort Madison Facebook page or by calling Kathy Benda at 319-470-7848. The Spooktakular Boo-athlon is a community focused fundraising event. Matt’s Greenhouse will once again be our premiere sponsor and the exclusive sponsor of the Kid’s Runs.

PORT of Fort Madison received multiple grants and donations to fund the first two phases of the trail. Plans to begin Phase III are underway. The first section of Phase III, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, will connect the Baxter Sports Complex to Fort Madison Community Hospital.

PORT of Fort Madison operates as a subcommittee under the Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Fort Madison with the mission to improve and promote the walkability, run-ability and bike-ability of Fort Madison. For more information or to make a donation, contact Rachel Benda 319-371-5804.

Course Map 10-2017

Boo-Athlon registration

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