BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – PORT (Promoting Outdoor Recreational Trails) of Fort Madison will be holding their sixth annual Spooktakular Boo-athlon fundraiser for recreational trails in Fort Madison. The Spooktakular Boo-athlon will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Baxter Sports Complex.
The 2019 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; 5K Run/Walk; 10 mile Bike Race; Duathlon (Run/Bike Event). There will be 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. Many other corporate sponsors support this fundraising event for recreational trails.
PORT of Fort Madison received multiple grants and donations to fund the first two phases of the trail. Preparations for Phase III have been completed with construction starting Spring of 2020. Phase III 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. The committee is made up of a volunteer group of community members. For more information or to make a donation go to the PORT of Fort Madison Facebook page.