2013 Fitger's 5K Recap

2013 Fitger’s 5K Recap

A record 1,926 people registered for the 24th running of the Fitger’s 5K on April 20 and helped to raise about $20,000 for the Young Athletes Foundation.

Despite below average temperatures, the YAF’s largest fundraiser had a great turnout with a total of 1,522 finishers (1,420 runners, 102 walkers) completing the 3.1-mile race.

Joe Moore set a course record and claimed the men’s division title. Moore, 29, of Minneapolis, won the race in 14 minutes and 53 seconds, topping the previous fastest time (Jeremy Polson, 2002, 15:08) by 15 seconds. He also won the 2012 Park Point 5-Miler and placed 12th at the 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships in Duluth last June.

Former University of Minnesota Duluth standout Morgan Place, 23, won the women’s crown with a time of 17:53.

Both Moore and Place are scheduled to compete in the 2013 USA Half Marathon Championships on June 22 in Duluth.

Complete 2013 Fitger’s 5K results can be found at visit www.youngathletesfoundation.com.

Save the date for next year’s Fitger’s 5K – Saturday, April 19!