2023 Charity Partner – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. The AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies: research, education, advocacy, and support.

Contact: Amanda Leininger
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (507) 738-0725

FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention runners commit to fundraising a minimum amount prior to race weekend, as outlined below:

  • Grandma’s Marathon — $750
  • Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon — $750


The fundraising goal must be reached before the runner may register for the race. If the minimum fundraising amount is not met, the remaining balance will be charged to the runner.

PERKS
In addition to a 2023 entry to the Grandma’s Marathon weekend race of their choice, all American Foundation for Suicide Prevention runners will also receive:

  • Free ticket to the Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner (held Friday of race weekend)

Fitger's 5K History

The Fitger’s 5K began in 1990 and over more than three decades has now become Duluth’s premier spring running event.

The 3.1-mile race traditionally starts and finishes in front of the historic Fitger’s building. The scenic race course takes participants through downtown Duluth and Canal Park.

Below are the all-time Fitger’s 5K race records and winners from each year. NOTE: Some early records are incomplete and our staff is working to retrieve those dating back to 1990.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

Free parking for the event is available in the parking ramp located next to Fitger’s.

Fitger’s Complex
600 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

2022 Fitger's 5K Race Packet Pickup Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Swag Items

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.