2023 Charity Partner – Minnesota Head & Neck Cancer Foundation

Minnesota Head & Neck Cancer Foundation

The Minnesota Head and Neck Cancer Foundation was established in 2020 to raise awareness and improve the lives of those affected with head and neck tumors. The Foundation strives to promote education, research, and advocacy impacting early diagnosis of head and neck cancer.

Contact: Julie Kline
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (320) 257-9555

FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS
Minnesota Head & Neck Cancer Foundation runners commit to fundraising a minimum amount prior to race weekend, as outlined below:

  • Grandma’s Marathon — $500
  • Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon — $500
  • William A. Irvin 5K — $250

 

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 Minnesota Head & Neck Cancer Foundation runners will also receive:

  • (2) complimentary entries into the 2023 Minnesota Head and Neck Cancer Foundation Walk
  • (1) water bottle, bag, and piece of apparel from the Foundation

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.