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The Marathon Blog

While Grandma’s Marathon is only one day a year, there is still plenty going on all 365 days from smaller events to planning for our favorite weekend of the year in June. Check back on the blog for stories from our Grambassadors, elite athletes, and behind-the-scenes looks from our staff. 

Saint Fennessy 4K was a success! This year Grandma’s Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation saw a record high in …

Back of the Pack

For anyone who has ever been a spectator at a marathon, you know that the excitement of the crowd when …

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Many people know that my first “professional marathon” that I ran was the 2019 Grandma’s Marathon. Few people know, though, …

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As a runner, being sidelined with an injury is the worst.  There’s no doubt that spectating a race is an …

The start of a new year usually gives us an opportunity to reflect on our goals and aspirations. New Year’s …

Running has been a part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. In high school, I …

Gearing Up for Grandma's Podcast

Listen to inspiring stories from some our elite athletes, citizen runners, volunteers, and community partners leading up to Grandma’s Marathon race weekend.

Started in 1977 with only 150 runners, Grandma’s Marathon has grown into much more than just a 26.2-mile race along the shores of Lake Superior and now represents a celebration of community like none other for the communities surrounding the small town of Duluth, MN.

Our Gearing Up for Grandma’s podcast is brought to you with the support of Essentia Health, and Grandma’s Marathon is proudly presented by Toyota,
Members Cooperative Credit Union, and ASICS.

 

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.