Contact Us

Office Address

Grandma’s Marathon
351 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

Office Phone

(218) 727-0947

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Mailing Address

Grandma’s Marathon
PO Box 16234
Duluth, MN 55816

Office Email

[email protected]

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The Grandma’s Marathon offices in Duluth’s Canal Park were renovated in 2020 in partnership with Adolfson & Peterson Construction.

Staff Members

Shane Bauer
Executive Director

Laura Bergen
Registration & Expo Director

Sarah Culver
Elite Athlete & Administration Director

Greg Haapala
Race Director

Linda Hanson
Finance & Operations Director

Dave Lane
Operations Assistant

Kellie Luedloff
Office Manager

Alivia Nelson
Program Director

Zach Schneider
Marketing & Public Relations Director

Christi Willette
Creative Director

Board of Directors

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Tom Stanley

CHAIRPERSON

St. Louis County

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Kristi Schmidt

VICE-CHAIRPERSON

University of Minnesota-Duluth

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John Foschi

SECRETARY & TREASURER

Duluth Superior Area

Community Foundation

Kathryn McLellan

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Essentia Health

Wing Chan

BOARD MEMBER

Minnesota Power, ALLETE

Tom Ehle

BOARD MEMBER

Retired, Duluth Police

Ross Fremont

BOARD MEMBER

Bimbo Bakeries USA

Laura Gubelmann

BOARD MEMBER

Northwood Children’s

Services

Laura Johnson

BOARD MEMBER

University of Minnesota

Dale Kusnierek

BOARD MEMBER

Retired, CN Railway

Dave Malban

BOARD MEMBER

Attorney

Dave Pipho

BOARD MEMBER

Essentia Health

Louie St. George

BOARD MEMBER

Essentia Health

Paige Stratioti

BOARD MEMBER

AP Training

Ron Tinsley

BOARD MEMBER

Duluth Police Department

Chelly Townsend

BOARD MEMBER

Retired, Duluth

Entertainment

Convention Center

Joe Wicklund

BOARD MEMBER

City of Hermantown

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.