Safety Measures & Procedures

The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma’s Marathon are fully committed to keeping our participants, volunteers, and spectators as safe and as healthy as possible at all times.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented extra precautions for all of our races.

These safety measures require full cooperation among everyone involved with our event, including our participants, volunteers, and staff.

We ask that you please adhere to the following guidelines to ensure the continuation of in-person running events.


Face coverings will be REQUIRED during packet pickup and when participants are in the start or finish line areas. They are strongly encouraged, but not required, while on the racecourse.

You must participate in the wave that you select during registration.

All participants will have their temperature taken and recorded prior to entering the start corral.

No spectators are allowed.

If you test positive for COVID-19 within the 14 days following the event, you must contact Grandma’s Marathon staff so that we may notify other participants as necessary.



The status of the Fitger’s 5K is subject to change at any time.
We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic situation, and we will continue to monitor all updates from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If the status of the event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible.