Media

Every person comes to Grandma’s Marathon with a story, and our local, regional, and national media partners work tirelessly to bring those stories to life and share them across our community, our state, and the world.

For interview requests or more information about Grandma’s Marathon, media members are asked to contact Marketing & Public Relations Director Zach Schneider via email at [email protected] or to call our office at (218) 727-0947.

An archive of Grandma's Marathon media releases is available for viewing HERE. If you require additional information or have questions, please contact Marketing & Public Relations Director Zach Schneider via email at [email protected] or call our office at (218) 727-0947.

Working media members must be credentialed to gain access to certain, secure areas on race weekend including the start lines, finish line, and Media Center. NOTE: All working media members must abide by race rules and regulations as well as local and state laws. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the current, and possibly future, events.

 

The application for 2023 media credentials will be available and distributed in early may. All media interested in covering Grandma’s Marathon must submit a credential request prior to June 1.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, our Grandma’s Marathon Media Guides and other media materials, including advance story ideas, are available and distributed digitally.

 

If you would prefer a printed version of the Grandma's Marathon Media Guide, please indicate on your credential application. Printed guides will be available for pickup on race week at either the Media Center or our Grandma's Marathon offices.

 

2022 Grandma's Marathon Media Guide

For planning purposes, below is a list of popular media events throughout the 2023 Grandma's Marathon weekend. A more specific timeline of weekend events will be distributed closer to race weekend.

RUDY PERPICH PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD BREAKFAST - Thursday, June 15

GRANDMA'S MARATHON AWARD LUNCHEON - Friday, June 16

ELITE ATHLETE PRE-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE - Friday, June 16

DICK & CARRIE PRE-RACE TALK SHOW - Friday, June 16

POST-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE - Saturday, June 17

If you are in need of an updated Grandma's Marathon logo or high-resolution photo from our event, please contact Marketing & Public Relations Director Zach Schneider via email at [email protected] or call our office at (218) 727-0947.

All credentialed media will be sent a digital roster of elite athletes and citizen participants, along with the full media guide, prior to race weekend.

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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.