Fitger’s 5K

Fitger’s 5K – April 17, 2021

The USATF-sanctioned, chip-timed 3.1-mile race travels along Superior Street, London Road, and the Lakewalk starting and ending back at Fitger’s. This is 1 of the 3 KP Challenge races!

All net proceeds from the Fitger’s 5K benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF). The YAF was developed by Grandma’s Marathon in 1990 to assist with the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles for youth throughout Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake and St. Louis Counties.


Fitger’s 5K Run & Walk

Date:  Saturday, April 17, 2021

In-Person Race Start Time:  TBD

Location: Fitger’s – 600 E. Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota

Swag: a Fitger’s 5K long-sleeve 1/4 zip shirt and finisher medal

Registration: Online registration for 2021 will open on January 1, 2021.

Entry Fee: $35 adults ($40 late registration); $15 youth ages 6-14. Non-refundable

Participation Options

With safety plans in place, we are excited to offer the following options for you to complete the 2021 Fitger’s 5K!

  • IN-PERSON OPTION: We will be hosting a chip timed, in-person version of the Fitger’s 5K on Saturday, April 17, 2021. In order to do so safely and in accordance with the MDH Guidelines, we will be offering wave start times. Look for more information about the different waves times when registration opens. 

  • VIRTUAL OPTION: With this option, you may complete the  Fitger’s 5K at a time and location of your choice during the timeframe that is TBD.

Safety Measures & Procedures:

Grandma’s Marathon is committed to providing safe and healthy events at all times. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing extra precautions, which will require full cooperation among our participants, volunteers, and staff. We ask that you adhere to the following safety measures, requirements, and guidelines during your participation to ensure the continuation of in-person running event options.

Plans from our event in 2020 are available for reference.

2020 Safety Measures

Race Packet Pick-up and Late Registration

Location: Fitger’s (600 E. Superior Street) – 3rd Floor August Fitger Room

Days/times: TBD


Make sure to bring your wallet so you can stock up on gear! We will be having a sale at race packet-pickup featuring past race apparel and merchandise at extremely low prices.



Free parking is available in the Fitger’s ramp. Additional street parking is available on North 8th Avenue East and East 1st Street. Please follow all parking regulations.


2019 Results

Race Rules

No motor vehicles, bicycles, hand cycles, hand-cranked wheelchairs, roller skis, inline skates, pets, or unofficial participants are allowed on the racecourse. Wheelchair athletes must race under their own individual power.

If you are registered for the WALK division, you must walk the entire distance – no running is allowed.

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 CDC. If the status of the event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible.