Fitger’s 5K

New Date for the Fitger’s 5K!

The USATF-certified, chip-timed 3.1-mile race travels along Superior Street starting and ending back at Fitger’s. The race course heads east for an out-and-back route featuring London Road and lake views on South Street. 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.

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Fitger’s 5K

Date: Postponed to Saturday, September 12, 2020. (The original date was Saturday, April 18, 2020.)

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Duluth, Minnesota

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

Race Limit: 2,500

Entry Fee: $35 adults; $15 youth ages 6-14. Non-refundable

Registration: opened January 1, 2020.*


*If you registered between January 1 and March 20, you were sent an email that details options for managing the postponement. If you did not receive an email, please check your spam folder or email us at Thank you.

Race Packet Pick-up and Late Registration

In the August Fitger Room on the 3rd Floor of Fitger’s:

Friday (Day before race): 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday (Race morning): 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

*To avoid delays on race morning, picking up your packet on Friday is highly recommended.

There will be an apparel sale at race packet-pickup where you can purchase past apparel and merchandise.


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.


For the safety of all participants, we encourage a headphone-free environment during the Fitger’s 5K Run & Walk.

Award Ceremony

Join us at the Rex Bar on the basement level of Fitger’s to celebrate your race at our Post-Race Party and Award Ceremony! The Rex Bar will be open and serving beverages immediately following the race and the awards ceremony for the Fitger’s 5K will begin at 10:30 a.m. on race day.

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.