Fitger’s 5K

Kick-Off Spring at the 30th Annual!

Jump start spring training with the Fitger’s 5K Run & Walk. The USATF-certified, chip-timed 3.1-mile race travels along Superior Street starting and ending back at Fitger’s. The new race course heads east for an out-and-back route featuring London Road and lake views on South Street. Welcome to the 2nd of 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: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Duluth, Minnesota

Registration:  in person in the August Fitger Room on the 3rd Floor of Fitger’s:
Friday (Day before race): 11-6pm, or Saturday (race morning): 7:00-8:30am

Entry Fee: $40 adults; $15 youth ages 6-14. Non-refundable

Participant Swag: a Fitger’s 5K long-sleeve 1/4 zip shirt, a pair of Fitsoks, and finisher medal.

Race Limit: 2,500

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 tech shirts.


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.

Commemorative glass + Free pour after each race of the KP Challenge!
Come for the race, join us for the party.

Purchase a glass for $10 each and celebrate your achievement! Each glass purchased during registration comes with a coupon for (1) free drink on race day:

  • McKenzie’s after the Saint Fennessy
  • The Rex after the Fitger’s 5K
  • Green Mill after the Park Point 5-Miler/2 Mile Walk

KP Challengers! Buy all three glasses and receive the 4th KP Challenge branded glass for FREE!

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.