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.  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.

Registration for the 30th Anniversary of the Fitger’s 5K is open!

In honor of the 30th Anniversary, those that register for the Fitger’s 5K will automatically be entered for the 30 Days of Giveaways promotion. The earlier you register, the more chances to win!

Follow the YAF Facebook page for additional info. 

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*The 2019 course will be modified from the original course due to the construction on Superior Street. The 2019 course map will be coming soon.*

Fitger’s 5K

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Duluth, Minnesota

Entry Fee: $35 adults; $15 youth ages 6-14 online before April 25.
Late registration, if available: $40 adults; $15 youth ages 6-14.

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

Race Limit: 2,500

Race Packet Pick-up and Late Registration

Friday (Day before race): 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the August Fitger Room on the 3rd Floor of Fitger’s

Saturday (Race morning): 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the August Fitger Room on the 3rd Floor of Fitger’s

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


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.

Race Rules

No motor vehicles, bicycles, baby joggers, strollers, 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.