St. Fennessy 4K Home

Date: March 19, 2022
Start Time: TBD
Location: Hermantown, MN
Entry Fee: $30 adult ($35 on race day), $10 youth (ages 12 and under)
In-Person Race Capacity: TBD
Swag: Saint Fennessy Winter Hat, Knit Gloves


Get your green on and join us for a festive St. Patrick’s Day-themed celebration as the 9th Annual Saint Fennessy 4K runs through Hermantown, MN and offers fun for the whole family!

The 2.5-mile distance is suitable for all ages and is perfect for runners or walkers. With the finish line positioned next to Skyline Social & Games in Hermantown, race day is sure to offer endless entertainment, great music, and tasty food and beverages!

IMPORTANT: Dogs and other pets are NOT ALLOWED on the Saint Fennessy racecourse. For the safety of everyone involved, anyone who brings a pet on race day will not be allowed to participate.

All participants will receive a Saint Fennessy commemorative winter hat and a pair of knit gloves.

There will be a photo contest held throughout the event, and participants with the best-themed costumes will win fabulous prizes!


Net proceeds from the Saint Fennessy 4K go to benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), which was created 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. Since its inception, the YAF has donated more than $1 million to the community’s youth athletic and recreational organizations.


The Saint Fennessy 4K — named after longtime Grandma’s Marathon supporter Don Fennessy — is the first race in the annual KP Challenge. This three-race series allows participants to commit to three YAF races throughout the spring and summer and is designed to keep participants on a regular training schedule that supports the successful completion of longer distances.

The other races included in the KP Challenge are the Fitger’s 5K and Park Point 5-Miler.