St. Fennessy 4K Home
Two women running, saint Patrick's day themed run

Date: March 13, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Hermantown, MN
Entry Fee: $30 adult ($35 on race day), $10 youth (ages 12 and under)
In-Person Race Capacity: 500
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 8th 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!

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

There will also be a costume contest judged throughout the event. Participants with the most popular St. Patrick’s Day attire will receive fabulous prizes (a pot of gold, perhaps!)


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.


The status of the Saint Fennessy 4K 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 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If the status of the event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible.