Donation Campaign

Since its inception in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has relied on the community. It is because of the support we’ve received year after year from businesses and individuals in the Duluth area that our race has grown to become one of the largest in the United States.

Grandma’s Marathon weekend brings with it a nearly $21 million economic boost to our region, and runners return to our race year after year because of the experience and hospitality they receive from our community.

We couldn’t do it without you, and we wouldn’t want to! The passion our community has for Grandma’s Marathon is what gives our race its small town charm, and the contributions you’ve made over the years are what allow us to keep improving the world class experience for our participants, volunteers, and spectators.

Thank you for all you do, and an extra big thank you to those listed below for their contribution to our 2023 Donation Campaign. Your generosity will help guarantee the continued success of Grandma’s Marathon and the further development of our events for years to come.

2022 Gold Medal Sponsor ($500)

  • Adele Hartwick
  • A&L Properties
  • Anderson, Kuiti, & Asuma, PLLC
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota
  • Cetera Advisor Networks
  • Interstate Parking
  • Jim Greenfield (in memory of)
  • Twin Ports Paper

2022 Silver Medal Sponsor ($250)

  • Ascential Wealth Advisors
  • Bell Bank
  • Bennington Company, LLC
  • CF Design
  • Cooperative Light & Power
  • Cora Lee Christman Insurance Agency
  • Duluth Insurance Agency
  • Kleiman Realty
  • Kwik Trip
  • LW Survey
  • Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union
  • Northern Plains Rail Companies
  • Sheet Metal Solutions
  • Superior Auctions, LLC
  • Tru by Hilton
  • UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics

2022 Corporate Sponsor ($100)

  • Centricity Credit Union
  • CHOICE Unlimited
  • Circle of Hope
  • Dale & Patti Kusnierek
  • David A. Croke, CPA
  • Discoverpc.NET
  • Dr. A. A. Koeller
  • Dreamland Supper Club
  • Dryco Restoration Services
  • Food Safety Guy
  • Gronk’s Grill & Bar
  • Harbor Insurance Agency
  • ICO Canal Park
  • Johnson Insurance Company
  • Lake Superior Railroad Museum
  • Maytag Laundries
  • Metamorphosis Coaching, Consulting, & Training
  • Midwest Energy Resources Co.
  • Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge – Duluth Camps
  • North Shore Federal Credit Union
  • Security Jewelers
  • Stantec Consulting Services
  • Surfaces by Design
  • UMD Athletics
  • Uncle Loui’s Cafe
  • Wilderness Wellness Chiropractic, LLC
  • Wolf Track Solar Energy, LLC

2022 Mile Marker Sponsor ($50)

  • A&W Family Restaurant
  • Contract Tile & Carpet
  • CW Technology
  • Economy Garages
  • Iron Mining Association of MN
  • Jaws Computer Services
  • Pizza Ranch Duluth
  • Two Harbors Federal Credit Union

2022 Registration Supporter ($25)

  • Reasor Properties
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Fitger's 5K History

The Fitger’s 5K began in 1990 and over more than three decades has now become Duluth’s premier spring running event.

The 3.1-mile race traditionally starts and finishes in front of the historic Fitger’s building. The scenic race course takes participants through downtown Duluth and Canal Park.

Below are the all-time Fitger’s 5K race records and winners from each year. NOTE: Some early records are incomplete and our staff is working to retrieve those dating back to 1990.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

Free parking for the event is available in the parking ramp located next to Fitger’s.

Fitger’s Complex
600 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

2022 Fitger's 5K Race Packet Pickup Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Swag Items

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.