Marathon Weekend

THURSDAY, JUNE 15

Race Packet Pickup

LOCATION
DECC Arena
Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC) 
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

TIME
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

Essentia Health Fitness Expo

FREE ADMISSION & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LOCATION
DECC Pioneer Hall & Arena
Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

TIME
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Race Packet Pickup

TIME
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Essentia Health Fitness Expo

FREE ADMISSION & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LOCATION
DECC Pioneer Hall & Arena
Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

TIME
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Racecourse Tours

FEATURING LIVE Q&A SESSION WITH 2-TIME GRANDMA’S MARATHON CHAMPION DOUG KURTIS

LOCATION
Paulucci Hall
Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC) Arena
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

TIME
11:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Michelina's All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

TIME
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

YAF Festival for Kids

FREE ADMISSION & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LOCATION

Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

TIME
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Whipper Snapper Races for Kids

FREE & OPEN TO AGES 14 & UNDER

LOCATION

Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

TIME
Registration from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Races Start at 2:00 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Roundtable

TIME
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dick & Carrie Pre-Race Talk Show

FEATURING 2-TIME GRANDMA’S MARATHON CHAMPION DICK BEARDSLEY & MINNESOTA RUNNING LEGEND CARRIE TOLLEFSON

LOCATION
Paulucci Hall
Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

TIME
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rock the Bayfront

FREE ADMISSION & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LOCATION
Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

TIME
5:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

START LINE LOCATION
Scenic Highway 61

FINISH LINE LOCATION
Duluth, MN (Canal Park)

START TIME
6:00 a.m.

Grandma's Marathon

START LINE LOCATION
Two Harbors, MN

FINISH LINE LOCATION
Duluth, MN (Canal Park)

START TIME
Wheelchairs & Duos: 7:35 a.m.
Elite & Sub-Elite Men: 7:40 a.m.
Elite & Sub-Elite Women: 7:45 a.m.
Citizens: 7:45 a.m.

Rock the Bayfront

FREE ADMISSION & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LOCATION
Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

TIME
8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

grandmas marathon runners start line

Ready. Set. Go!

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.