Packet Pickup

Race packet pickup for the 2023 Grandma’s Marathon weekend will be available Thursday and Friday, June 15-16 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

Any participant who is unable to pick up their race packet during the designated time has several options available, as outlined below.

NOTE: There is ABSOLUTELY no race packet pickup on race morning, and all runners must show a photo ID to pick up their race packet.

NOTE: If you are participating in the William A. Irvin 5K or the Great Grandma’s Challenge, you must pick up your packet by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16.

DULUTH ENTERTAINMENT CONVENTION CENTER (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 15                  FRIDAY, JUNE 16
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.                 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Parking is limited in downtown Duluth and Canal Park throughout all of race weekend, including the day of the race. Public parking options are colored in orange on the map above, including at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), where parking is available for $10.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
Yes! You may have someone else pick up your packet. To do this, complete the authorization (found at the bottom of your official bib number email coming in early June), and have someone else bring the printed, authorized confirmation to race packet pickup.

CAN MY RACE PACKET BE MAILED TO ME?
Yes! For a $25.00 fee (within the United States), you can have your packet mailed to you a week prior to the race. NOTE: This option is not available for any participants in the Great Grandma’s Challenge.

If you do not select this option when registering, please call us at (218) 727-0947. Our staff will assist in changing your packet delivery preference, so please have your mailing address and credit card information ready.

IMPORTANT: The deadline to request your race packet be mailed to you is May XX, 2023. Any requests made after this date will be denied, and your race packet will have to be picked up in person. 

WHAT CAN I DO IF I LOSE MY BIB NUMBER EMAIL?
Bib number emails will only be sent once, typically in early June. If you have lost your email or did not receive it, please bring a photo ID with you to race packet pickup and go to the “Bib Number Lookup Station.”

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.