Spaghetti Dinner

8,000

8,000
plates of spaghetti

5.000

5,000 pounds of Michelina’s sauce

2,500

2,500 pounds of dry paghetti noodles

40,000

40,000 meatballs

600

600 loaves of Country Hearth bread

6,000

6,000 cups of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

8,000

8,000 servings of Kemps white and chocolate milk

15,000

15,000 vanilla wafers

The Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner has been a tradition of Grandma’s Marathon since the start of the race in 1977!

Our annual pre-race feast brings together not just our race participants, but also their family and friends along with the entire Duluth community in celebration of yet another Grandma’s Marathon. Come join us for a your heaping plate of spaghetti along with a perfect opportunity to connect with old friends or to make new ones!

Eat, drink, and be merry! Join us this year for a wonderful, family-style meal that’s sure to provide you the energy to run fast, volunteer well, or cheer loud on Saturday morning!

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

DATE & TIME
Friday, June 16 | 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

DINNER: All-you-can-eat spaghetti with Michelina’s marinara sauce (meatballs optional), Caesar salad, and Country Hearth bread

DRINKS: Duluth Coffee Company coffee, Kemps white or chocolate milk, Dasani water

DESSERT: Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Super One Foods cookies

NOTE: Gluten-free pasta is available upon request.

Tickets for the Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner are $16 for adults and $8 for kids ages 5-12. The meal is free for kids ages 4 & under.

 

Tickets are available for purchase by participants at the time of registration. They will also be available to the general public, or any participant who has not previously purchased, at the door on the day of the event.

DECC PARKING RAMP
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

Paid parking on race weekend is available at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) parking ramp. Metered and other paid parking is available in Canal Park or downtown Duluth, which is approximately one-half mile away from the DECC. NOTE: To crossover I-35, or to help protect pedestrians from cold or inclement weather, there is an indoor skywalk system that connects downtown Duluth to the DECC facilities.

grandmas marathon runners start line

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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.