Where to Stay

The official lodging partner of Grandma’s Marathon, Holiday Inn & Suites – Duluth Downtown is the city’s largest full-service hotel offering its guests 338 rooms, two restaurants, two swimming pools, and complimentary covered parking.

Conveniently located along Duluth’s indoor skywalk system that connects guests to the DECC, AMSOIL Arena, and downtown Duluth, Holiday Inn & Suites – Duluth Downtown is the perfect place to stay during Grandma’s Marathon weekend!

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES
DULUTH DOWNTOWN
200 W. 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 722-1202

Other Lodging Partners

CANAL PARK LODGE
250 Canal Park Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 279-6000

LIFT BRIDGE LODGE
408 Canal Park Dr.
Duluth MN, 55802

(218) 727-1378

HAMPTON INN
CANAL PARK
310 Canal Park Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 720-3000

HAMPTON INN NORTH
1002 Mall Dr.
Duluth, MN 55811

(218) 481-7707

INN ON LAKE SUPERIOR
350 Canal Park Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 726-1111

RADISSON DULUTH
505 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 481-1185

 

SHERATON DULUTH
301 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 722-5660

 

NOTE: Due to the popularity of Grandma’s Marathon weekend, we do encourage all of our participants, spectators, and volunteers to begin looking for lodging as soon as possible. We suggest you call to reserve your room, as several hotels will not accept online bookings for race weekend.

Area college campus housing is available during Grandma’s Marathon weekend at the following schools:

Reservations for the college dorms usually become available after January 1. Please check the individual school websites for the most up-to-date information about room availability. 

RV parking is available during race weekend at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), which is about a 1/2-mile from the finish line area. Please click HERE for reservations and more information.

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) offers overnight and multiple-day parking for vehicles. Please click HERE for more information.

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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.