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What You Need to Know About the Fitger’s 5K Run

Grandma's Marathon

Are you ready, runners?  The running of the 23rd Annual Fitger’s 5K is tomorrow morning at 9am!  If you’re not running, there are still a few things you may want to pay attention to tomorrow morning.

The race starts and finishes at Fitger’s, 600 East Superior Street. Expect traffic delays in downtown Duluth from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Streets impacted include East Superior Street from Fitger’s to Lake Avenue, Canal Park Drive, Lake Avenue South and Railroad Street (in front of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center).

If you are running, know that you’ll be a part of a RECORD BREAKING 1,848 registered participants! You’ll be able to get your results at or following the race.   Make sure you’re not counting on headphones–they’re not allowed on the course because it’s not closed to vehicular traffic!  Bummer, I know.  We can sing out loud though, so if you’re running near me you could hear my version of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem.”  It’s one of my favorite running songs.

Be on the look out for the elite runners! (Meaning…don’t get in their way!)

Elite runners registered include:

Justin Grunewald (2011 Fitger’s 5K Champion)

Michael Reneau (20th place, 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials)

Eric Hartmark (Three-time Park Point 5-Miler Champion)

Katie Koski (Four-time Fitger’s 5K Champion)

Laura Peterson (Not really elite, but I’m running!)

Race Packet Pick up is at Fitger’s, 600 East Superior Street today from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. or tomorrow morning starting at 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

The Fitger’s 5K is one of the first spring road races in the Northland. The race is also the largest fundraising events for the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma’s Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of youth athletics in a five-county region. The event is expected to raise more than $20,000 for the YAF.

We’ll see you tomorrow morning!!

(Info from Grandma’s Marathon press release.)




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