Fitger’s 5K returns to full capacity next weekend

Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 10:23 AM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (CBS 3 Duluth) - We are inching closer to the summer months, which means big races like Grandma’s Marathon are just around the corner.

But before the marathon arrives, the annual Fitger’s 5K is back next weekend and expected to draw thousands of racers.

On April 23rd, the 3.1-mile race starts near the Fitger’s building in Duluth and takes runners through the streets of the city’s newly renovated downtown.

Zach Schneider with Grandma’s Marathon, who puts on the Fitger’s 5K, joined Natalie Grant on CBS 3 This Mornings to share what people can expect this year.

“This is a good precursor to Grandma’s Marathon and to be outside. It is back up to its normal capacity of 2,000 runners this year, which makes it feel like a mini Grandma’s Marathon in the month of April,” said Schneider.

According to Schneider, this 5K event could be the biggest Grandma’s has put on in the last two years.

“I am really looking forward to it. It’s going to feel like we have reached that light at the end of the tunnel a little bit and get us ready for what is going to be a full-scale Grandma’s Marathon in June,” said Schneider.

Schneider says the race features people at every running level and offers a fun, supportive atmosphere.

The Fitger’s 5K starts April 23rd at 9:00 a.m. in Duluth.

The entry fee is $35 for adults and $15 for kids.

There are still spots available if you would like to participate.

Click here for more information.

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