This 3.1 mile race starts near the Fitger’s building and takes participants through the streets of the city’s newly renovated downtown, close to the shores of Lake Superior, before finishing back in front of the iconic hotel and restaurant.
A perfect challenge for new runners or a good training race for veterans, the Fitger’s 5K has grown into one of the area’s premier spring races and now welcomes more than 2,000 participants each year.
This is the second of three races involved in the annual KP Challenge, in which participants commit to three races throughout the spring and summer. The first is the Saint Fennessy 4K and the last is the Park Point 5-Miler, making it a great way for participants to keep on a regular training schedule and consistently complete longer distances.
Net proceeds from the event go to benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), the nonprofit arm of Grandma’s Marathon focused on helping the area’s youth develop healthy and active lifestyles. Since its inception in 1990, the YAF has donated more than $1 million to youth athletic and nonprofit organizations in a five-county region.