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Fitgers 5K is Saturday, Get the Who, When, What and Where for the Race Right Here

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The Fitgers 5K is Saturday.  The forecast is currently calling for a wet, sloppy run but that won’t deter the runners, myself included.  If you’re running, packet pickup is going on at Fitgers Friday until 6pm, then again Saturday morning from 7am – 8:30am.

Whether you’re running or spectating, have fun!  Here are the details on this years Fitgers 5K:

WHO: 2,032 registered participants (new record)
(Results will be available at or

Course Records:
Joe Moore, 14:53 (2013)
Amy Lyons, 16:55 (2006)

WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 2014, race Starts: 9 a.m. The first finisher show cross the finish line at approximately 9:15 a.m.  There is then an awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Rex Bar, located inside Fitgers.

WHAT: The race is the largest fundraising event 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.

WHERE: The race starts at Fitger’s, 600 East Superior Street.

NOTE: 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).

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