Saturday, April 21st is the 23rd annual Fitgers 5k in downtown Duluth. This year there are a record 1,848 registered participants set to run and walk in the morning race. The Fitgers 5k is one of the first spring road races in the Northland, and a race I enjoy running in despite the hills of the bridge over the freeway. This race is also the largest fundraising event for the Young Athletes Foundation, a Grandma's Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of youth athletics in a five-county region.
The race starts at 9am at Fitgers, 600 East Superior Street, where it will also finish. Expect traffic delays from 8:30am to to 10am along the race course.