Fitger’s 5K full

s5KThe field for the 2013 Fitger’s 5K Run & Walk has reached its capacity and registration is now closed.

Registration was limited to the first 1,900 entrants, an increase of 100 from last year. The 3.1-mile race is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m.

Registered participants will be mailed confirmation postcards and can pick up their race packets at Fitger’s on Friday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on race day from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The race begins on East Superior Street in front of Fitger’s and travels through downtown Duluth and Canal Park before finishing back at Fitger’s. An award ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

All net proceeds from the Fitger’s 5K benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF). The YAF is a Grandma’s Marathon program promoting and developing youth athletics throughout Carlton, Cook, Douglas (Wis.), Lake and St. Louis Counties. Since its inception in 1990, the YAF has contributed nearly $600,000 to area nonprofit youth athletic organizations.

William A. Irvin 5K Update

Registration for the 20th annual William A. Irvin 5K has reached 1,200 participants. The race entry process will remain open until the 1,900-runner limit is reached.

To register for the June 21 race, runners should log onto GrandmasMarathon.com. The entry fee is $30.

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