The rescheduled Fitger's 5K is this weekend and the Duluth Police Department has issued a traffic advisory related to the event.

Fitger's 5K was originally scheduled to take place this spring, but it was postponed due to the pandemic.  It will now take place this Saturday, September 12 with special health protocols in place.

The course will start on Superior Street and finish on the Lakewalk. Runners will starting be in socially distanced waves, which will affect traffic on Superior Street, London Road, South Street and 21st Ave. E.

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The Duluth Police Department announced the following closures and traffic changes:

  • 5:00 a.m., 21st Ave. E., between London Road and Water St., will be reduced to one lane of traffic. Only local traffic will be allowed access to Water St. from London Road. Officers will be posted to direct traffic in the area. Both I-35 ramps at 21st Ave. E. will be closed. Northbound I-35 traffic will be diverted to 26th Ave. E., and motorists wanting to enter southbound I-35 can do so at 26th Ave. E.
  • Starting at 5:30 a.m., South Street, from 15th Ave. E. to 20th Ave. E.; and 15th Ave. E., between South St. and London Road, will be reduced to single, one-way driving lanes. All traffic must travel only westbound on South Street and only northbound on 14th Ave. E. during the race. Other avenues in the area will remain open to allow access to South St.  Also, at 5:30 a.m., London Road from 10th Ave. E. to 12th Ave. E. will close to traffic.
  • Traffic on Superior Street from the Fitger’s Brewing Complex at 600 E. Superior St. to 10th Ave. E. will be directed through coned driving lanes, with a runner’s lane coned along the lake-side of the road. Motorists should drive through this section of Superior St. slowly and with caution.
  • Motorists should be aware of temporary “No Parking” areas on Superior Street, London Road, 15th Ave. E., 20th Ave. E., and South St. Violators will be tagged and towed. Parking will be allowed on the north (odd) side of South St. and of London Rd. in the race area.

With all runners finishing on the Lakewalk behind Fitger's, roads are expected to re-open to normal traffic flow by approximately 12:15 p.m.