The Saint Fennessy 4K is scheduled for Saturday, March 17th in Hermantown. Put on by Grandma's Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation, will be the first race in the KP Challenge. Which includes the Fitgers 5k, and Park Point Five Miler
The race will begin at Hermantown High School and travel along Arrowhead and Lavaque Roads and finish near McKenzie’s Bar & Grill in Hermantown Square. A post-race party featuring a beer garden and live music will be held at the finish line. All finishers will receive a complimentary beverage, and a comemorative hat.
This is the first race in the 2018 KP Challenge. Participants commit to run 3 Grandma’s Marathon races, including the Saint Fennessy, Fitger’s 5K and Park Point 5-Miler. The challenge is designed to keep participants on a regular running schedule that supports the successful completion of longer distances. Registering for the KP Challenge locks in the lowest price for all three races in the convenience of one purchase. Participants will receive an exclusive finisher’s backpack upon completion of the final race.
All net proceeds benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma's Marathon program that focuses on the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles for youth.
The Saint Fennessy 4K was created in honor of longtime Grandma’s Marathon friend Don Fennessy, who passed away in 2011. Fennessy was an original member of both the Grandma’s Marathon board of directors and Young Athletes Foundation committee, and was inducted into the Grandma’s Marathon Hall of Fame in 2004. Don’s wife, Ella, who was also well known in the Twin Ports running community, passed away in 2013.
Entry Fee: (non-refundable): $30 for adults; $10 for children 14 & under before Thursday, March 15. Race day registration, if available: $35 for adults; $10 for children. Registration opened January 1, 2018
Participant Swag: Participants will receive a commemorative Saint Fennessy 4K winter hat and neck/head wrap.
Post-Race PARTY: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Parking & Return Shuttle Bus Information
Parking for the event is available in the Hermantown High School parking lot.
Shuttle buses from the finish line in the Hermantown Square parking lot back to the Hermantown High School will depart approximately every 20 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Saint Fennessy 4K was created in honor of longtime Grandma’s Marathon friend Don Fennessy. An original member of both the Grandma’s Marathon board and the Young Athletes Foundation, he was inducted into our Hall of Fame in 2004. Nearly 600 participants dashed through Hermantown in 2017!