Top 5 Favorite 5K Races In Duluth
Grandma’s Marathon is just one of the events that puts Duluth on the map. They are in full swing with their Wednesday Night at the Races at this time. Running events like that have spurred several 5K races to crop up, mostly as fundraisers for non-profits and due to that we have a huge running community in the Northland. These are some of my favorites, maybe you have a few different ones, what’s yours and why?
Insane Inflatable 5K
The Insane Inflatable 5K held at the Richard Bong Airport in Superior on September 30th is like non-other. It’s not so much about speed, but the fun of getting through the oversized inflatable obstacle course. It’s something the whole family can participate in and feel accomplished when you cross the finish line.
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William A Irvin 5K
The William A Irvin 5K is held on the Friday night before Grandma’s Marathon Half and Full Marathon and kicks off the festivities for the weekend. The course was recently changed and fills to capacity every year. Afterwards, you can enjoy the Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Feed in Pioneer Hall of the DECC.
The Gobbler Gallop
I bet you can guess by the name, Gobbler Gallop, that this 5K is held on Thanksgiving morning. To be honest, I have yet to run this race myself because I’m always volunteering at the DECC for the Thanksgiving Buffet, but my friends that have run it says it’s fun and many dress like turkeys! I think I’d like this race because the weather is cooler and I run better in those conditions. Plus, you get to eat a HUGE meal afterwards and don’t have to worry about calories because you already got your exercise in that day.