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Park Point 5-Miler and 2-Mile Walk 2020
The Park Point 5-Miler is northern Minnesota’s oldest road race. With COVID-19 safety plans in place, participants can choose different times to run/walk the in-person event or can choose to race virtually.
The chip timed, in-person Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk will take place on July 16. Throughout the day there will be three three-hour time blocks — sunrise, midday and twilight. The sunrise block will take place from 6 to 9 a.m., the midday block from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the twilight block from 4 to 7 p.m. Each block will include 10 waves of up to 25 people socially distanced at 6 feet apart, and participants will be able to select their wave during the registration process. Waves are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and registration for each wave will close once the 25-person-per-wave capacity is met.
Races start near the Park Point Pavilion in Duluth and participants run down Minnesota Avenue before finishing back near the pavilion. There is also a virtual option that allows participants to complete their race at any time and location during the July 13–17 timeframe.
Registration is open for the 49th annual Park Point 5-Miler at grandmasmarathon.com. The adult entry fee is $30 and youth pricing is $10 for children ages 6-14. Online registration for the in-person option closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 13, and registration for the virtual option closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 16. There will be no exclusive kids-only dashes this year.
There will be strict safety measures and requirements for participation in the event, which will require full cooperation among participants, volunteers and staff.
The Park Point 5-Miler is part of the KP Challenge series where participants commit to run three Young Athletes Foundation races, including the Saint Fennessy 4K, Fitger’s 5K and Park Point 5-Miler. Net proceeds benefit the Young Athletes Foundation, a Grandma’s Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of youth athletics.