25th annual Fitger's 5K draws thousands to Superior Street

By KBJR News 1

April 19, 2014 Updated Apr 19, 2014 at 6:12 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Over 2,000 Northlanders crowded Superior Street for the 25th annual Fitger's 5K run and walk, on the first half of this damp Easter weekend.

The 3.1 mile race began at nine Saturday morning and the first runner was finished by 9:16.

Many locals took part in the run, and others drove in from neighboring towns and states.

For contestant Jenna Crawford, who left her hometown of Brainerd at four this morning, the race is worth waking up for.

She says it was her first competitive run and she trained by using a "couch to 5K" application on her phone.

"I'm nervous. I've never done this before and I'm extremely competitive so I don't want to walk, but the conditions are not ideal; it's cold, it's windy. If it was no wind, I'd be a lot happier, but it is what it is and we're here and we're not going home," said Crawford.

Check our sports section for results on the race.

Elsa Robins