a fundraiser for the Congdon Park Elementary School Foundation

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Friday, June 1, 2018 at Lester Park in Duluth, MN.**

ABOUT THE EVENT:  5K and 10K event for children and adults.  Participants chase a “cougar” (Congdon Park Elementary School mascot) in the 0.5 and 1K Run/Walk.  The 0.5K “Kitty K” is suggested for children in kindergarten and younger.

All events are held on the beautiful and hilly hiking/ski trails at Lester Park.   Awards are given for top finishers in age groups for the 5K and 10K.  All participants will entered in any race will be automatically entered in a prize drawing.

WHERE: Lester Park, Superior Street and Lester River Road, Duluth, MN

WHEN: Friday, June 1, 2018.    10k run 6:00pm, 5K run 6:15pm, Kitty K 7:05pm, 1K 7:15pm.  Check-in and same-day registration 5:30-6:00pm.  Awards ceremony for the 5K and 10K at approximately 7:30pm.

0.5K “Kitty K” and 1K Run starts at 7:05pm.  Check-in and same-day registration for the 0.5K and 1K events starts at 5:30-6:30pm.  Prize drawings for kids will be held after the 1K Run.  Must me present to win.


ENTRY FEES: 0.5K “Kitty K” and 1K Run/Walk – $15 if received by May, June 31; $15 on race day.

5K Run/Walk – $30 if received by Thursday, May 31 , or $35 on race day.

10K Run: $30 if received by Thursday, May 31, or $35 on race day.

Note:  no walkers for the 10K, please, so most folks can finish by the awards ceremony.  Also, elementary-aged kids are strongly discouraged from running the 10K due to the difficulty of the trail course.

COURSE: 100% trails.  CHIP TIMING WILL BE USED FOR THE  Carlson Orthodontic 1K, St. Luke’s 5K, AND 10K RACES! 

Registration is open!  Complete the online registration form HERE:


PRE-RACE REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN/Packet Pick Up: Thursday, May 31, 2:30 to 6:00 PM, Congdon Park Elementary School

RACE DAY REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN: Friday, June 1, 5:30-6:00pm for the 5K and 10K; 5:30-6:30pm for the 0.5K and 1K at Lester Park pavilion. Proceeds will support students at Congdon Park Elementary School.  For information about Congdon Park Elementary School visit http://congdon-elementary.isd709.org/


2018 Volunteer sign up HERE!!!  


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All 2017 Race Proceeds will go to the purchase of Google Chrome books.

2017 Race Sponsors!


St. Luke’s 5K

Carlson Orthodontics 1K

Soda Ski 10K


State Farm Cory Fairchild

Casey Carbert—Edmunds Company Realtor

Knutson Custom Construction

Carlson Duluth

Mt Royal Dental

Republic Bank


The Vallie Family


North Shore Title

Mars Supply


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