The Mighty Fitz 5K

Lewiston, NY

Come on out and celebrate Ed Russell's 100th race of the year! This will make 10 years in a row (other than 2020 due to Covid restrictions) that Ed has run at least 100 races per year. That's over 1,000 races in his career! He say's this is it, but I have a feeling we'll see him at more races in the future.
Congratulations Ed Russell!

Please join us on Saturday November 6, 2021 for the 7th Annual Mighty Fitz 5K in Lewiston, New York to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the sinking of the Great Lakes freighter.

It was 46 years ago on November 10, 1975 when the Edmund Fitzgerald disappeared in the waters of Lake Superior during a severe storm, taking 29 lives with it. After 45+ years, the story of the ship continues to intrigue, with some saying its legend is second only to the Titanic. 

The race will start and finish in front of the Brickyard Pub & Restaurant  using USATF Certified Course #NY11071JG. There will be one water station located at the top of Artpark Hill and bottled water will be provided to runners at the finish line.

Brickyard Pub & BBQ
432 Center Street
Lewiston, NY 14092

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Packet pickup will take place at the newly renovated Brickyard Brewing Company from 12:00pm right up until the start of the race at 2:00pm.  Please note that shirts need to be ordered much earlier than in the past, so register by 11/1/21 to be guaranteed an official Mighty Fitz 5K t-shirt. Extra shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration Fee: $30 / $35 after 10/15/21

Mail-in Registration Option
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download both the race waiver and appropriate USATF liability waiver below and mail to the address shown. You must complete and mail BOTH waivers to the address shown on the waiver along with your check payable to iRunWNY.

>Mighty Fitz 5K Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (required)

All participants are invited to celebrate after the race at the newly remodeled Brickyard Brewing Company after the race where they will enjoy a delicious Brickyard pulled pork sandwich and live entertainment featuring Zak Ward from 2:30-4:30pm! We are also excited to announce that BBC is producing a brand new beer especially for this event! Stay tuned for more details as it will be unveiled about a week before the race!

There will be plenty of free parking in the Village of Lewiston near the start/finish line. Artpark also has a large outdoor parking lot located at the end of South Fourth Street if needed.

Hand crafted trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers and all participants will be able to download custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share finish line photos following the race! Awards for the top three male and female runners in each of the following age groups...

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact iRunWNY (Paul Beatty) at (716) 998-5777.

There will be no refunds. In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, etc), we reserve the right to postpone/reschedule the event at our discretion, or offer a virtual alternative if necessary. 

Timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:
  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

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Nov 6, 2021


2:00 PM

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