The Mighty Fitz 5K

Lewiston, NY

During Covid there is a very real possibility that we will need to make modifications for the safety of runners, staff, and the community at large. These modifications may include curbside checkin, individual start times, limited number of total participants, limited or no access to indoor dining at the Brickyard Pub & BBQ, limited or no post race awards ceremony, etc. In addition, we reserve the right to convert this event to a virtual run. For example, if NY State should slip back into Phase 2 or 3 or if Niagara County has a spike in Covid cases. In the event that the race is converted to a virtual run, participants will run on their own, enter their finish time, and we will arrange a date(s) for shirt pickup, etc. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you in November!

Please join us on Saturday November 7, 2020 for the 6th Annual Mighty Fitz 5K in Lewiston, New York to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the sinking of the Great Lakes freighter.

It was 45 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 40+ 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 and the all new Brickyard Brewing Company using USATF Certified Course #NY11071JG. There will be one water station located at the top of Artpark Hill.

Brickyard Pub & BBQ
Brickyard Brewing Company

432 Center Street
Lewiston, NY 14092

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place outside the Brickyard Restaurant from 12:00pm right up until the start of the race at 2:00pm. Register by 11/1/20 to be guaranteed an official Mighty Fitz 5K t-shirt. Extra shirts (if any) will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration Fee
  • $25 .......... 5K Registration through 10/31/20
  • $30 .......... 11/1/20 through race day
*Register early as this race will be capped at 150 participants!

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 event organizers to the address shown on the waiver along with your check.

>Mighty Fitz 5K Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (18 and over)
>USATF Waiver (17 and under)
Join us after the race for a post race celebration (TBD) including delicious Brickyard pulled pork sandwiches, pasta, snacks, refreshments, music, and more!

There will be plenty of free parking in the Village of Lewiston near the start/finish line.

Hand crafted trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers. There will be no formal awards ceremony during Covid, however all participants can download custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share finish line photos following the race!

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. 

Gun start/chip finish 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(s)

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 7, 2020


2:00 PM

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