The Mighty Fitz 5K

Lewiston, NY

Please join us on Saturday November 6, 2021 for the 7th Annual Mighty Fitz 5K in Lewiston, New York to commemorate the 45th 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 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  using USATF Certified Course #NY11071JG. There will be one water station located at the top of Artpark Hill. Runners are expected to adhere to social distancing protocols before, during, and after the race. This means that when outdoors you must be wearing a mask OR keep a minimum of 6 feet distance between yourself and other persons. You do not have to wear a mask while running the race. Each participant will receive their own individual start time beginning with faster runners first to minimize contact and passing on the course. CLICK HERE to view iRun WNY safety protocols during Covid.

Brickyard Pub & BBQ
432 Center Street
Lewiston, NY 14092

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. There will be no paper registration forms accepted on race day. Packet pickup will take place at the Brickyard Brewing Company from 12:00pm right up until the start of the race at 2:00pm.  Register by 10/31/21 to be guaranteed an official Mighty Fitz 5K t-shirt. Extra shirts (if any) will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register early as this race will be limited in size!

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)

Participants will be provided with grab and go food and a bottle of water at the finish line. You also have the option to visit the Brickyard or any one of the many great restaurants in the village after the race. Each establishment will have their own capacity limits and safety protocols.

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. There will be no formal awards ceremony during Covid, however all participants will be able to 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. 

Individual chip 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 (not during Covid)
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor (not during Covid)

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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