Up North: Saint Fennessy 4k brings Northland runners out of hibernation

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After last year’s race was a little different due to the pandemic this year runners were super excited to get back to normal for the 9th annual Saint Fennessy 4k.

“724 is our official registration number. So we had a cap of 800, didn’t get to a sellout but over 700 people is our largest event in quite sometime after the winter so we are excited to be back outdoors,” said Zach Schneider, Marketing Director for Grandma’s Marathon.

Not only could runners now see some strands of green grass poking out of the snow, they also were decked out in festive attire.

Starting the race at the Hermantown High School the runners went all the way to the finish line at Skyline Social and Games.

“This year we are back to normal one gun at 10 o’clock. Everyone gets to run together and be friends with the people you came with, but also make some new friends. That is what running is all about especially in these smaller events,” added Schneider.
The event marks the start of the 2022 slate of Grandma’s races….with the next run on the docket being the Fitger’s 5k, on April 23.

The series is designed in a way that keep participants on a regular training schedule. To get them ready for the summer races.

“That is what this race is designed to be a little precursor to grandmas marathon weekend, along with the Fitger’s 5k next month. So we hope to see a lot of these same 700 people on this start line in June,” concluded Schneider.