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March 14th Race to Close Roads

Press Release Residents | March 9, 2020

St. Fennessy 4K To Impact Hermantown Roads

For Immediate Release- March 9, 2020

St. Fennessy 4K to Temporarily Impact Hermantown Roads

Hermantown, Minn. – Grandma’s Marathon is set to host the seventh annual St. Fennessy 4K Run/Walk in Hermantown on Saturday, March 14. This year’s event features a different route, as the newly-designed course now finishes at Skyline Social & Games.

The event will cause road closures beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, and expected to last until 11:30 a.m. The event will impact the following roadways:

  • Arrowhead Road will be closed to traffic between Ugstad Road and Stebner Road
  • Ugstad Road will be closed to traffic from Hawk Circle Drive to Arrowhead Road
  • Stebner Road will be closed to traffic from Village Drive to Arrowhead Road
  • Village Drive will remain fully accessible, as will Marcus Lakes Cinema, Harley Davidson Sport Center, and Skyline Social & Games
  • The intersection at Lavaque Road and Arrowhead Road will be closed.
  • The intersections at Lavaque Road and Ugstad Road, as well as Stebner Road and Arrowhead Road, will be partially closed. Motorists should expect event delays.
  • Through traffic on Lavaque Road will utilize detours as posted.
  • Access onto the racecourse will be restricted between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. from the following roadways: Ugstad Road, Rebecca Road, Grouse Ridge Drive, Lavaque Road, Getchell Road, and Heartwood Lane.
  • Parking will not be allowed on the affected sections of Arrowhead Road, Ugstad Road, or Stebner Road from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14.
  • All roadways will reopen by 11:30 a.m. or sooner to all regular vehicle traffic
  • Motorists are asked to slow down and be alert to special signing and follow directions of traffic control volunteers when near the racecourse roads

All proceeds from this fun, all-ages event benefit the Young Athletes Foundation, directly supporting youth sports and wellness organizations throughout the Northland. The St. Fennessy 4K has grown each year since its inception, with more than 700 participants in 2019.


For more information, contact: Joe Wicklund, Communications & Community Relations Manager, City of Hermantown at or 218.729.3614.