Join the Duluth Area Family YMCA and the Greater Downtown Council on Wednesday, July 7th to kick off Sidewalk Days with the 13th annual Sidewalk Shuffle 5K walk and run. Participate with a team or race individually to help us raise funds to ensure that Y programming, memberships, and lifesaving community resources are available FOR ALL. 

HOW TO REGISTER: Click HERE for individual and team registration! Register by June 13th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Online registration will end at 11:59 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021. Last-minute paper registration will be available at the Downtown Duluth Branch until July 6th at 6:00 p.m.

START TIME: We are anticipating that Sidewalk Shuffle will be run in 7 waves, beginning at 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with runners starting every 5 minutes. 

AGES: 6 and older—family-friendly!

COURSE: The race will start and finish at the Lakewalk at Endion Station. The course is an out and back, heading East up the shore along the Lakewalk. 


  1. Teams will need to designate a captain who will then create your team. If you are a business or organization, multiple teams can be created and paid for at once by selecting the drop-down arrow and the number of teams you would like to register. 

  2. After your team has been created, the Captain will need to notify Shuffle-mates of their team name and have them register by selecting "Join team" on the team registration page. Shuffle-mates will need to complete the form, select shirt size, and agree to the waiver. Multiple Shuffle-mates can be entered at once by selecting the drop-down arrow and the number of people joining a team. The maximum number of people per team is 5.  

WALKERS, SHUFFLERS, RUNNERS: We want the Shuffle to be an enjoyable experience for everyone, so please place yourselves appropriately at the starting line based on whether you will be walking, shuffling, or running the course. Runners, please place yourselves closer to the front. If you are planning to walk or shuffle the course, please place yourself closer to the mid or back of the starting line.

AWARDS AND RACE RESULTS: Award Ceremony is to be determined. Results will be posted on the Duluth Y website, www.duluthymca.org/programs/events/sidewalk-shuffle, www.northlandrunner.com, and www.duluthtimingandevents.com.

AWARD CATEGORIES:  1st Place Youth (6-12) Male & Female, 1st Place Teen (13-17) Male & Female, 1-3rd place Adult (18+) Male & Female, 1st place Teams Male & Female, Co-Ed Team. Team results will be based on the 4 fastest finishers of each team. Co-ed teams must have at least 2 people of the opposite gender on the team. Maximum of 5 Shufflers per team. 

PARKING: Please allow yourself time to park and to get to the start before the race start. The Y strongly suggests that you park at one of the nearby ramps and that you walk to the start line. Shufflers will receive free parking validation with proof of running bib for the Holiday Inn Ramp or 4th Avenue Auto Park, validation will be available at welcome table. 


Here at the Y, we want to do our very best to ensure the safety of our program participants. There are some situations where the decision may be made to cancel or alter the Sidewalk Shuffle 5K, as these may create an unsafe environment for those who are involved in the event.  

If the weather poses a danger to runners, the Y upholds the right to cancel the Sidewalk Shuffle. If the forecast is calling for severe thunderstorms with the threat of lightning, the event may result in cancellation. 

Since the weather is an uncontrolled variable, there will not be any refund or credits given in the event the race is canceled. This is due to the expenses that go into the planning and implementation of the event.  

The Directors of the YMCA associated with the race will make the decision regarding the cancellation or alteration of the race. If weather conditions do not give a reason to cancel the event but could have an effect on the runners (such as heat or light rain), runners will be advised on how to handle these conditions prior to the race.  

In the event that a cancellation or alteration will take place, The YMCA will notify participants through the email provided on the registration form, the Duluth Area Family YMCA website, and social media as soon as the decision has been made.