Grandma’s Marathon

Canal Park
Duluth, MN 55802

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Run Superior. Run the North Shore. 

Since our initial race in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown bigger than just a 26.2 mile race along the scenic North Shore of Minnesota.

It’s a moment where runners of all calibers come together to celebrate the vigor of the human spirit. Where the word “impossible” ceases to exist; a day where 9,000 people are your best running buddy.

Tie up your laces for the 43rd year of memories, miles and human might.


2019 Grandma’s Marathon

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Start Time: 7:45 a.m.; wheeler start at 7:40 a.m.
Location: Two Harbors to Duluth, Minnesota
Race Capacity: 9,000 registrants
Swag: All finishers will receive a tech finisher shirt and a medal.


Grandma’s Marathon starting line

The race starts at 7:45 a.m. just outside of Two Harbors, Minnesota. The wheelchair participants will start at 7:40 a.m. Runners will not be allowed to start early. There will be no facilities at the start for dressing.

All other runners should line up according to their projected finishing times. Walkers and slower runners must start in the back rows.

Course Time Limit: 7 hours (16 minute pace)

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