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Grandmas Marathon

Saturday June 22nd, 2024
Duluth, Minnesota
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 5K · 1 Mile · 5 Miler · Kids Race
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Grandma's Marathon began in 1977 when a group of local runners planned a scenic road race from Two Harbors to Duluth, Minnesota. There were just 150 participants that year, but organizers knew they had discovered something special.

The marathon received its name from the Duluth-based group of famous Grandma's restaurants, its first major sponsor. The level of sponsorship with the restaurants has changed, but the race has retained its name. Grandma's Marathon is now a self-governed nonprofit organization with a 17-member board of directors. Grandma's Marathon weekend draws more than 17,000 participants for its three-race event each June.



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Dick Beardsley
The people of Duluth come out in force to cheer all the runners on! It is the best organized race I've ever been to and I've been going there for 30+ years. They have a wonderful expo and a great line up of speakers for runners to get motivated. The race is run along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior. It can be a fast course with very gently rolling hills. The weather is usually ideal.
Grandmas Marathon, Race Date: 2024-06-22, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:10:54 Elisha Barno 38 Grand Prairie, TX
2nd Male 2:11:25 Jerrell Mock 29 Fort Collins, CO
3rd Male 2:12:20 Cosmas Kiplimo 31 Coon Rapids, MN
4th Male 2:12:45 Amanuel Mesel 33 Flagstaff, AZ
Female 2:23:52 Volha Mazuronak 35 Irvine, CA
2nd Female 2:30:02 Grace Kahura-Malang 31 Longmont, CO
3rd Female 2:30:16 Molly Bookmyer 33 Columbus, OH
4th Female 2:31:17 Jane Bareikis 29 Crestwood, IL
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:28:18 Erik Teig 40 Boise, MN
M 50-59 2:47:40 Tim Adams 52 Mt Pleasant, SC
M 60-69 2:51:58 Alan Evans 61 Beaver Dams, NY
M 70+ 3:38:51 Steven Sjolund 73 Mpls, MN
F 40-49 2:35:45 Rena Elmer 41 Flower Mound, TX
F 50-59 3:08:59 Sara Johnson 52 Waconia, MN
F 60-69 3:34:44 Mitra Stoner 62 Dolores, CO
F 70+ 4:07:09 Billie Kay Melanson 70 York, PA
Grandmas Marathon

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.


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