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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: 2023-06-17, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:09:14 Elisha Barno 37
2nd Male 2:09:59 Dominic Ondoro 35
3rd Male 2:10:20 Panuel Mkungo 29
4th Male 2:10:45 Nathan Martin 33
Female 2:25:55 Lauren Hagans 36
2nd Female 2:26:56 Dakotah Lindwurm 28
3rd Female 2:27:38 Gabriella Rooker 35
4th Female 2:29:24 Jessica McClain 31
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:17:30 Alexander Taylor 43
M 50-59 2:46:59 Matthew Waite 55
M 60-69 2:57:17 Alan Evans 60
M 70+ 3:44:59 Paul Sivanich 71
F 40-49 2:35:20 Dorothy McMahan 46
F 50-59 3:03:43 Sara Johnson 51
F 60-69 3:12:13 Wanda Gau 61
F 70+ 4:58:25 Cindy Bromley 70
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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