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Grandmas Marathon

Saturday June 17th, 2023
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: 2022-06-18, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:09:34 Dominic Ondoro 34 Grand Prairie, TX
2nd Male 2:10:07 Sammy Rotich 35 Coon Rapids MN
3rd Male 2:10:17 James Ngandu 32 Van Wert, OH
4th Male 2:10:22 Elisha Barno 36 Lansing MI
Female 2:25:01 Dakotah Lindwurm 27 Eagan, MN
2nd Female 2:25:43 Sarah Sellers 30 Ogden, UT
3rd Female 2:26:56 Susanna Sullivan 32 Reston VA
4th Female 2:27:15 Esther Wanjiru 34 Lansing, MI
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:16:51 Fernando Cabada 40 Lansing, MI
M 50-59 2:49:23 Flavio De Simone 51 Boulder, CO
M 60-69 2:58:47 Brent Smith 66 Caledonia, IL
M 70+ 3:29:25 Paul Sivanich 70 Mequon, WI
F 40-49 2:34:17 Meriah Earle 44 Escondido, CA
F 50-59 3:06:09 Jennifer Enge 50 Mercer Island, WA
F 60-69 3:25:51 Gwen Jacobson 64 Golden Valley, MN
F 70+ 4:35:43 Elaine Devries 71 Indianapolis, IN
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.

Tie up your laces for the 42nd year of memories, miles and human

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