Winter 5K on dirt or snowpacked trails in Chester Bowl Park.
A sprint into spring! This 3.1 mile race starts near the Fitger’s building and takes participants through the streets of the city’s newly renovated downtown, close to the shores of Lake Superior, before finishing back in front of the iconic hotel and restaurant. A perfect challenge for new runners or a good training race for […]
Are you looking for the ultimate running experience on Grandma’s Marathon weekend?! Take the Great Grandma’s Challenge! Take your experience to a whole new level by participating in not just one, but two of our weekend races. All Challenge participants start with the William A. Irvin 5K on Friday evening, and they follow that up […]
The William A. Irvin 5K started in 1994 and has now become the popular kickoff event to an exciting lineup of races and festivities on Grandma’s Marathon weekend. A perfect race for people of all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile course was named after the William A. Irvin ore boat located next to the Duluth […]
Garry Bjorklund won the inaugural Grandma’s Marathon in 1977 and was again the champion in 1980. While that may be his local claim to fame, the Duluth area native also represented the United States in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, placing 13th in the 10,000-meters. In 1991, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon was created to […]
Started by a local group of runners in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown from just 150 participants its first year to now one of the largest and best-known marathons in the United States. Widely regarded as a world class event with small town charm, our race now welcomes more than 20,000 participants each June and […]
Holding the crown as northern Minnesota’s oldest road race, the Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk starts and finishes near the Park Point Pavilion in Duluth, MN. A picturesque course sandwiched between the open water of Lake Superior and the Duluth Harbor, this event offers a perfect mid-summer option for runners and walkers alike. The […]
5,280 feet of beauty --- brisk autumn temperatures and breathtaking views combine to make the Minnesota Mile a perfect way to usher in the new season in northeastern Minnesota. The 1-mile course will take you along the scenic Skyline Parkway in Duluth, MN, where you can enjoy spectacular views of Lake Superior, the St. Louis […]