Minnesota Mile

5,280 feet to beat.

The Minnesota Mile features five separate divisions—Grandma’s Minnesota Mile (Elite), Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite), All City Mile (Recreational), Wheelchair Race and the Verizon Kids Mile. The Minnesota Mile races are run on a point-to-point course starting near Fitger’s, running through the heart of Downtown Duluth on Superior Street and finishing near the Holiday Center.

The Grandma’s Minnesota Mile is part of the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour.


The Grandma’s Minnesota Mile is the home of the two fastest miles run in Minnesota:

3:52.7 Ben Blankenship
4:21.3 Gabriele (Anderson) Grunewald

2017 Registration: to be announced

Elite Athletes  Adaptive Athletes


250 guaranteed entries to Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

By finishing the All City or Duluth Mile during the 2016 Minnesota Mile event, you will qualify for a chance to win a guaranteed entry into the 2017 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Two-hundred fifty finishers will be randomly selected to receive a guaranteed spot into the 2017 race—without having to go through the lottery.

Selected runners will be notified after the race. Those who receive the guaranteed entry will be required to pay the entry fee to participate in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. The guaranteed entry is not transferable and may be used only by the person who participated in the Minnesota Mile Events.


Minnesota Mile

Date:  September 2017

Start Time: Races begin at 9:00 a.m. (see schedule below)

Location: Downtown Duluth, Minnesota

Entry Fee (non-refundable): $20 pre-registration, $30 late registration, $10 Verizon Kids Mile


Packet pickup

Race Packet Pickup & Late Registration

Location: Main lobby of Fitger’s | 600 East Superior Street | Duluth, MN

Date/Time:

Saturday, September 10: Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 11: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.


Race schedule

*In order to register for the correct race, please make note of the time/age qualification listed in conjunction with each division.

8:50 a.m. Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Wheelchair Race – open to those 8 years & older

9:00 a.m. Verizon Wireless Kids Mile – open to those 8 to 14 years old

9:20 a.m. Women’s All City Mile – projected time of 6:46 or longer

9:40 a.m. Men’s All City Mile – projected time 5:46 or longer

10:00 a.m. Women’s Duluth Mile – projected time of 5:31 to 6:45

10:10 a.m. Men’s Duluth Mile – projected time of 4:31 to 5:45

10:20 a.m. Women’s Grandma’s Minnesota Mile (Elite Race by invitation only) for ages 39 & younger: 5:30 or faster; for ages 40 & older: 5:50 or faster

10:30 a.m. Men’s Grandma’s Minnesota Mile (Elite Race by invitation only; see below for details) – for ages 39 & younger: 4:30 or faster; for ages 40 & older: 4:50 or faster