Grandma's Marathon | Starting Line Transportation

Attention all marathon and half marathon race participants: Riding the shuttle buses to the starting lines of the marathon and the half marathon is the only way to guarantee that you will arrive at the starting lines in time for the official start. Aside from official buses, no other vehicles are allowed near the starting lines and there is no access to the start for drop-offs.

To the Marathon Starting Line:

Transportation to the marathon starting line is for marathon runners only. You must have your official Grandma's Marathon race number visible to board the bus. Runners can catch Grandma's Marathon starting line transportation at the following times/locations:

Train and buses depart the DECC's Railroad Street Entrance (Parking in the DECC ramp - $5.00 all day) 5:20 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Duluth 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Radisson Hotel 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Fitger’s Inn 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
The Edge Resort & Waterpark 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Comfort Inn-West (I-35 at 40th Avenue West.) 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Duluth Spirit Mountain Inn - America's Best Value Inn
5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
AmericInn-Proctor 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Country Inn & Suites - Proctor 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Miller Hill Mall - Duluth, MN
(Behind Perkins near Sears)
5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
University of Minnesota-Duluth (Kirby Circle) 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
College of St. Scholastica (Somers Hall) 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Best Western Bridgeview-Superior, WI 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Holiday Inn Express-Superior, WI 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Barker’s Island Inn-Superior, WI 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
University of Wisconsin-Superior 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
(Curran-McNeill & Ostrander Hall) 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Super One Foods-Two Harbors 6:00 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.
AmericInn - Two Harbors, MN 6:00 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.
Country Inn - Two Harbors, MN 6:00 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.

***Buses will be marked Marathon

Click Here for Half Marathon Starting Line Bus Information



Grandma’s Marathon will provide free return bus service from the DECC to the all locations listed above. Runners can board these return buses at the DECC main entrance from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PLEASE - no bikes or large strollers!

Buses marked "UMD/CSS" return to: UMD, College of St. Scholastica

Buses marked "SUPERIOR" return to: UWS, Best Western Bridgeview, Superior Inn, Superior Bayfront Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Barker's Island Inn

Buses marked "WEST DULUTH/PROCTOR/SPIRIT MOUNTAIN" return to: Motel 6, Comfort Inn-West, Super 8, AmericInn, Country Inn & Suites, Duluth Spirit Mountain Inn - America's Best Value Inn

Buses marked "MILLER HILL MALL" return to: Miller Hill Mall

Buses marked "EDGEWATER/FITGER'S" return to: Edgewater Resort, Fitger's Inn, Voyageur Lakewalk Inn, Sheraton Hotel Duluth

Buses marked "TWO HARBORS" (Two Harbors buses return on the hour) return to: Super One Foods, Superior Shores Resort, Country Inn, Larsmont Cottages, AmericInn