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. (Parking in the DECC ramp - $5.00 all day) 5:20 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.

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/train. Runners can catch Grandma's Marathon starting line transportation at the following times/locations:

LOCATION

TIME

DECC (Railroad St.) – Train

5:20 a.m. - 5:45 a.m.

DECC (Railroad St.) – Bus

5:45 a.m. - 6:15 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.

Best Western Plus - Spirit Mt.

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 (in the parking lot between Curran-McNeill & Crownhart Hall)

5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.

Super One Foods - Two Harbors

6:00 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.

AmericInn - Two Harbos, 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


 

RETURN BUS SERVICE

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, Best Western Plus - Spirit Mt., 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