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 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Starting Line:
Bus transportation to the half marathon starting line is for half marathon runners only. You must have your official Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon race number visible to board the buses. Please make it to the buses with plenty of time. If you are later than 5:15 you will miss your ride to the start line. Runners can catch the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon starting line buses at the following times/locations:
|Duluth Entertainment Convention Center -||4:45 a.m. - 5:15 a.m.|
|Fitger's Inn||4:45 a.m. - 5:15 a.m.|
|Miller Hill Mall - Duluth, MN
(Behind Perkins near Sears)
|4:45 a.m. - 5:15 a.m.|
|The Edge Resort & Waterpark||4:45 a.m. - 5:15 a.m.|
|University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) - Kirby Circle||4:45 a.m. - 5:15 a.m.|
|Super One Foods - Two Harbors||4:45 a.m. - 5:15 a.m.|
|AmericInn - Two Harbors||4:45 a.m. - 5:15 a.m.|
|Country Inn - Two Harbors||4:45 a.m. - 5:15 a.m.|
***Buses will be marked Half Marathon.
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, 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