2024 Charity Partner – Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities – Upper Midwest

With five locations in Minnesota, including RMH Northland in downtown Duluth, we serve families from across the state and region and from around the world.  Every day, we provide free meals, lodging, essential supplies, and supportive programming to hundreds of families dealing with a child’s health crisis.  We never charge for our services, thanks to the support of compassionate individuals, generous organizations, and hard-working volunteers.  By running for the House that Love Built, you’ll help families stay together, close to the care and resources their child needs.

Contact: Kelly Hegi
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (612) 331-5752

Ronald McDonald House runners commit to fundraising a minimum amount prior to race weekend, as outlined below:

  • Grandma’s Marathon — $750
  • Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon — $750
  • William A. Irvin 5K — $250

The fundraising goal must be reached before the runner may register for the race. If the minimum fundraising amount is not met, the remaining balance will be charged to the runner.


In addition to a 2024 entry to the Grandma’s Marathon weekend race of their choice, all Ronald McDonald House charity runners will also receive a Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest t-shirt.