NELSON JOINS GRANDMA’S MARATHON AS PROGRAM DIRECTOR Will Focus on Sustainability Initiative, Volunteer Coordination, and Kids Programming

(DULUTH, MINN.) — Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Alivia Nelson as its new Program Director, effective immediately. Among her primary responsibilities will be overseeing Grandma’s Marathon’s sustainability initiative, volunteer coordination, and kids programming throughout the year. She will provide marketing and administrative support and assist with the planning and production […]


GRANDMA’S MARATHON SIGNS ASICS AS OFFICIAL SHOE SPONSOR Also Renews Partnership with Race Roster as Official Registration Platform

(DULUTH, MINN.) — Grandma’s Marathon – Duluth, Inc. today is announcing a multi-year agreement to make ASICS the official running shoe sponsor of Grandma’s Marathon. The 45th annual race weekend will take place next summer, scheduled for June 17-19, 2021. As a presenting sponsor for the next three years, ASICS Corporation will have a prominent […]


SCHMIDT, ST. GEORGE JOIN GRANDMA’S MARATHON BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(DULUTH, MINN.) — Grandma’s Marathon – Duluth, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristi Schmidt and Louie St. George to the organization’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. “Our Grandma’s Marathon Board is comprised of a dedicated group of community leaders,” Executive Director Shane Bauer said, “and this addition only strengthens that connection we […]


SCHNEIDER JOINS GRANDMA’S MARATHON AS PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING DIRECTOR

(Duluth, Minn.) — Grandma’s Marathon is pleased to announce that Zach Schneider has accepted the position of Public Relations & Marketing Director. Schneider, 32, is a Duluth native who previously worked more than a decade in local sports television at KBJRTV and CBS 3 Duluth. During his tenure at the television station, including five years […]


Return to Racing with the Young Athletes Foundation

Over the past three months, Grandma’s Marathon has been fortunate to host three modified in-person YAF race events (Park Point 5-Miler, Minnesota Mile, and Fitger’s 5K) by utilizing a comprehensive COVID-19 Preparedness Plan + Safety Precautions, developed in partnership with local and state health officials and the City of Duluth. We asked a few of our participants […]


GRANDMA’S MARATHON TO OPEN 2021 REGISTRATION ON OCTOBER 1

For Immediate Release Contact: Shane Bauer Executive Director (218) 727-0947 shane@grandmasmarathon.com (Duluth, Minn.) – Grandma’s Marathon was one of the first event organizations in the country to formulate an approved COVID-19 Preparedness Plan to allow participants to run races in person, as safely as possible during the pandemic. The organization is now planning to couple […]


GRANDMA’S MARATHON HAS BEEN CANCELLED

GRANDMA’S MARATHON HAS BEEN CANCELLED Race Weekend was scheduled for June 19-20, 2020 (Duluth, Minn.): Grandma’s Marathon–Duluth, Inc. has cancelled their 2020 race weekend of events scheduled for June 19-20, 2020, due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic. The decision comes after careful deliberation by the Grandma’s Marathon staff and board of directors […]


COVID-19 Update/Cancellation

9/8/20: Today, we have announced our plans to move forward with opening registration for the 2021 Grandma’s Marathon Weekend along with our Cancellation Contingency Plan. For more information, please click on the buttons below: 2021 REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION PLAN 2021 REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION NEWS RELEASE 4/7/20: Hello again from Duluth, MN – Based on some […]


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Official Statement

3/24/20: At this time, Grandma’s Marathon is still on as scheduled for June 19-20, 2020. However, due to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it is important to understand that scheduling changes could still occur, including canceling the event. Registration for Grandma’s Marathon will remain open until June 1, unless a change occurs. Entry fees […]