• YAF Races
    • YAF Youth Races
          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            A central pillar of the Young Athletes Foundation is providing free and accessible programming for our area’s kids throughout the year. These programs are focused on our mission of building and providing pathways to the community’s children in their pursuit of active and healthy lifestyles.

          • Wednesday Night at the Races
          • Saturday Morning at the Races
          • Whipper Snapper Races
    • YAF Programs
          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            Since its inception in 1990, the Young Athletes Foundation has worked to support the organizations and individuals of its five-county region through a series of kids’ events, grants, scholarships, and other programs that are focused on promoting and providing pathways for kids to live healthy and active lifestyles.

          • Grant Program
          • Running Shoe Program
          • Scholarship Program
          • Fit-n-Fun Run
          • Winter Challenge
    • YAF Volunteer
          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            Our tremendous community of volunteers plays a significant role in helping the Young Athletes Foundation to create memorable and successful events for our runners. More than 1,000 volunteers are needed throughout the year to support our fundraising race events for the YAF.

    • YAF Sponsors
          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            The Young Athletes Foundation was created to serve the community, and for more than three decades we have done that with the help of our local and regional business partners. With events throughout the year, our sponsors assist greatly in our mission of  providing pathways of opportunity to youth in athletic programs and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

    • What to See & Do
          • Authentic Duluth

            Don’t miss out on the authentic Duluth experience! Grandma’s Marathon falls during one of the most beautiful times of the year in northern Minnesota, and there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures or fun activities for you to enjoy with your family and friends on race weekend!

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    • Where to Stay
          • Authentic Duluth

            There’s nothing more important before the race or more welcome after the race than the perfect place to rest, relax, and recharge. With the help of our many lodging and hospitality partners in the area, Grandma’s Marathon is committed to making sure each of our 20,000+ runners, not to mention our volunteers and spectators, have a place to stay on race weekend!

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    • Where to Eat & Drink
          • Authentic Duluth

            Every year since 1977, our community has thrown open its doors to runners and spectators in town for Grandma’s Marathon. As the race has grown, the service industry has always been there with a smile to welcome tens of thousands of runners along with their families and friends as they descend on Duluth for race weekend.

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    • How to Get Around
          • Authentic Duluth

            There is so much to see and do in Duluth and along the North Shore of Minnesota! Getting there couldn’t be easier with our transportation partners. Whether you need to know where to find parking nearby on race day or you are looking for a way to get around town, we are here to help.

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    • Sponsors
          • It Takes a Village

            At Grandma’s Marathon, we specialize in bringing people together for an unparalleled running experience. Over four decades of careful attention to detail has earned us the reputation as one of the most highly organized races in the country. More than 20,000 participants travel from more than 50 countries and all 50 states to join us each June on the scenic shores of Lake Superior, and your message can be waiting for all of them when they get here.

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    • Volunteer
          • It Takes a Village

            We agree with our runners — we have the most compassionate and energizing community of volunteers. Every year, we host close to 20,000 participants and we couldn’t take care of them without your help. Grandma’s Marathon is a world-class event with small-town charm because of our volunteers!

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    • Donation Campaign
          • It Takes a Village

            We couldn’t do it without you, and we wouldn’t want to! The passion our community has for Grandma’s Marathon is what gives our race its small town charm, and the contributions you’ve made over the years are what allow us to keep improving the world class experience for our participants, volunteers, and spectators.

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    • The Marathon
    • Annual Races
    • Young Athletes Foundation
    • When You Visit
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Grandma’s Marathon Results

Dominic Ondoro 2:09:34

2022 Grandma’s Marathon
Men’s Champion

Dakotah Lindwurm 2:25:01

2022 Grandma’s Marathon
Women’s Champion

Aaron Pike
1:20:02

2022 Grandma’s Marathon
Men’s Wheelchair Champion

Susannah Scaroni
1:27:31

2022 Grandma’s Marathon
Women’s Wheelchair Champion

2022 TOP 10 MEN’S FINISHERS

  1. Dominic Ondoro – 2:09:34
  2. Sammy Rotich – 2:10:07
  3. James Ngandu – 2:10:17
  4. Elisha Barno – 2:10:22
  5. CJ Albertson – 2:10:52
  6. Bernard Rotich – 2:12:47
  7. Johnny Crain – 2:12:55
  8. Parker Stinson – 2:12:58
  9. Turner Wiley – 2:13:40
  10. Kevin Lewis – 2:13:48

2022 TOP 10 WOMEN’S FINISHERS

  1. Dakotah Lindwurm – 2:25:01
  2. Sarah Sellers – 2:25:43
  3. Susanna Sullivan – 2:26:56
  4. Esther Wanjiru – 2:27:15
  5. Branna MacDougall – 2:28:36
  6. Molly Culver – 2:31:15
  7. Molly Bookmyer – 2:32:53
  8. Jane Bareikis – 2:33:26
  9. Meriah Earle – 2:34:17
  10. Gabriella Rooker – 2:34:57

2022 TOP 10 MEN’S WHEELERS

  1. Aaron Pike – 1:20:02
  2. Johnboy Smith – 1:20:05
  3. Rafael Botello Jimenez – 1:24:03
  4. Hermin Garic – 1:24:18
  5. Martin Velasco Soria – 1:25:12
  6. Evan Correll – 1:27:19
  7. Takemura Koki – 1:28:41
  8. Fidel Aguilar Zepeda – 1:28:42
  9. Luis Sanclemente – 1:29:00
  10. Jason Robinson – 1:29:01

2022 TOP 10 WOMEN’S WHEELERS

  1. Susannah Scaroni – 1:27:31
  2. Jenna Fesemyer – 1:33:50
  3. Noemi Alphonse – 1:35:14
  4. Michelle Wheeler – 1:46:39
  5. Emelia Perry – 1:49:55
  6. Ivonne Reyes – 1:53:44
  7. Eva Houston – 1:59:49
  8. Heather Sealover – 2:15:36
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Grandma’s Marathon partners with Mtec Results for its race weekend timing and historical record-keeping.

Founded in 1998, Mtec Results offers innovative timing and scoring solutions for more than 100 national and international competitive athletic events each year.

Marathon Foto is the official photography partner of Grandma’s Marathon and can provide each of our participants with priceless keepsakes following their race in Duluth.

Whether it’s a smile at the finish line or exhaustion at Mile 25, Marathon Foto is there to capture the important moments of your journey and to help you remember your race day experience.

Men's Event Record Holder

Dominic Ondoro set the Grandma’s Marathon men’s event record in 2014 with a time of 2:09:06, breaking the longtime mark of Dick Beardsley that had stood since 1981.

It was just the second-ever US marathon for the Kenya native, who finished almost three full minutes ahead of the runner-up.

Beardsley, who is now part of the radio broadcast team for the race, was among the first at the finish line to greet and congratulate Ondoro. The Kenyan returned to Duluth in 2022 and nearly beat his own record, running to a second career Grandma’s Marathon win in a time of 2:09:34. 

Ondoro now owns the top two men’s times in Grandma’s Marathon history and also has the event record at the Twin Cities Marathon, where he is a four-time champion.

Superior Street Course Best – Dominic Ondoro (2014), 2:09:06
Michigan Street Course Best – Elisha Barno (2018), 2:10:06

MEN’S AGE DIVISION RECORDS
Open – Dominic Ondoro (2014), 2:09:06
12-18 – David House (1978), 2:32:25
19-34 – Dominic Ondoro (2014), 2:09:06
35-39 – Sammy Rotich (2022), 2:10:07
40-44 – Christopher Kipyego (2014), 2:11:59
45-49 – Christopher Kipyego (2019), 2:17:03
50-54 – Fritz Mueller (1986), 2:30:27
55-59 – Alex Ratelle (1981), 2:30:40
60-64 – Tim Freeman (2014), 2:45:59
65-69 – Brent Smith (2022), 2:58:47
70+ – John Keston (1995), 3:07:30

Local – Todd Sperling (1981), 2:21:24
Minnesotan – Dick Beardsley (1981), 2:09:37

Women's Event Record Holder

Kellyn Taylor set the Grandma’s Marathon women’s event record in 2018 with a time of 2:24:28, breaking the previous mark by more than two minutes.

It was, at the time, a personal-best by more than four minutes for Taylor and the seventh-fastest marathon in history for an American woman.

A native of Sussex, Wis., Taylor narrowly missed making the 2016 US Olympic Team by finishing fourth in the 10,000m. She also more recently placed eighth at the 2020 Olympic Trials in the marathon.

Taylor is a mom to her daughter Kylyn, and she also became certified in 2016 to become a firefighter when she’s finished with her running career.

Superior Street Course Best – Sarah Kiptoo (2013), 2:26:32
Michigan Street Course Best – Kellyn Taylor (2018), 2:24:28

WOMEN’S AGE DIVISION RECORDS
Open
 – Kellyn Taylor (2018), 2:24:28
12-18 – Karlene Erickson (1982), 2:45:37
19-34 – Kellyn Taylor (2018), 2:24:28
35-39 – Halina Karnatsevich (2005), 2:28:43
40-44 – Fira Sultanova (2003), 2:27:05
45-49 – Ramilia Burangulova (2007), 2:38:55
50-54 – Gloria Jansen (1998), 3:03:57
55-59 – Susan Loken (2019), 2:52:09
60-64 – Amy Yanni (2014), 3:23:25
65-69 – Myra Rhodes (1999), 3:44:14
70+ – Toshiko d’Elia (2001), 4:04:03

Local – Katie Koski (2002), 2:42:33
Minnesotan – Dakotah Lindwurm (2022), 2:25:01
Grandmother – Susan Loken (2019), 2:52:09

Non-Binary Event Record Holder

Jake Fedorowski became the first-ever non-binary age division champion at the 2022 Grandma’s Marathon, running a time of 3:25:41.

2022 was the first year Grandma’s Marathon offered a specific non-binary category, an important step in ensuring all our participants feel safe as well as welcomed and included on race weekend.

Fedorowski actually played a significant role in helping Grandma’s Marathon launch its official non-binary category, working and communicating with our staff regularly ahead of the 2022 event.

Superior Street Course Best – Jake Fedorowski (2022), 3:25:41
Michigan Street Course Best – N/A

NON-BINARY AGE DIVISION RECORDS
Open
– Jake Fedorowski (2022), 3:25:41
12-18 – N/A
19-34 – Jake Fedorowski (2022), 3:25:41
35-39 – N/A
40-44 – N/A
45-49 – Toby Beauchamp (2022), 4:22:29
50-54 – N/A
55-59 – N/A
60-64 – N/A
65-69 – N/A
70+ – N/A

Local – N/A
Minnesotan – N/A

Men's Wheelchair Event Record Holder

Aaron Pike returned to Duluth in 2022 and not only won his fourth Grandma’s Marathon men’s wheelchair title, he did so by beating his own standing event record.

Having pushed to a time of 1:20:59 en route to the 2019 title, Pike this time finished nearly a minute better with a time of 1:20:02 to beat out the previous year’s champion Johnboy Smith by only three seconds.

Pike now not only owns the overall event record but also both course bests, having turned in the fastest time on both the traditional Superior Street course and the modified Michigan Street course (used from 2018-2021).

Pike’s four wins rank him third among all-time men’s wheelchair racers, trailing only the eight titles won by Paul van Winkel and the seven won by Saul Mendoza.

Superior Street Course Best – Aaron Pike (2022), 1:20:02
Michigan Street Course Best – Aaron Pike (2019), 1:20:59

ALL-TIME GRANDMA’S MARATHON
MEN’S WHEELCHAIR TOP 10 FINISHERS
1. Aaron Pike (2022), 1:20:02
2. Johnboy Smith (2022), 1:20:05
3. Aaron Pike (2019), 1:20:59
4. Patrick Monahan (2019), 1:22:23
5t. Josh George (2012), 1:22:55
5t. Aaron Pike (2012), 1:22:55
7. Rafael Botello Jimenez (2012), 1:23:00
8. Michael Filteau (2012), 1:23:02
9. Rafael Botello Jimenez (2022), 1:24:03
10. Krige Schabort (2013), 1:24:12

Women's Wheelchair Event Record Holder

After beating the existing event record by more than six minutes in 2019, Susannah Scaroni returned to Duluth in 2022 to again set a new all-time best in stunning fashion.

Scaroni’s time of 1:27:31 was more than three minutes faster than her mark three years prior, again leaving no doubt about who is the top women’s wheeler in Grandma’s Marathon history.

Scaroni’s time was also a new world best time, beating Manuela Schar’s time of 1:28:17 in the 2017 Boston Marathon, but it won’t be certified as an official world record because Grandma’s Marathon has a point-to-point racecourse with an elevation drop above the allowed standard.

The win is Scaroni’s fourth all-time at Grandma’s Marathon, pulling her closer to Tami Oothoudt (10), Amanda McGrory (8), and Candace Cable (7) in terms of all-time wins in Duluth.

Superior Street Course Best – Susannah Scaroni (2022), 1:27:31
Michigan Street Course Best – Susannah Scaroni (2019), 1:30:42

ALL-TIME GRANDMA’S MARATHON
WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR TOP 10 FINISHERS
1. Susannah Scaroni – 1:27:31
2. Susannah Scaroni – 1:30:42
3. Tatyana McFadden – 1:31:30
4. Jenna Fesemyer – 1:33:50
5. Noemi Alphonse – 1:35:14
6. Katrina Gerhard – 1:36:26
7. Amanda McGrory – 1:36:39
8. Jenna Fesemyer – 1:37:02
9. Susannah Scaroni – 1:37:32
10. Amanda McGrory – 1:38:58

Fitger's 5K History

The Fitger’s 5K began in 1990 and over more than three decades has now become Duluth’s premier spring running event.

The 3.1-mile race traditionally starts and finishes in front of the historic Fitger’s building. The scenic race course takes participants through downtown Duluth and Canal Park.

Below are the all-time Fitger’s 5K race records and winners from each year. NOTE: Some early records are incomplete and our staff is working to retrieve those dating back to 1990.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

Free parking for the event is available in the parking ramp located next to Fitger’s.

Fitger’s Complex
600 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

2022 Fitger's 5K Race Packet Pickup Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Swag Items

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.