Expo & Packet Pickup

Essentia Health Fitness Expo

The Essentia Health Fitness Expo is one of the largest in the nation!

This annual pre-race event allows participants, their family and friends, and the community a chance to view over 100 booths showcasing the latest products and services available in the athletic industry.

IMPORTANT: Due to the public health concerns associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, plans for the 2021 Essentia Health Fitness Expo are tentative and subject to change.


Admission: FREE

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, June, 18, 2021 | 10:00am to 9:00pm

Location: Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC) Arena & Paulucci Hall
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN, 55802

IMPORTANT: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely the Essentia Health Fitness Expo will look and flow differently than in recent years.

We will make updates to this page and the Expo map as that information becomes available.

For more information on becoming an exhibitor at the Essentia Health Fitness Expo, please click below.

If you have any other questions, please contact our Expo Director Laura Bergen via email at laura@grandmasmarathon.com or call our office at (218) 727-0947.


Packet Pickup

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, June, 18, 2021 | 10:00am to 11:00pm

⭐️ Beat the rush by picking up your packet on Thursday! Or Friday before 3pm and after 7pm!

Location: Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC) Arena & Paulucci Hall
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN, 55802

NOTE: If you are participating in the William A. Irvin 5K, you must pick up your packet by 5:00pm on Friday afternoon.


NOTE: There is absolutely no race packet pickup on race morning. All runners must show a photo ID to pick up their race packet.

Daily parking in the DECC lot costs $5.00. Expect traffic delays between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday, June 18 during the running of the William A. Irvin 5K.


If you are not able to pick your packet up in person, you have the following options:

  • You may have someone else pick up your packet. To do this, complete the authorization (found at the bottom of your official bib number email coming in June), and have someone else bring the printed, authorized confirmation to race packet pickup.
  • For a $25.00 fee (within the United States), you can have your packet mailed to you a week prior to the race.
    • If you did not select this option when registering, please call us at (218) 727-0947 with a credit card number or mail a check to us at the following address. Please include the address to which you would like your race packet sent.

Grandma’s Marathon
PO Box 16234
Duluth, MN 55816

NOTE: The last day to request to have your packet mailed to you is May 20, 2021.