Finish Line

The finish line area will be modified for the 2021 Grandma’s Marathon weekend to comply with current and existing Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines.

Participants are encouraged to carry their mask or face covering with them during the race. A limited number of masks will be available at the finish line for participants who have lost theirs during the race.

Finisher medals, space blankets, and runner recovery food and beverages will be distributed in a reduced touchpoint format.

Toilets will be available, but there will be no post-race massage therapy or changing tents at the finish line area.

There will be a stretching and massage area located at Bayfront Festival Park sponsored by Nature’s Gem CBD Health and Wellness. Their team will be there to provide stretches, massage tips, and products for post-race recovery.

NOTE: Finisher shirts will be distributed to participants prior to the race at packet pickup. This will be a one-year-only change to reduce the number of touchpoints in the finish area.

IMPORTANT: Participants who would like to use the gear bag service must drop their bag at the finish line area in advance of boarding a bus or train to the start line. No gear bags or backpacks will be allowed to be brought to the start line, and Grandma’s Marathon will not transport any bag from the start to finish area this year.

Don’t miss the fun of our post-race celebration this year at Bayfront Festival Park! For more information on where finishers can redeem their free beverage ticket and on the live music lineup, please click here.


Information Center

The Grandma’s Marathon Information Center will be located next to the Medical Tent in the runner recovery area at the finish line. All recovered lost and found articles will be brought here to be claimed.


Meeting Area

If you get separated from your group on race day, we will have a designated meeting area set up at Bayfront Festival Park (near the Great Lakes Aquarium).

There will be signs with the following labels to help you locate the other members of your group: AB, CD, EF, GH, IJ, KL, MN, OP, QRS, TUV, and WXYZ.

If you are participating in the race and planning to meet someone at the finish area, please make arrangements ahead of time about where to meet with your family or friends. NOTE: The announcers will not be available to page people or make personal announcements.


Showers & Changing Tents

There will be no post-race showers or changing tents available in the finish line area for the 2021 race weekend. Toilets will be available.