Schedule of Events & Maps

We want all of our participants, volunteers, and spectators to have an enjoyable experience in Duluth and at Grandma’s Marathon.

To help with that, we print an annual edition of the Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Activity Guide. This is your official guide to race weekend and can answer many of the questions you may have about where to go, eat, drink, shop, sightsee, or do just about anything else while you’re in Duluth and the surrounding communities.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Essentia Health Fitness Expo
DECC – Arena & Pioneer Hall
4:00pm-8:00pm
FREE, Open to the Public
Parking – $5/day at DECC

Race Packet Pickup
DECC – Arena & Paulucci Hall
4:00pm-8:00pm

Friday, June 18, 2021

Essentia Health and Fitness Expo
DECC – Arena & Pioneer Hall
10:00am-9:00pm
FREE, Open to the Public
Parking – $5/day at DECC

Race Packet Pickup
DECC – Arena & Paulucci Hall
10:00am-11:00pm

Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
DECC – Lake Superior Ballroom
Open to the Public
11:00am-9:00pm

Whipper Snapper Races
for Kids
Bayfront Festival Park
11:00am-2:00pm
FREE, Ages 14 and Under

27th Annual William A. Irvin 5K
Start & Finish Line – Bayfront Festival Park
6:00pm

Saturday, June 19, 2021

31st Annual Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon
Start Line – Scenic Hwy. 61
Finish Line – Canal Park
6:00am

45th Annual Grandma’s Marathon
Start Line – Two Harbors, MN
Finish Line – Canal Park
7:45am