Spectator Information

Runner Tracking System

For those interested in tracking a participant’s real-time progress on race day, check out the tracker on our Grandma’s Marathon application!

The live runner tracker for Grandma’s Marathon is provided by ASICS. Available on Apple and Android.

NOTE: The runner tracking will go live on the morning of race day.

Because of limited communication coverage in some remote areas of the course, there might be a significant delay or no tracking data available during portions of the race. Please be patient as information is updated and coverage improves at different points on the course. 


How to Watch & Listen

WDIO-TV provides a free, live video stream of Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

Web Link: wdio.com
Broadcast Start: TBD
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Start: TBD
Grandma’s Marathon Start: 7:45am

Townsquare Radio provides a free, live radio broadcast of Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

Local Radio Stations: 106.5 FM & 560 AM
Web Link: northlandfan.com
Broadcast Start: TBD
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Start: TBD
Grandma’s Marathon Start: 7:45am


Weekend Activity Guide

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.


Helpful Tips & Tricks

  • No vehicles are allowed on Old Scenic Highway 61 (the racecourse) at anytime during the running of Grandma’s Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.
  • The expressway, which runs parallel to Old Scenic Highway 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors, will be open. Traffic on the expressway is very congested on race day, so please allow for extra travel time.
  • If you plan to watch part of the race from a spot on Old Scenic Highway 61, please keep in mind that travel to the finish line will be very difficult due to traffic delays.
  • Parking on the expressway is absolutely prohibited. Limited parking will be available on the access roads connecting the expressway to the racecourse.
  • London Road, Superior Street, and Canal Park are the most convenient places to watch the race. Parking in these areas is limited, so please plan to arrive early or allow extra time for walking to your viewing spot.

For more information on how to follow the race(s), please contact us via email at grandmas@grandmasmarathon.com or call our office at (218) 727-0947.