Training

The Runkeeper Go training app is provided by ASICS. Available on Apple and Android.

ASICS Runkeeper Training

Grandma’s Marathon is excited to partner with presenting sponsor, ASICS, to support your training journey as you prepare for the 2021 Grandma’s Marathon weekend.

Your registration comes with FREE access to the training app, which will give you training plans, progress insights, workout comparisons, and live tracking as you prepare for your race in June!


Start Date: March 13, 2021
Registration Start: March 1, 2021
Class Times: Tuesdays & Saturdays (various locations in Twin Cities)
Cost: $130 for Run Minnesota members, $155 for new members

The Run Minnesota spring training programs has 20 guaranteed entries to the 2021 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon to be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Run Minnesota Spring
Training Program

The training program is led by certified coaches and includes a training plan, group training runs, and Run Minnesota gear.

It’s geared toward Grandma’s Marathon participants in the Twin Cities metro area but can easily accommodate other spring and early summer races.

  • Suitable for runners of all levels and abilities.
  • A base of 12 (half marathon) or 25 (full marathon) miles per week is recommended.
  • Includes information sessions on injury prevention, nutrition, training philosophies, etc.

Click here to receive email notifications about registration for the Run Minnesota spring training program.


Duluth Running Company Training Group

Connect with up to 150 other runners and train three times per week from mid-January all the way to your Grandma’s Marathon race day!

Expert Coaching – Alisha Bradley, a certified personal trainer with an emphasis on endurance, will guide you through a 22-week training program. You’ll follow a specific training plan and receive plenty of advice and information along the way. Plus, the large size of the group and a fun and social attitude will likely change the way you feel about running!

Start Date: January 18, 2021
Class Times: 5:30pm on M/W or Tu/Th; 7:00am or 8:00am on Saturday
Cost: $100 (until 11/28), $120 (until 12/31), $140 (after 1/1)

  • 22-week training program (3x per week)
  • Training group T-shirt
  • 10% in-store discount during group sessions
  • Exclusive participation in vendor-led product testing and access to MTG discounts

Registration is open space is still available. Click here to learn more and register.


Tony Stensland Coaching

Tony Stensland provides personal coaching for runners in the Duluth area that can also include a training group leading up to Grandma’s Marathon weekend.

Tony is a longtime ambassador of the local running community and a member of our Young Athletes Foundation committee. He has significant experience coaching runners and groups to reach their race goals.


Lightspeed Lift

Lightspeed Lift, based in Duluth, excels in the design and manufacturing of affordable body weight support systems built to alleviate pain and stress on bones and joints. 

With devices recognized by athletic trainers and physical therapists for their ability to increase performance speed, decrease impact force, and support natural movement and balance, Lightspeed Lift has revolutionized the physical training process for runners of all skills and abilities, especially those challenged with physically debilitating conditions.

Stop in for a FREE consultation!
Lightspeed Lift Movement Center
500 E. 10th Street
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 481-7242


Please also check out our other local running store partners for valuable training resources and expert advice.