Grandma’s Marathon is unique in many ways, one of which is the way we transport our participants to the start line. More specific information on pickup and dropoff times and locations will be released and communicated to participants closer to the 2022 race weekend.
IMPORTANT: Using official transportation is the ONLY way to guarantee arriving at the start line on time. For the safety of our participants and volunteers, dropoffs at the start line are prohibited.
North Shore Scenic Railroad
For a truly unique and authentic Duluth experience, you can also take the North Shore Scenic Railroad to the starting line of Grandma’s Marathon!
The train loads in front of the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC) parking ramp on Railroad Street and will take you on a beautiful journey to the start of your race.
The North Shore Scenic Railroad travels to the Grandma’s Marathon start line only. Participants interested in taking the train should arrive at the DECC’s main parking lot between 5:30 a.m. and 6:10 a.m. on race morning. The train has limited space and is operated on a first-come, first-served basis.