Race Information

The 2021 North End Nightmare course starts and finishes near Earth Rider Brewery in Superior (North 3rd Street and Tower Avenue).

The 3.1-mile racecourse features nine specified “scare zones” with Halloween-themed decorations, some of which will also feature live actors in costume and character.

  • Spider’s Nest
  • Lost Souls Lane
  • Creepy Clown Town
  • Reaper’s Gate
  • Nightmare Nursery
  • Zombie Yard
  • Witches Coven Tree
  • Graveyard
  • Mad Science Lab

NOTE: The North End Nigthmare course is designed to be Halloween-themed, and some participants may find it frightening. For more details on what to expect on race day, please call our office at (218) 727-0947.

Packet Pickup

Participants will be able to pick up their race packets at the following times and locations:

Friday, October 29
12:00-6:00pm — Grandma’s Marathon Office
351 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

Saturday, October 30
12-4:30pm — Earth Rider Brewery
1715 N. 3rd Street, Superior, WI 54880


Parking will be available for race participants at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) facility, located at 1701 N 4th Street.

This is available on race day only — Saturday, October 30. Parking is free, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Road Closures

Road closures will impact the areas on and adjacent to the racecourse from approximately 3:00-7:00pm on Saturday October 30.

The area of Banks Avenue and 3rd Street will close by 3:00pm to allow for start and finish set-up to take place.

Tower Avenue will only close between 5th Street and 6th Street, including the intersections, from approximately 4:00-6:30pm. Tower Avenue will remain open and fully accessible north of 5th Street and south of 6th Street for the duration of the event.

All other racecourse road sections will close by 4:00-4:30pm and re-open immediately after the race, approximately 6:30pm or sooner.

A detailed traffic advisory showing road closures and official detours will be distributed ahead of the event.

Race Rules

No pets, motor vehicles, bicycles, handcycles, hand-cranked wheelchairs, roller skis, inline skates, or unregistered participants are allowed on the racecourse.

Baby joggers and strollers are allowed at YAF events but must start in the back of the corral. 

Pushrim wheelchair competitors, duo teams, and other adaptive athletes are encouraged to participate but must follow all Wheelchair & Adaptive Program Guidance. Adaptive athletes are asked to contact Grandma’s Marathon prior to registering so that we can provide all reasonable accommodations.