Park Point 5-Miler

Run the point.

Enjoy a summer evening running on Duluth’s beautiful Park Point in the oldest road race in Northern Minnesota.

The 49th annual Park Point 5-Miler starts near the Park Point Pavilion in Duluth and participants run down Minnesota Avenue before finishing back near the Pavilion. A 2-mile walk and short races for children accompany the 5-mile run. Welcome to the 3rd of 3 KP Challenge races!

All net proceeds from the Park Point 5-Miler benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF). The YAF was developed by Grandma’s Marathon in 1990 to assist with the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles for youth throughout Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake and St. Louis Counties.

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Park Point 5-Miler

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020

Start Time:

  • 5:30 p.m. Kids Races
  • 6:30 p.m. 5-Mile Run
  • 6:35 p.m. 2-Mile Walk

Location: End of Park Point, Duluth, Minnesota

Entry Fee (non-refundable):  $30 entry fee ($35 on race day if still available); $10 for kids ages 6 to 14

Registration: opened January 1, 2020.



  • Early Online Registration (ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on July 14): Adult (ages 15 & older): $30. Youth (ages 6-14): $10
  • Late In-Person Registration (if available) will take place on Wednesday, July 15 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Grandma’s Marathon Office (351 Canal Park Drive) and Thursday, July 16 (RACE DAY) from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. under the picnic pavilion nearest the Park Point Beach House (5000 Minnesota Avenue). 
  • Late In-Person Registration Entry Fee: Adult (ages 15 & older): $35.  Youth (ages 6-14): $10
  • Exclusive Kids Only Races are free (ages 14 and under)

Participant Swag: Participants in the 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk will receive a commemorative Park Point 5-Miler t-shirt and an eco-friendly tote bag. Kids Race participants will receive an exclusive gift.

The 2020 Park Point 5-Miler is a MDRA Grand Prix Event.

Race packet pickup & late registration

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Grandma’s Marathon Office (351 Canal Park Drive)

3 p.m. – 6 p.m. under the picnic pavilion nearest the Park Point Beach House (5000 Minnesota Avenue)

Road closure

From approximately 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Minnesota Avenue will be closed temporarily from 2328 Minnesota Avenue to the south side of the ball fields. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation and support for this event.

Plan Extra Travel Time

We encourage you to plan extra travel time into your schedule on race day due to the increased use of the Aerial Lift Bridge during the summer and traffic on Park Point. The Aerial Lift Bridge goes up on the hour and half hour.

Course Records

Steve Hoag (men’s record) — 24:15.5 — set in 1975
Jen Houck (women’s record) — 27:50 — set in 2010