The Essentia Health Fitness Expo is one of the largest in the nation, bringing more than 100 vendors and exhibitors to Duluth to showcase the latest products, services, technology, and innovation in the running and athletic industries.
Thanks to the support of our sponsor, Essentia Health, our expo is free and open to the public. That means family and friends as well as the community can join our 20,000+ participants at this annual pre-race gathering full of great products, services, nutrition, and more!
The Essentia Health Fitness Expo is located inside the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), which is just a short walk from Canal Park and the finish lines of Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
DATES & TIMES
Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 17, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Anderson Race Management
Athletic Brewing Company
Chad Walsh for St. Louis Co. Sheriff
Duluth Candy Company
Eau Claire Marathon
Grand Casino Hinckley
Marathon Tours & Travel
Members Cooperative Credit Union
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
MN Dept. of Corrections
Minnesota Muscle Activation
Minnesota Pork Board
National Running Center
One More Mile
Pinnacle Performance Eyewear
Real Time Pain Relief
Sweet Mare Studio
Tortoise & Hare Footwear
Yellow Rose Race
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DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, & INCLUSION ROUNDTABLE
Friday, June 17 | 2:00 p.m. | DECC, Paulucci Hall
Running should be for everyone, but is it? It's important to Grandma's Marathon that we continue taking steps forward to make our event and the sport of running more inclusive and accessible to everyone. We've invited several community leaders representing various minority groups for a roundtable discussion to address some of the obstacles still present in both competitive and recreational running across the country.
- Black Men Run
- Latinas on the Move
- Seattle Frontrunners
DICK & CARRIE PRE-RACE TALK SHOW
Friday, June 17 | 4:00 p.m. | DECC, Paulucci Hall
Dick Beardsley is a two-time Grandma's Marathon champion, and he also owned the men's event record for more than three decades before it was beaten in 2014. Carrie Tollefson is a Minnesota running legend in her own right, having competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and now working as a televison analyst for some of the nation's biggest events.
Together, they make a dynamic duo on our Grandma's Marathon media team and will again be covering this year's men's and women's full marathons on radion and television. They will team up again this year for a fun-filled pre-race talk show to touch on all things Grandma's Marathon, including interviews with some of this year's elite athletes.
VIRTUAL RACECOURSE TOURS
Friday, June 17 | 11:00 a.m. & 3:15 p.m. | DECC, Paulucci Hall
Whether it's your first time to Duluth or you just can't get enough of our beautiful racecourse, make sure you join two-time Grandma's Marathon champion Doug Kurtis on Friday to learn any last-minute tips and tricks that may help in your approach to race day.
Race packets are distributed on on race weekend at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). Participants are also given the option at time of registration to have their race packet sent via mail.
DECC PARKING RAMP
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
Paid parking on race weekend is available at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) parking ramp. Metered and other paid parking is available in Canal Park or downtown Duluth, which is approximately one-half mile away from the DECC. NOTE: To crossover I-35, or to help protect pedestrians from cold or inclement weather, there is an indoor skywalk system that connects downtown Duluth to the DECC facilities.
We would love to have you at our next Essentia Health Fitness Expo! If your organization is interested in becoming an exhibitor, please use the registration link or find more information below.
If you have questions about becoming an exhibitor or advertising, please contact Expo Coordinaor Hanna Wilke via email at email@example.com or call our office at (218) 727-0947.