UNIQUE BY NATURE
Our race community is located along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, meaning this is more than just a place for running. Let our community be a place you can find yourself, lose yourself, and most of all be yourself while enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds you.
In Duluth, there is truly something for everyone on every single visit — outdoor adventure, arts and culture, historic sites, world-class attractions and entertainment, an exciting food and drink scene, and incredible events happening year-round.
When you come to Duluth, you understand what makes it so special. From the world-famous lift bridge to charming neighborhoods filled with local breweries and restaurants, Duluth is a true original along the pristine shores of Lake Superior. Part rugged, part refined and 100% one-of-a-kind.
You’ll get it when you get here.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Grandma’s Marathon weekend falls each year near the start of summer in northern Minnesota, meaning there’s plenty of opprtunity for our participants and visitors to explore the natural beauty of the North Shore!
Take some time away from preparing for or recovering from your race to take in all our area has to offer in the great outdoors — we’ve got everything from iconic and scenic hiking trails to wonderful sightseeing, overlooks, and lake views.
WHERE TO STAY
There’s nothing more important before the race or more welcome after the race than the perfect place to rest, relax, and recharge.
With the help of our many lodging and hospitality partners in the area, Grandma’s Marathon is committed to making sure each of our 20,000+ runners, not to mention our volunteers and spectators, have a place to stay on race weekend!
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK
When you come to Duluth, you understand what makes it so special. From the world-famous lift bridge to charming neighborhoods filled with local breweries and restaurants, Duluth is a true original along the pristine shores of Lake Superior.
With everything from craft beer and cocktails to local cuisine and ice cream, taste what Duluth has to offer when it’s time to slow down and fuel up.
Outdoor dining, lakeside breweries, neighborhood coffee shops —there’s a place for every taste.
HOW TO GET AROUND
There is so much to see and do in Duluth and along the North Shore of Minnesota, and getting there couldn’t be easier with our area’s transportation partners.
Whether you need to know where to find parking nearby on race day or you are looking for a way to get around town, we are here to help.