Grandma's Marathon

Grandma's Marathon

Grandma's Marathon

( 87 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Duluth,
    United States
  • June
  • 3 miles/5K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon, Virtual Race
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Chicago, Illinois, United States
38 26
"Grandma's Knows How to Spoil Marathoners"
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Dan 's thoughts:

Grandma's Marathon is a fantastic event. I would venture to say it is a must-run event for the competitive marathoner. The event is well produced.

Quite surprisingly, the logistics of this point-to-point marathon were a breeze. Running along Lake Superior kept the weather ideal for marathon running and the support from volunteers and spectators was great: enough at good intervals. The coast line was pretty though shrouded in fog for most of my run.

The rolling course was as easy on the legs as a 26 mile race can be. Watch out for the cobble stones though in the last couple miles.

I stayed at St. Scholastica, however UM-D and UW- Superior also offer dorm rentals. You're locked in to two nights, but I felt it was worth it.

My biggest challenge was getting to the race. Traveling to a destination race that isn't in a major city can be a bit hairy. I ended up driving instead of flying last minute. Plan ahead and consider flying a day early if that's your mode of transport.

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