"Grandma's Marathon in Duluth" Duluth by Jehcekah

Duluth Travel Guide: 307 reviews and 463 photos

Grandma's Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the United States. This year approximately 7,000 runners registered for the race which was held on Saturday, June 19th.

The day was beautiful and the race was fun! If you are looking for a marathon in the midwest with beautiful scenery...look no more! You seriously cannot beat the North Shore Scenic Highway (race route).

My husband, who was running his second marathon, finished in 3:55:51. A whole half hour knocked off of his Chicago marathon time! I am so proud of him!!! :-)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Amazing lakefront, friendly people, beautiful scenery
  • Cons:Crowded race area, overpriced hotels, some disorganization
  • Last visit to Duluth: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 30, 2004
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  • standarddeviant's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2004 at 1:14 AM

    How did your husband end up in "Grandma's Marathon?"

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2004 at 8:14 PM

    Good for you for being such a great support.. good hints for others wanting to do the same. What a disappointment on the hotel and what a hike in price!! Congrats to your hubby though.. well done.

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2004 at 9:16 AM

    Good for you for supporting your husband's marathoning. It's important to be there.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2004 at 10:49 AM

    Very interesting account of your trip to Duluth. Congrats to your husband on the Marathon. We had reservations for Travelodge Spirit Mountain, but changed our mind and went down to the waterfront. Of course, town wasn't so crowded when we were there.


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