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Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Live Entertainment Returning To Bayfront Park

Schneider added they're closing in on 20,000 runners total for all three races.

DULUTH, Minn.- Grandma’s Marathon is set to be even more of a party again this year, as live music will be returning to Bayfront Park on race weekend. Last year there was live music at the finish line and modified entertainment in Canal Park. Now this year the six musical acts — one Friday and five through midnight Saturday —…

33rd Annual Fitger’s 5K Back with Normal Course, Full Capacity in 2022

This year’s Fitger’s 5K field will be capped at 2,000 participants and is expected to sell out prior to race day.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 33rd annual Fitger’s 5K will look and feel more like normal this April, with the iconic spring race returning to full capacity and a more traditional racecourse after two years of modifications. “Our events are meant to come with a sense of community,” Marketing & PR Director Zach Schneider said, in a press release Monday, “and that’s…

Some Marathon Pandemic Changes Well-Received, May Continue

DECC officials say 6,000 to 8,000 people came through Bayfront Park over the course of the day Saturday for the music and entertainment

DULUTH, Minn.- The start and finish locations, entertainment and more were all modified for this year’s marathon for the pandemic. But now race officials say Grandma’s will be evolving in the years to come as some of those changes worked well overall. DECC officials say 6,000 to 8,000 people came through Bayfront Park over the course of the day Saturday…

‘Everything that goes up has to come down:’ Grandma’s Marathon Cleanup Begins

For some locals who volunteer, cleaning the 7 tons of trash that's left has become a big part of their lives.

DULUTH, Minn.- For runners and spectators, the Grandma’s experience ends after 26 miles at the finish line in Canal Park. But for volunteers, the race is far from over, with cleanup in the days that follow. “We often compare it to; think about when you throw a party at your house for 20 or 30 people. We just throw a…

What To Know Leading Up To 45th Grandma’s Marathon

After Being Sidelined Due to COVID-19, Grandma's Marathon Will Take Place In-Person This Year With Safety Protocols in Place

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s an exciting week for many in the Northland — the 45th Grandma’s Marathon will take place Saturday, June 19. After going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, event organizers are thrilled to be hosting the marathon and entertainment in-person with safety protocols in place. A handful of volunteers are still needed to help make…

Fitger’s 5K Returns to Biggest Race Turnout During Pandemic

Race officials say high turnout for the Fitger's 5K has them feeling good about the full Grandma's Marathon just two months away.

DULUTH, Minn.– The 32nd Annual Fitger’s 5K here in Duluth returned to its normal date as northlander’s turned out for Grandma’s biggest race since the pandemic. The Fitger’s 5K race took place Saturday afternoon, where 775 participants ran through downtown. That’s the largest turnout for a grandma’s race this year. “That’s exciting because it means that some of the restrictions…