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Grandma’s Marathon 2019
The 43rd annual Grandma’s Marathon is a 26.2-mile race on scenic Highway 61 along the north shore of Lake Superior. The race features 9,000 runners. It begins just outside of Two Harbors and finishes in Duluth’s Canal Park.
The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon begins at 6:15 a.m. It begins at the edge of Duluth’s city limits and follows the regular marathon course through the heart of Duluth.
The full marathon starts at 7:45 a.m. The winner should cross the finish line around 10 a.m.
Participants will experience a modified race course for both the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon due to a construction project on West Superior Street. Mile 11 of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Mile 24 of Grandma’s Marathon will be altered at Fourth Avenue East, where runners will make a left turn off of Superior Street and proceed down to Michigan Street for nine blocks. Participants will travel west on Michigan Street until they reach Fifth Avenue West and reconnect with the original course that guides them to the iconic finish line.
The reroute will be in effect for the 2019 and 2020 race seasons and is contingent on the phases of Duluth’s Superior Street reconstruction plan.