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Park Point 5-Miler and 2-Mile Walk 2019
The 47th running of the Park Point 5-Miler — northern Minnesota’s oldest road race — begins at 5:30 p.m. with youth races for children 14 and under, followed by the five-mile feature race at 6:30 and the two-mile walk at 6:35.
Races start near the Park Point Pavilion in Duluth and participants run down Minnesota Avenue before finishing back near the pavilion. There will be a post-race party at Green Mill restaurant.
Online pre-registration is available at grandmasmarathon.com. Kids races are free. Race day registration is offered, if available, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the pavilion nearest the beach house at the end of Park Point.
Participants are encouraged to plan extra travel time to Park Point to ensure they arrive on time for their event. For the safety of race participants, Minnesota Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All finishers in the run and walk will receive a commemorative beach towel, and awards will be presented to the top participants at an award ceremony following the five-mile run. Ribbons will be awarded to youth race participants upon completion of their event.
Net proceeds benefit the Young Athletes Foundation, a Grandma’s Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of youth athletics.