2024 Grandma's Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Grandma's Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

Grandma's Marathon is a renowned annual marathon held in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. It was first run in 1977 and has since become one of the most popular marathons in the United States, known for its scenic route along the shores of Lake Superior. The course is point-to-point, starting just outside of Two Harbors and finishing in Duluth's Canal Park, and is famous for its breathtaking views and relatively cool temperatures, which are ideal for distance running. Grandma's Marathon is not only a celebration of running but also a community event, drawing thousands of runners and spectators each year, and is known for its festive atmosphere and strong volunteer support.

Date: 

Sat
Jun 22
2024

Location: 

Duluth, United States

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

Number of participants: 

9000

How to train for Grandma's Marathon: Grandma's Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Grandma's Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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