Grandma's Marathon has announced the Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk will go on as scheduled, with a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan firmly in place, along with a virtual option.

Organizers worked with guidance from the City of Duluth and the Grandma’s Marathon Medical Director to formulate their plan, which falls within the COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Participants are able to choose from multiple different times to run/walk the in-person event or they can choose to race virtually if they want to complete their distance on their own.

The chip timed, in-person Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020.  Here is how it will be structured:

  • Throughout the day there will be (3) three-hour time blocks (Sunrise, Midday and Twilight). The Sunrise block will take place from 6:00-9:00 a.m., the Midday block from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and the Twilight block from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Each block will include 10 waves of up to 25 people socially distanced at 6 feet apart, and participants will be able to select their wave during the registration process.
  • Waves are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and registration for each wave will close once the 25 person per wave capacity is met.

If the virtual option of the Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk is selected, participants will be given the opportunity to complete their race at any time and location between July 13 and July 17.

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Registration for the event is open now.  The adult entry fee is $30 and youth pricing is $10 for children ages 6-14. Online registration for the in-person option closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 13, and registration for the virtual option closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 16. There will be no exclusive kids-only dashes this year.

Please follow the link below to see all the safety measures that are being put into place and to register for the event.