• KP Challenge
          • The KP Challenge is a series of three great, local races — Saint Fennessy 4K, Fitger’s 5K, and Park Point 5-Miler — that are strategically placed throughout the year to help participants build their endurance and stick to a regular training schedule.

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    • Saint Fennessy 4K
    • Fitger’s 5K
    • Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk
    • Minnesota Mile
    • North End Nightmare 5K
    • Youth Races
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Blog and Podcast

YAF Blog

While Grandma’s Marathon is only one day a year, there is still plenty going on all 365 days from smaller events to planning for our favorite weekend of the year in June. Check back on the blog for stories from our Grambassadors, elite athletes, and behind-the-scenes looks from our staff. 

Relax, it’s for the kids. So often throughout the summer, our staff has to remind ourselves of this during our …

Saint Fennessy 4K was a success! This year Grandma’s Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation saw a record high in the number of …

Looking for a fantastic race with amazing volunteers and an unforgettable atmosphere? Look no further than the Saint Fennessy 4K. The ninth …

Grandma’s Marathon represents so much more than people running 26.2 miles. Its roots go much deeper than those three days …

Gearing Up for Grandma's Podcast

Listen to inspiring stories from some our elite athletes, citizen runners, volunteers, and community partners leading up to Grandma’s Marathon race weekend.

Started in 1977 with only 150 runners, Grandma’s Marathon has grown into much more than just a 26.2-mile race along the shores of Lake Superior and now represents a celebration of community like none other for the communities surrounding the small town of Duluth, MN.

Our Gearing Up for Grandma’s podcast is brought to you with the support of Essentia Health, and Grandma’s Marathon is proudly presented by Toyota,
Members Cooperative Credit Union, and ASICS.