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Minnesota Mile

Registration for the 2023 Minnesota Mile will open on July 1 2023.

Registration for the 2023 Minnesota Mile is now open.

Online registration for the 2023 Minnesota Mile is now closed. In-person registration is available on Thursday and Friday, September 7-8.

Date
September 8, 2023

Start Time
6:00 p.m.

Location
Duluth, MN

Capacity
600

Entry Fees
NEW Tier Pricing in 2023!

  • YOUTH $10

    All participants ages 18 & under

  • ADULT $15 | $20 | $25

    July 1-July 15 | July 16-August 31 | August 31-Race Day

Packet Pickup & In-Person Registration
Thursday, September 7 | 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @ Grandma’s Marathon Office
Friday, September 9 | 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. @ Enger Park Golf Course

5,280 Feet of Beauty!

Excellent for beginners and veterans alike, the Minnesota Mile offers a breathtaking racecourse for participants to the fall season.

With a loop racecourse showcasing some of the best views of Duluth’s skyline and Lake Superior, the Minnesota Mile is perfect whether you’re looking to set a new PR or just wanting to be part of the racing community for the first time.

The Minnesota Mile course starts and finishes near Enger Tower and Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth.

The course travels along Skyline Parkway around Enger Tower, offering picturesque and elevated views of Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge and Lake Superior. The course continues past Twin Ponds and alongside Enger Park Golf Course before arriving at the finish line.

Once a top competitive race in the region, the Minnesota Mile is home to two of the fastest mile times in the state. Ben Blankenship set the men’s event in 2013 with a time of 3:52.7 while Gabriele Anderson set the women’s event record the same year with a time of 4:21.3.

No pets, motor vehicles, bicycles, handcycles, hand-cranked wheelchairs, roller skis, inline skates, or unregistered participants are allowed on the racecourse.

Baby joggers and strollers are allowed at YAF events but must start in the back of the corral.

Pushrim wheelchair competitors, duo teams, and other adaptive athletes are encouraged to participate but must follow all Wheelchair & Adaptive Program GuidanceNOTE: Adaptive athletes are asked to contact Race Director Greg Haapala via phone at (218) 727-0947 prior to registering so that all reasonable accommodations can be provided.

The Minnesota Mile course starts and finishes near Enger Tower and Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth.

The course travels along Skyline Parkway around Enger Tower, offering picturesque and elevated views of Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge and Lake Superior. The course continues past Twin Ponds and alongside Enger Park Golf Course before arriving at the finish line.

The Minnesota Mile will be run in separate heats to help ease congestion on some more narrow portions of the racecourse. Non-competitive runners are encouraged to run in the recreational heats starting at 6:00, while competitive runners are encouraged to run in one of the evening's later heats.

 

Recreational Heats — 6:00 p.m.
Masters Competitive Heat (40 & older) — 6:25 p.m.
Open Women's Competitive Heat (39 & younger) — 6:35 p.m.
Open Men's Competitive Heat (39 & younger) — 6:45 p.m.

 

Awards for the Minnesota Mile will be available for pickup at the Enger Park Golf Course (1801 West Skyline Parkway) beginning at 7:00 p.m. the evening of the race. There will be no formal awards ceremony.

The Skyline Grill at Enger Park Golf Course will also have food and beverages available for purchase before, during, and after the race.

All participants will receive a FREE commemorative Minnesota Mile long sleeve tech shirt (pictured to the right).

Create a team with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to participate in this FREE friendly competition and a chance to earn Team Awards!

TEAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Each team must consist of a minimum of (3) three individuals. There is no maximum limit on how many individuals can be on a team - the more the merrier!
  • Team categories include:
    • All Female
    • All Male
    • Mixed (Great for families and co-ed teams!)
    • Corporate (All team members must be employed by the same corporation and consist of at least one male, one female and one person at least 35 years of age.)
  • Each team must designate a Team Captain, who will register for the Minnesota Mile first and create the team.

 

CORPORATE TEAM CHALLENGE INFORMATION

Free parking for participants, volunteers, and spectators will be available at Enger Park Golf Course.

 

ENGER PARK GOLF COURSE
1801 W Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN 55806

 

Shuttle buses will be provided free of charge to all participants before and after the event, running continuously between Lake Superior College and Enger Park Golf Course.

The shuttles will be available prior to the race starting at 4:00 p.m., and the final shuttle will leave Enger Park Golf Course following the race at 8:00 p.m.

 

LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN 55806

Once a top competitive race in the region, the Minnesota Mile is home to two of the fastest mile times in the state. Ben Blankenship set the men’s event in 2013 with a time of 3:52.7 while Gabriele Anderson set the women’s event record the same year with a time of 4:21.3.

No pets, motor vehicles, bicycles, handcycles, hand-cranked wheelchairs, roller skis, inline skates, or unregistered participants are allowed on the racecourse.

Baby joggers and strollers are allowed at YAF events but must start in the back of the corral.

Pushrim wheelchair competitors, duo teams, and other adaptive athletes are encouraged to participate but must follow all Wheelchair & Adaptive Program GuidanceNOTE: Adaptive athletes are asked to contact Race Director Greg Haapala via phone at (218) 727-0947 prior to registering so that all reasonable accommodations can be provided.

2023 T-Shirt
Included with 2023 participant entry fee.

Free Drink Coupon
Stick around after your race, and enjoy the summer night with your family and friends! Each finisher at the 2023 Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk will receive a free drink coupon to be redeemed near the finish line.

2023 T-Shirt

YOUNG ATHLETES FOUNDATION

The Athletes Foundation (YAF), the charity arm of Grandma’s Marathon, was created in 1990 to assist with the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles for youth throughout Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, and St. Louis Counties. Since its inception, the YAF has donated more than $1.1 million to the community’s youth athletic, recreational, and nonprofit organizations.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of our Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) events or have any other questions, please contact our Program Director Alivia Nelson via email at [email protected] or call our office at (218) 727-0947.