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Minnesota Mile

Registration has not yet opened for the 2022 Minnesota Mile.

Date: September 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Duluth, MN
Entry Fee: $20 adult, $15 youth (ages 12 & under)

5,280 feet of beauty.

The Minnesota Mile is the perfect way to welcome the fall season. Whether you’re an experienced runner trying for a new PR or a beginner who has never run a mile before, this is the race for you!

The Minnesota Mile takes you on a scenic, 5,280-foot journey around Duluth’s Enger Park on Skyline Parkway, treating participants to some of the best views in the entire city during the peak of fall’s color season.

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.

Free parking for participants, volunteers, and spectators will be available at 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.

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.


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 alivia@grandmasmarathon.com or call our office at (218) 727-0947.