• 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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          • Whether it’s your child’s first-ever race or they’ve just fallen in love with running, our Wednesday Night at the Races series is the perfect place for them!

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          • Not just a perfect getaway for those snowy Saturday mornings, our Saturday Morning at the Races series is also a great way for kids to burn off that extra energy!

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          • Grandma’s Marathon shouldn’t be just for the adults, so be sure to bring the kids to Bayfront Festival Park for their very own race complete with finisher medals!

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          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            Our tremendous community of volunteers plays a significant role in helping the Young Athletes Foundation to create memorable and successful events for our runners. More than 1,000 volunteers are needed throughout the year to support our fundraising race events for the YAF.

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          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            The Young Athletes Foundation was created to serve the community, and for more than three decades we have done that with the help of our local and regional business partners. With events throughout the year, our sponsors assist greatly in our mission of  providing pathways of opportunity to youth in athletic programs and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

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          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            Do you want to run for free AND add more meaning to your miles Sign up ahead of Grandma’s Marathon weekend to be a charity runner for the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), and your success in reaching the finish line can help someone else reach theirs.

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Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk

Registration for the 2024 Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk will open January 1.

Registration for the 2024 Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk is now open.

Registration for the 2024 Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk is sold out.

To 2024 Race Day

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Online registration for the 2024 Park Point 5-Miler is now closed. In-person registration is available    Wednesday-Thursday, July 17-18 at the following times and locations:
Wednesday, July 17 — 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Grandma’s Marathon Office — 351 Canal Park Drive

Thursday, July 18 — 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Park Point Beach House — 4750 Minnesota Avenue
NOTE: The capacity for this year’s race is 800 participants. Registration is taken on a
first-come, first-served basis until that capacity is reached.

NEXT RACE

July 18, 2024

LOCATION

Duluth, MN

START TIME

6:30 p.m.

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A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT RACE

Looking for a perfect way to enjoy the height of a northeastern Minnesota summer? Check out the Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk!

With an out-and-back racecourse sandwiched between the Duluth Harbor and open waters of Lake Superior, participants are treated to some wonderful views at the region’s oldest road race.

PLUS, the post-race celebration offers some of the greatest traditions of a midsummer night in Minnesota, including food trucks and plenty of yard games for both kids and adults.

2024 RACE DETAILS

LOCATION

START & FINISH LINE
Park Point Beach House
4750 Minnesota Avenue
Duluth, MN 55802

COURSE MAP

PARK POINT 5-MILER & 2-MILE WALK

The Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk course starts and finishes in front of the Pavilion on Duluth’s Park Point.

The course travels along Minnesota Avenue before a turnaround takes participants back to the finish line, treating runners and walkers alike with spectacular views of the Duluth Harbor.

ENTRY FEE STRUCTURE

Pricing Structure (Adults)
January 1-May 15 — $25
May 16-June 30 — $30
July 1-Race Day — $35

Pricing Structure (Youth – Ages 18 & Under)
July 1-Race Day — $10

REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP

Online registration will be open until 11:59 p.m. CT on Tuesday, July 16. Race packet pickup and in-person registration will be available at the following times and locations:

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @ Grandma’s Marathon Office
THURSDAY, JULY 18
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. @ Park Point Beach House

RACE RULES

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.

AWARDS

Awards will be presented to the overall winners of the men’s and women’s competitive heats, the overall winners of the men’s and women’s masters heats, and the top men and women age division finishers across all heats (including the recreational heats).

 

If you race in the competitive or masters heat and do not win the overall award, you will then become eligible to win an age division award. IMPORTANT: Overall winners cannot also win an age division award.

 

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 SWAG

2023 PARTICIPANT SHIRT

All Minnesota Mile participants will receive a commemorative long sleeve shirt, included with the entry fee. NOTE: Adult and youth sizes may vary in color and style.

 

2023 PARTICIPANT SOCKS

All Minnesota Mile participants will also have the option to purchase commemorative Fitsoks for $7, either during registration or at packet pickup.

Fitsoks Sizing Information

  • Medium — Men’s Shoe Size 6-8; Women’s Shoe Size 7-9
  • Large — Men’s Shoe Size 9-11; Women’s Shoe Size 10-12

SKI HUT RAFFLE

2024 SKI HUT RAFFLE

At packet pickup, participants will have a chance to purchase $10 raffle tickets with the grand prize being a 24” bicycle ($700 value via gift certificate), courtesy of our major YAF sponsor Ski Hut.

The winner will be announced at the start line. The gift certificate must be used at the Ski Hut in Duluth on or before December 31, 2024.

All money raised from the raffle directly benefits the Young Athletes Foundation and its community programming.

RACE RESULTS & PHOTOS

Al Hoag won the 1975 race with a time of 24:15, and that time has now stood as the men’s event record for close to five decades as the men’s event record.

Jennifer Houck, meanwhile, owns the women’s event record after running 27:50 in 2010, which makes her to this day the only woman to finish under than 28:00 mark.

NOTE: The non-binary category has been an available option to participants since 2022, but as of now no one has registered in that particular category.

Full historical results of the Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk can be seen HERE.

ALL-TIME  PARK POINT 5-MILER MEN’S CHAMPIONS
2023 – Daniel Docherty, 24:19
2022 – Daniel Docherty, 24:41
2021 – Milton Rotich – 25:20
2020 – Cameron Stocke, 27:20
2019 – Nick Nygaard, 26:29
2018 – Nick Nygaard, 25:49
2017 – Daniel Docherty, 24:24
2016 – Scott Behling, 26:14
2015 – Nick Nygaard, 26:34
2014 – Scott Behling, 25:46
2013 – Alec Olson, 25:47
2012 – Joe Moore, 25:05
2011 – Eric Hartmark, 24:53
2010 – Eric Hartmark, 25:16
2009 – Jeremy Polson, 24:42
2008 – Jeremy Polson, 25:45
2007 – Eric Hartmark, 25:17
2006 – Greg Hexum, 25:42
2005 – Jeremy Polson, 25:22
2004 – Jeremy Polson, 24:54
2003 – Jeremy Polson, 24:28
2002 – Patrick Russell, 24:23
2001 – Jason Massman, 25:24
2000 – Jason Massman, 25:03
1999 – James Mullenix, 25:25
1998 – Dan Carlson, 27:27
1997 – James Mullenix, 25:51
1996 – Nicholas Matack, 26:20
1995 – Dave House, 25:04
1994 – Tim Stratioti, 25:45
1993 – Tim Stratioti, 25:39
1992 – Dave Avenson, 25:09
1991 – Tim Stratioti, 25:11
1990 – Dave Avenson, 25:18
1989 – Bill Kreznoski, 25:37
1988 – Gene Niemi, 26:14
1987 – Jarrow Wahman, 25:26
1986 – John Wodny, 25:07
1985 – Lee Kantonen, 25:08
1984 – Jarrow Wahman, 25:14
1983 – Ron Wolfe, 25:04
1982 – Randy Shelerud, 25:27
1981 – Dan Conway, 25:06
1980 – Scott Gidding, 25:43
1979 – Dave Wicker, 25:49
1978 – Al Zetterlund, 24:33
1977 – n/a
1976 – Chuck Barrows, 24:37
1975 – Steve Hoag, 24:15
1974 – Scott Sundquist, 24:53
1973 – Tom Konczak, n/a
1972 – Scott Sundquist, 24:52

NOTE: Some early records for the Park Point 5-Miler are incomplete. Our staff is working to retrieve those results dating back to 1972.

ALL-TIME PARK POINT 5-MILER WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS
2023 – Marit Ross-Sonnesyn, 30:06
2022 – Andrea Haus, 29:02
2021 – Julia Nielsen, 31:15
2020 – Melissa Gacek, 31:01
2019 – Claire Kamierczak, 34:04
2018 – Kim Krezonoski, 30:34
2017 – McKenzie Holt, 31:29
2016 – McKenzie Holt, 31:27
2015 – Monica Stockhecke, 29:05
2014 – Amanda Boman, 30:10
2013 – Katie McGee, 32:08
2012 – Katie Koski, 29:47
2011 – Serena Sullivan, 31:14
2010 – Jennifer Houck, 27:50
2009 – Jennifer Houck, 28:30
2008 – Jennifer Houck, 29:11
2007 – Deb Gromley, 31:19
2006 – Mario McGaver, 30:07
2005 – Bree Ray, 30:35
2004 – Katie Koski, 29:16
2003 – Jeanne Fleck, 31:45
2002 – Krista Anderson, 33:05
2001 – Sonya Anderson, 30:46
2000 – Katie Koski, 29:00
1999 – Krista Anderson, 32:34
1998 – Kari Beasley, 30:04
1997 – Kari Beasley, 28:36
1996 – Amy Hill, 32:19
1995 – Katie McGee, 29:14
1994 – Katie McGee, 28:55
1993 – Jill Anderson, 29:32
1992 – Patrice Allen, 30:25
1991 – Kari Beasley, 29:12
1990 – Kari Beasley, 30:29
1989 – Robin Tedlund, 31:50
1988 – Patricia Hageman, 30:44
1987 – Christine Hardman, 29:48
1986 – n/a
1985 – Jayne Dusich, 31:12
1984 – Sharon Ollenburger, 31:11
1983 – Julie Wicker, 31:22
1982 – Anne Brtek, 32:56
1981 – Kim Vinje, 30:10
1980 – n/a
1979 – Evelyn McLean, n/a
1978 – Peggy Saracini, 32:48
1977 – n/a
1976 – Pat Smith, 41:04
1972-1975 – n/a

NOTE: Some early records for the Park Point 5-Miler are incomplete. Our staff is working to retrieve those results dating back to 1972.

ALL-TIME PARK POINT 5-MILER NON-BINARY CHAMPIONS
1972-2023 – n/a

ALL-TIME PARK POINT 5-MILER MULTIPLE TIME MEN’S CHAMPIONS

5 – Jeremy Polson (2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009)
3 – Tim Stratioti (1991, 1993, 1994)
     Eric Hartmark (2007, 2010, 2010)
     Nick Nygaard (2015, 2018, 2019)
     Daniel Docherty (2017, 2022, 2023)
2 – Scott Sundquist (1972, 1974)
      Jarrow Wahman (1984, 1987)
      Dave Avenson (1990, 1992)
      James Mullenix (1996, 1999)
      Jason Massman (2000, 2001)
      Scott Behling (2014, 2016)

ALL-TIME PARK POINT 5-MILER MULTIPLE TIME WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS

4 – Kari Beasley (1990, 1991, 1997, 1998)
3 – Katie McGee (1994, 1995, 2013)
     Katie Koski (2000, 2004, 2012)
     Jennifer Houck (2008, 2009, 2010)
2 – Krista Anderson (1999, 2002)
     McKenzie Holt (2016, 2017)

ALL-TIME PARK POINT 5-MILER MULTIPLE TIME NON-BINARY CHAMPIONS
n/a

YOUNG ATHLETES FOUNDATION

The Young 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 $1.3 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.