World-Class Race with Small Town Charm
It was a humble beginning on June 25th, 1977, when 150 runners toed the line on Highway 61, near Two Harbors, Minnesota. Marathons were now beginning to pop up in cities across the country. The North Shore Striders Running Club knew they wanted to organize a marathon in their own backyard along one of the most scenic roadways in America. The Journey to Grandma’s Marathon – History & Heroes, by Scott Keenan of Duluth, Minnesota will take you on his journey that brought Grandma’s Marathon to prominence as one of the largest and most respected road races in the country.