Minnesota Mile

5,280 feet to beat.

New course in 2017! The Minnesota Mile features five separate divisions—Grandma’s Minnesota Mile (Elite), Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite), All City Mile (Recreational), Wheelchair Race and the Kids Mile.

The Grandma’s Minnesota Mile is part of the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour.


The Grandma’s Minnesota Mile is the home of the two fastest miles run in Minnesota:

3:52.7 Ben Blankenship
4:21.3 Gabriele (Anderson) Grunewald

2017 Registration begins July 20 at 10 a.m. 

Elite Athletes  Adaptive Athletes


250 guaranteed entries to Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

By finishing the All City or Duluth Mile during the 2017 Minnesota Mile event, you will qualify for a chance to win a guaranteed entry into the 2018 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Two-hundred fifty finishers will be randomly selected to receive a guaranteed spot into the 2018 race.

Selected runners will be notified after the race. Those who receive the guaranteed entry will be required to pay the entry fee to participate in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. The guaranteed entry is not transferable and may be used only by the person who participated in the Minnesota Mile Events.


Minnesota Mile

Date:  Thursday, September 7, 2017

Start Time: To be announced

Location: Skyline Parkway in Duluth, Minn.

Entry Fee (non-refundable): $20 pre-registration, $30 late registration, $10 Kids Mile


Race schedule

*In order to register for the correct race, please make note of the time/age qualification listed in conjunction with each division.

Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Wheelchair Race – open to those 8 years & older

Kids Mile – open to those 8 to 14 years old

Women’s All City Mile – projected time of 6:46 or longer

Men’s All City Mile – projected time 5:46 or longer

Women’s Duluth Mile – projected time of 5:31 to 6:45

Men’s Duluth Mile – projected time of 4:31 to 5:45

Women’s Grandma’s Minnesota Mile (Elite Race by invitation only) for ages 39 & younger: 5:30 or faster; for ages 40 & older: 5:50 or faster

Men’s Grandma’s Minnesota Mile (Elite Race by invitation only; see below for details) – for ages 39 & younger: 4:30 or faster; for ages 40 & older: 4:50 or faster