Minnesota Mile

5,280 feet of beauty 

Brisk autumn temperatures, breathtaking views and the joy of running can only mean one thing: Fall has arrived in Minnesota! Join us on the NEW Minnesota Mile course on Thursday, September 7, 2017. 

Run a 1-mile loop on Minnesota’s scenic Skyline Parkway while enjoying spectacular views of Lake Superior, the St. Louis River Bay and Minnesota’s fall foliage. Take in all the beauty Duluth has to offer during this majestic time of year.

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

250 guaranteed entries to Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

By finishing the Minnesota Mile, you will qualify for a chance to win a guaranteed entry into the 2018 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Two-hundred fifty finishers (ages 12 & older) 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.


Minnesota Mile

Date:  Thursday, September 7, 2017

Start Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Along Skyline Parkway in Duluth, MN. All pre-race and post-race activities located at the Enger Park Golf Course.

Entry Fee (non-refundable): $20 pre-registration until September 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Central, $30 late registration, $10 youth ages 7 to 14

All finishers receive a long-sleeve shirt.

 Adaptive Athletes  Elite Athletes


Race schedule

The Minnesota Mile event includes a number of race divisions beginning at 6 p.m.:

Wheelchair Division open to those 7 & older.

Open Division for all abilities and ages 7 & older. Multiple heats will be run based on registration numbers. Men and women will run in the same heats.

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

Men’s Elite Division (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


Race packet pickup & late registration

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (DAY BEFORE RACE): 
11 a.m – 6 p.m. at The Holiday Center (207 W Superior Street)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (RACE DAY): 
3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Enger Park Golf Club House (1801 W Skyline Parkway)