MN Mile

Date: 2015 date TBD
Start Time: Races begin at 9:00 a.m. (see schedule below)
Location: Downtown Duluth, Minnesota
Entry Fee (Non-Refundable): TBD

About the Race
The Minnesota Mile races are run on a point-to-point course starting near Fitger’s, running through the heart of downtown Duluth on Superior Street and finishing near the Holiday Center.

There’s a race for everyone! The event features five separate divisions ― Grandma’s Minnesota Mile (Elite), Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite), All City Mile (Recreational), Wheelchair Race and the Verizon Kids Mile.

The Grandma’s Minnesota Mile was the final of six stops on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014.

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

By finishing the All City or Duluth Mile during the 2014 Minnesota Mile event, you will qualify for a chance to win a Guaranteed Entry into the 2015 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Two-hundred fifty (250) finishers will be randomly selected to receive a guaranteed spot into the 2015 race – without having to go through the lottery! They 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.

Race Schedule

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

8:50 a.m. Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Wheelchair race – open to those 8 yrs. & older
9:00 a.m. Verizon Wireless Kids Mile – open to those 8 to 14 yrs. Old
9:20 a.m. Women’s All City Mile – projected time of 6:46 or longer
9:40 a.m. Men’s All City Mile – projected time 5:46 or longer
10:00 a.m. Women’s Duluth Mile – projected time of 5:31 to 6:45
10:10 a.m. Men’s Duluth Mile – projected time of 4:31 to 5:45
10:20 a.m. Women’s Grandma’s Minnesota Mile – for ages 39 & younger: 5:30 or faster; for ages 40 & older: 5:50 or faster
10:30 a.m. Men’s Grandma’s Minnesota Mile – for ages 39 & younger: 4:30 or faster; for ages 40 & older: 4:50 or faster

Per USATF rules, open division and all age division awards for the Minnesota Mile will be determined based on Gun Time.

Award Ceremonies held in the Holiday Center Main Lobby
10:00 a.m.: All City Mile
11:00 a.m.: Duluth Mile and Minnesota Mile
Note: No award ceremony for Verizon Wireless Kids Mile.

2014 Prize Money
Prize money will be awarded to the top eight men and top eight women for the Minnesota Mile (Elite Runner) Division. Amounts are the same for both men and women:

Open Division
1st Place: $3,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,500
4th Place: $1,000
5th Place: $800
6th Place: $600
7th Place: $400
8th Place: $250
Total: $9,550

40 & Over Division
$500 will be awarded to the top male and top female in the 40 & Over age division of the Minnesota Mile (Elite Runner) Division.

Elite Athlete Information
To be considered for an elite entry into the Grandma’s Minnesota Mile please send us your complete running resume including your best times and past races during the past two years in distances from 800m to the half marathon.

You can email your resume to or mail it to Grandma’s Marathon, Attn: Sarah, PO Box 16234, Duluth, MN 55816.

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