2 NIGHTS AT THE HOLIDAY INN & SUITES DULUTH DOWNTOWN
 
PRE-RACE PASTA BUFFET 
SECURE GEAR CHECK 

POST RACE
CELEBRATION
ENTRY TO EXCLUSIVE STARTING LINE TENT (FULL MARATHON)
DETAILED SPECTATOR PLAN
Duluth, MN
June 20th, 2020

Details

Grandma's marathon

2 NIGHT PACKAGE 

NEW!

6/19/2020 - 6/21/2020
Option to add Thursday night 6/18

Half Marathon Registrations still available through us!

See details

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The Holiday Inn is a short walk on the indoor skywalk system to both the expo (0.5 miles) and the race morning transportation. Enjoy updated accommodations all weekend long. Click below for details or see a map here.

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Run along Lake Superior and take in its beauty and majesty. C'mon. Do it for grandma. We have SOLD OUT half registrations available for purchase  after buying our package! 

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There's more to Duluth than meets the eye. While here, we hope you'll explore the area and take in all that this beautiful city has to offer.

Package Details

What's Included?

  • $625 + tax. (See payment policy)

  • 2 nights in a shared room at the Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown (details)

  • Email Berkley Benton if interested in adding on Thursday night for only $260 + tax. Only one occupant needs to pay for the extra night.

  • Check in: 6/19 3:00pm

  • Check out: 6/21 11:00am

  • Express hotel check in

  • Entry to exclusive start line tent (for full marathon)

  • Pre-race pasta buffet

  • Private gear check

  • Healthy grab and go breakfast on race day

  • Detailed spectator plan for guests

  • Access to post-race celebration

  • 2 Destination Marathons Concierges on call

  • DM goodie bag

  • Option to add on a running or non-running guest to your room for additional cost (details)

  • Option to upgrade to a private, 1 king suite for $195 total (details)

What's Not?

  • Airfare/ transportation to hotel

  • Race registration

  • Meals (except for pre-race pasta buffet)

  • Additional excursions

  • Transportation around Duluth area (we recommend you walk around or use Uber)

Schedule

6.19.2020 - 6.21.2020

Thursday

June 18th

Welcome to Duluth! Explore the area, try a local restaurant, call your grandma.

3:00pm    Check in                                   
5:00pm - 7:30pm 
 Destination Marathons customer welcome party  for early arrivals (location TBD)          

                                                         

Friday

June 19th

Friday night we'll all get together for our pre-race pasta dinner. This will be an awesome opportunity to meet new people and make new friends! Be prepared to play our famous "Guess your time" game, and please let us know ahead of time if you have any food allergies.

3:00pm   Check in opens                                     
3:00-5:00pm   
Meet and greet DM hosts and pick up goodie bag                                            
5:30 - 7:30pm   
Pre-Race Past Dinner               

                             
*Expo open from 10:00am -  9:00pm Friday (Hotel connected to Convention center by over street enclosed walkway. See map here)                                            

Saturday

June 20th

Saturday is race day!

        
6:15am   Half Marathon Start                
7:45am   Marathon Start                
2:00-4:00pm   Post race celebration hosted by DM                

Sunday

June 21st

12:00pm    Hotel check out

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Jennifer Bodnar, Boston 2019

They care about every detail to make your trip so easy and enjoyable... all you have to worry about is your race.

Jay Seago, Wrightsvile 2019

Great times! Very well organized, and I got to make many new friends along the way. Mark and his team go above and beyond to provide all that is needed for an awesome running vacation.

Robert McBee, Boston 2019

Last year I froze while sitting in Athletes Village in the rain for over two hours. This year I stayed warm and dry thanks to Destination Marathons. My bags were waiting for me for easy pick up after the race.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Tatiana, Atlanta 2020

Cannot wait to use these folks again! They thought of everything for the weekend of spectating the Olympic marathon trials + racing the next day. The little extras and welcoming personalities were the icing on top of not having to worry about logistics at ALL.

Jay, Wrightsville 2019

Great times! Very well organized, and I got to make many new friends along the way. Mark and his team go above and beyond to provide all that is needed for an awesome running vacation.

Robert, Boston 2019

Last year I froze while sitting in Athletes Village in the rain for over two hours. This year I stayed warm and dry thanks to Destination Marathons. My bags were waiting for me for easy pick up after the race.

Meet Your Trip Hosts

Mark Janik

Mark started Destination Marathons to give runners the best race experience possible. He has been a runner since high school and has run many races including the Boston Marathon.

954.234.5586

PAUL MARTINO

 Lifelong runner, physical therapist, and former Executive Director of Let Me Run. Paul has run over 70 marathons in over 40 states. As a runner, volunteer and race director, he knows what goes into a great race weekend.

704.562.4770

FAQ

What is your payment policy?

Great question! You can view it here.

What if I want to add on an extra night?

Due to limited availability, we cannot guarantee that additional nights will be available. Please email Berkley Benton to inquire about adding nights on to your package.

Do you offer transportation to Duluth?

At this time, we are not providing transportation to Duluth. The expo, finish line, and race morning transportation are all within walking distance of the hotel. See a map here.

Can I bring a guest?

Our base package for this race includes excursions and amenities for 1. You may add up to (1) running or non-running guest to a shared suite (they will be asked to use the pull out couch) and up to (2) running or non-running guests to a private suite.  See our Guest Add On details for this race here.

Payment and refunds

 

Payment Policy

Pay deposit. Pay $200 deposit up front. Remaining balance due 60 days before start of trip (April 19th, 2020).  Refunds follow guidelines below.

 

OR

Pay in full. Refunds follow guidelines below.

Refund Timeline

Refunds must be received in writing. Trip start for Grandma's is June 19th, 2020.

 

Now - 60 days before trip start | Receive full refund

59 - 30 days before trip start | Receive $200 partial refund back 

30 - 0 days before trip start | Refunds cannot be given

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