Grandma's Marathon + Half
2 night base package
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New! Get a sold out half marathon bib.
Put down a deposit or pay in full for our Grandma’s Marathon Package in full to get access to (1) sold-out Grandma’s half marathon. Bib instructions will be emailed out by our staff upon completion of purchase.
We create a detailed cheer plan and invite your spectators to all of our exclusive events.
Our hotel is just 100 yards from the finish line and 0.3 mi to the race morning shuttles and expo.
We’ve got you covered for the pre-race dinner. Enjoy local Italian fare without having to leave the hotel.
2 Night Stay
Enjoy 2 nights at the Suites Hotel with a kitchenette + pull out in every 2-room suite.
Sit back, relax, and let us handle the logistics.
Welcome to Duluth! For those extending their trip and arriving on Thursday, this is for you. 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 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.
3:00pm Check in opens
3:00-5:00pm Meet DM Hosts and pick up goodie bag
5:30 – 7:30pm Pre-Race Past Dinner
*Expo open from 10:00am – 9:00pm Friday
6:15am Half Marathon Start
7:45am Marathon Start
2:00-4:00pm Post race celebration hosted by DM
12:00pm Hotel check out for those who have extended their stay to Sunday
Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza
Centrally located in the heart of Canal Park, The Suites Hotel is just 100 yards from the finish line, a 5-minute walk to the race morning shuttles, and a convenient 8-minute walk to the expo.
Hotel map and surroundings
Downtown Duluth, Minnesota
Choose to pay in full or put down a fully refundable deposit to reserve your trip.
Pay in full
Our base price includes 2 nights in a private suite.
Pay a $250 fully refundable deposit to reserve your trip, then pay your remaining balance later.
Pay for add ons when paying your remaining balance.
A $250 refundable deposit will hold your spot, or pay in full.
April 18th, 2021
|60 days prior to trip|
Package must be paid in full. Last day to request a full refund
May 18th, 2021
|30 days prior to trip|
Last day to request a partial refund (50% of amount paid) back
Refund requests made after May 18th, 2021 will not be refunded and are at the discretion of Destination Marathons. Please contact us with any questions you may have. We would love to create a package that is tailored to you!
Meet your hosts
Mark started Destination Marathons to give runners the best race experience possible. He has been a runner since high school and still enjoys the sport.
Founder / CEO
Berkley is a "run for fun" kind of girl. She loves traveling and is looking forward to visiting Minnesota for the first time.
Customer Experience Designer
An avid runner, Paul has completed over 70 marathons and is well on his way to completing his goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.
Director of Strategic Partnerships