In the early 1980s Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma’s Marathon at the time, started and directed the Minnesota Mile in Duluth, Minnesota. At the time, it was the second mile road race to be hosted in the United States behind the Fifth Avenue Mile directed by legendary race director, Fred Lebow. After a seven year run, the Minnesota Mile was discontinued.
In the summer of 2006, Keenan approached the staff and board of directors of Grandma’s Marathon with the idea of reviving the Minnesota Mile. The idea was unanimously supported.
Our goal is to make the Minnesota Mile one of the premier mile road-races in the United States.
July 10, 2014 - September 7, 2014
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
July 10, 2014
351 Canal Park Dr.
Duluth, Minnesota 55802