Marathon Weekend Sale!

OK, we know this weekend looks different without Grandmas. But there's no reason to not celebrate the fact that we can still run!

This weekend only we are hosting a marathon weekend sale in store and online! It's going to be fun. It's going to be safe. And yes, there are going to be some killer deals.

Here are the details:

  • Get a FREE $20 gift card to Duluth Running Co. for every $100 spent in store or online. Includes purchases of clearance items. I.e. spend $300 and get $60 in gift cards. Online purchasers will have the choice of receiving an in store or online gift card, plus FREE shipping. Deal applies to all online purchases between 6/20 at 12:01 am and 6/21 at 11:59pm. No promo/discount code necessary. To shop online click here or the image below. Only exclusion: $20 gift card promotion can not be combined with the Grandmas Marathon virtual bag offer.
  • In store only: Exclusive clearance inventory with additional mark downs.

How we are making this event safe:

Tents will be located outside with clearance footwear spread out.

We are requiring masks to enter the store this weekend. We have spare masks if you forget.

Inside capacity will be reduced to 50% occupancy.

Hand sanitized will be placed outside and throughout the store.
In honor of the late Gabe Grunewald, we have brought in the Running on Hope @brooksrunning Launch 7. All profits will be donated to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center of behalf of the Brave Like Gabe Foundation. This shoe is available in store only. For more info on the Brave Like Gabe Foundation, visit
We have relaunched the Pike Lake 10K and Half Marathon for Sunday, September 27th, 2020. Expect beautiful fall colors during this newly relaunched run.

Over 500 people are already registered between the 10K and Half Marathon!

Yes, there is an obvious temptation to wait to register, but the question to ask yourself is, will you train
without having committed?
"No thyself" as the ancient greek aphorism would say.

Get ready for your choice of two fantastic Duluth area races around Pike Lake!

The Pike Lake 10K and Half Marathon traverse rolling hills with scenic views. Both events start and finish near the water’s edge of Pike Lake. The half marathon goes around the lake twice with a little extra addition on the second loop. Aid stations for both events are approximately every two miles. And all finishers receive a complimentary pancake breakfast after the event.

Duluth’s newest half marathon, the Pike Lake Half Marathon is the perfect race to cap off the fall. Expect a super well supported event with a rural feel on a course that packs plenty of rolling variation.

The start and finish for the 10K and Half Marathon will be held on the grounds of the Pike Lake Golf Course! Post race activities such as the pancake breakfast will also be held at the Pike Lake Golf Course.

New Virtual option:  
We’ve added a virtual option for participants. This option allows you to run the run a 10K or Half Marathon on any course you choose (we recommend a hilly one:). Your shirt, swag, and age group award (if you win one) we’ll be mailed to you after the event.

How will the event look: 
We can’t predict what the CDC recommendations will be by September 27th; however, we do know that a number of major running events are set to occur around the end of September and early October. We may require athletes to wear masks before the event takes off, possibly for the first hundred meters of the race, and during the post race party. Other measures like a staggered start may also need to be implemented. 

 What happens if the rescheduled event is cancelled? 
We will notify all participants well in advance if we need to cancel the physical event. If the second rendition is cancelled all participants will be automatically transferred to the virtual event. It will be your choice to participate in the virtual event. Shirts and awards will be mailed following the event. 
Below is the reveal of our quarter zip shirts (men's version shown). All participants in the 10K and half marathon receive a quarter zip fully sublimated shirt ($45 value).