Runners Being Offered Several Options For The 2020 Park Point 5-Miler
Grandma's Marathon has announced the Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk will go on as scheduled, with a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan firmly in place, along with a virtual option.
Organizers worked with guidance from the City of Duluth and the Grandma’s Marathon Medical Director to formulate their plan, which falls within the COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Participants are able to choose from multiple different times to run/walk the in-person event or they can choose to race virtually if they want to complete their distance on their own.
The chip timed, in-person Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Here is how it will be structured:
- Throughout the day there will be (3) three-hour time blocks (Sunrise, Midday and Twilight). The Sunrise block will take place from 6:00-9:00 a.m., the Midday block from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and the Twilight block from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
- Each block will include 10 waves of up to 25 people socially distanced at 6 feet apart, and participants will be able to select their wave during the registration process.
- Waves are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and registration for each wave will close once the 25 person per wave capacity is met.
If the virtual option of the Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk is selected, participants will be given the opportunity to complete their race at any time and location between July 13 and July 17.
Registration for the event is open now. The adult entry fee is $30 and youth pricing is $10 for children ages 6-14. Online registration for the in-person option closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 13, and registration for the virtual option closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 16. There will be no exclusive kids-only dashes this year.
Please follow the link below to see all the safety measures that are being put into place and to register for the event.