Minnesota Mile returns Friday evening to Enger Park

Runners will take a lap around Enger Park and Enger Tower, starting and finishing near Enger Park Golf Course

Runners take off from the starting line in the recreational heat of the 2021 Minnesota Mile on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Duluth.
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DULUTH — The 2022 Minnesota Mile gets underway at 6 p.m. Friday, starting and finishing near the Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth.

This year’s 5,280-foot course that encircles Enger Tower is the same as in previous years, but will be run in reverse. Runners will start at the intersection of West Skyline Parkway and Hank Jensen Drive, heading north on Hank Jensen Drive past Enger Tower Drive. They will continue straight onto West Skyline Parkway at Twin Ponds before heading south and finishing where they started.

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Recreational runners will start at 6 p.m., followed by the masters competitive division at 6:25 p.m., the open women’s competitive division at 6:35 p.m. and the open men’s competitive division at 6:45 p.m.

In addition to individual runners taking part, this year’s Minnesota Mile will also feature a team competition (minimum of three runners per team) for families, friends and co-workers. A corporate category that includes a traveling trophy has been added to the the all-female, all-male and mixed divisions.

The lead runners in the inaugural team relay competition as part of the Minnesota Mile take off from the starting line on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Duluth.
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West Skyline Parkway between Enger Park Golf Course to Twin Ponds will close to traffic at 5:15 p.m., as will Hank Jensen Drive between Twin Ponds and the golf course. Both will re-open at approximately 7:30 p.m. Enger Tower Drive will be closed to traffic from 5-7 p.m., and cars will not be able to leave Enger Park during that time.


Parking for spectators and participants will be available at Enger Park Golf Course. Free shuttles will also run continuously between the golf course and Lake Superior College from 4-8 p.m.

The Minnesota Mile is put on by Grandma’s Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation. Packet pickup and in-person registration is scheduled for noon- 6 p.m. Thursday at the Grandma’s Marathon office in Canal Park or from 3-6 p.m. Friday at Enger Park Golf Course. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for youth 12 and under.

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