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Saturday June 22, 2019 5:45 AM
Grandmas Marathon Viewing Train
Departing from Duluth Depot
Watch Grandmas Marathon in the most unique and comfortable way, onboard the coaches of the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

The train will be at the starting time with enough time to find your favorite runner, and watch the start of the marathon. We will then parallel the race course and keep pace with the lead runners for the first few miles, before we head back to Duluth so you can get to the finish line in time for the first marathoners to cross.

A truly unique experience you won't want to miss!

This is an ALL FIRST CLASS train! All seats include a hot breakfast, snacks, dessert, Mary's Bloody Marys and other beverages of choice (two drinks tickets included, cash bar available after). Additionally a dome-lounge car will be available for you to wander in and relax for a unique vantage point on the race. Two other adjacent cars with open doors and windows allow for viewing during the ride.

Please note that all First Class seats are tables of 4 and couples or individuals will be seated with other passengers.

Planned Schedule for 2019:
  • 5:45am: Depart Duluth Union Depot, enjoy food and drinks on the way to the starting line.
  • 7:30am: Watch the race begin! Follow alongside the elite runners for the first few miles of the race
  • 8:30-9:00: Option to de-board for Canal Park to catch the first Finishers of the race.
  • 9:00am: Return to Duluth Depot.
**THIS IS NOT THE RUNNERS' TRANSPORT TRAIN - PLEASE CONTACT GRANDMAS MARATHON FOR DETAILS ON RIDING THE TRAIN TO THE STARTING LINE**

Due to the nature of this excursion and limited seating, all passengers must be ticketed, including babies and children. We are sorry but this is not a wheelchair accessible event due to the nature of the historic rail equipment.

Sorry this excursion is sold out. Return to the Calendar