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(Duluth, MN) – Grandma’s Marathon Duluth, Inc. first introduced HOKA ONE ONE® as the official and exclusive shoe of Grandma’s Marathon in 2017, and recently solidified a two-year partnership extension. The 42nd running of the annual road race will take place in Duluth, Minnesota on June 16, 2018. The iconic race attracts runners from all 50 states and 40 countries, bringing the race to prominence as the eleventh largest marathon in the United States.


“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Grandma’s Marathon, a world-class event with small-town, old-school running charm,” said Mike McManus, Senior Sports Marketing Manager at HOKA ONE ONE. “It is no wonder this race attracts runners from all around the world, and we are proud to support it.”


As the official shoe sponsor of the race, HOKA will have a prominent presence at all marathon weekend activities including the Essentia Health Fitness Expo, William A. Irvin 5K, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon.


Grandma’s Marathon Executive Director Shane Bauer states “We believe in HOKA’s products, and couldn’t be more pleased to retain their brand as the official running shoe of Grandma’s Marathon!”


Registration for the 2018 marathon opened October 1, 2017. For more information or to register for the 42nd Grandma’s Marathon Weekend June 14-16, 2018 presented by Toyota and Members Cooperative Credit Union, please visit


For additional information on HOKA, please visit or follow @hokaoneone and #timetofly.