With Duluth, the marathon is the draw. For how many years has RW ranked Grandma's among its top recommended marathons? It is not as if Grandma's (like MCM) is known for pulling in stellar elite fields, this race would hardly be on the radar if not for the constant hype from running media. For Duluth it is a tourist trap, and likely the biggest one of the year. Local businesses would be foolish to not take full advantage of that, though they do of course need to find a point that balances supply and demand well enough.