Grandma’s Marathon Registration Opens October 1


(Duluth, MN:) Registration for the 41st Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K, will open at 10 a.m. on October 1, 2016. This is the second year that registration for all three races will open on the same day.

Entries for Grandma’s Marathon will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the race reaches 9,000 participants. Those who register to run the 26.2-mile race before December 31 will receive a commemorative quarter zip jacket free of charge. After December 31, runners will have the option to purchase the jacket at a discounted price.

The entry process for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is conducted through a lottery in which 7,000 participants will be randomly selected. Half-marathon hopefuls can submit their registration for the lottery anytime between October 1 and October 31. The drawing will be conducted during the first week of November, and selected participants will be notified via email.

The William A. Irvin 5K is limited to the first 2,000 participants. The 3.1-mile racecourse features a tour through Canal Park and all finishers will be awarded a medal and finisher shirt.

The entry fee for the 41st running of Grandma’s Marathon starts at $110 with price increases scheduled until the race limit is met (see below for complete pricing structure). The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is $95 and the William A. Irvin 5K is $35 until October 31st.

Those looking for the ultimate race experience are invited to take the Great Grandma’s Challenge, which pairs the 5K with either the full or half marathon. Registration for the Great Grandma’s Challenge is limited to the first 500 individuals for each race and will also be available starting October 1. Half marathon challengers are guaranteed entry into the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

Registration for the three weekend races and the Great Grandma’s Challenge will be available online at www.GrandmasMarathon.com. For more information, contact Grandma’s Marathon at 218-727-0947 or grandmas@grandmasmarathon.com.

2017 Grandma’s Marathon Online Registration and Fee Structure

Grandma’s Marathon

October 1 – October 31, 2016:
$110 – includes commemorative quarter zip jacket

November 1 – December 31, 2016:
$125 – includes commemorative quarter zip jacket

January 1 – March 31, 2017:
$135 – option to purchase commemorative quarter zip

April 1 – June 1, 2017:
$145
 – option to purchase commemorative quarter zip

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

October 1 – October 31, 2016:

$95 – Lottery registration ends October 31, 2016; 7,000 participants selected at random

William A. Irvin 5K

October 1 – October 31, 2016:
$35 – Registration opens October 1, 2016; race is limited to first 2,000 registrants

November 1 until full:
$40 – race limited to first 2,000 registrants

Great Grandma’s Challenge- Marathon*

October 1 – October 31, 2016:
$170 –includes commemorative quarter zip jacket

November 1 – December 31, 2016:
$190 – includes commemorative quarter zip jacket

January 1 – March 31, 2017:
$200 – option to purchase a commemorative quarter zip

April 1 – June 1, 2017:
$210
 – option to purchase a commemorative quarter zip

*Great Grandma’s Challenge is limited to the first 500 registrants.

Great Grandma’s Challenge- Half Marathon

October 1 – October 31, 2016:
$155 – limited to the first 500 registrants; guaranteed entry into the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

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