Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Half marathon. Full spirits. No Lottery.

The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon takes you from the edge of the city limits all the way to the heart of Duluth. Along the way you’ll experience the empowerment of thousands of people cheering you on—beside you and on the sidelines. Wind your way along the beautiful North Shore and let this race invigorate you and your love for running.

The finish line is calling. Answer it.

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2017 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Start Time: 6:15 a.m.
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Entry Fee (non-refundable): $95

Registration for the 2018 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon opens on October 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. Central.

There will be NO LOTTERY for the 2018 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Registration. Entries will be taken online on a first come, first registered basis until the race reaches 7,500 participants beginning October 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. Central. 

Course Records:
Meb Keflezighi holds the men’s course record— 1 hour, 1 minutes, 22 seconds, set in 2013
Kara Goucher holds the women’s course record— 1 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds, set in 2012.


Time requirement policy

The policy requires participants to maintain a fourteen-minute-per-mile pace (finish in 3:03:40). Those unable to maintain this pace along the course will be bused back to the DECC parking lot.


Course information

The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is a point-to-point course on scenic Highway 61 along the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior. It begins approximately three blocks north of Clearwater Grille on Lake Superior and finishes in Duluth’s Canal Park. The course is run on the second half of the Grandma’s Marathon course.

Race Course Map