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Grandma’s Marathon

Registration for the 2017 Grandma’s Marathon opened at 10 a.m. CT on October 1, 2016. Registration for the race is open until race hits capacity or June 1, 2017.

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Lottery registration for the 2017 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is now closed and the race is at capacity. Click here for lottery details. Registration for 2018 will open October 1, 2017.

William A. Irvin 5K

Registration for the 2017 William A. Irvin 5K is closed. Registration is limited to the first 2,000 registrants. Registration for 2018 will open October 1, 2017.

Great Grandma’s Challenge

Registration for the “Full” Great Grandma’s Challenge (marathon and 5K) and the “Half” Great Grandma’s Challenge (half marathon and 5K) will opened at 10 a.m. CT on October 1, 2016. Each challenge is limited to the first 500 registrants.

2-Year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry

Secure yourself an entry into the 2017 and 2018 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon through this fundraiser for the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma’s Marathon program. Half of the proceeds from each entry ($202.50) directly benefit the YAF, and are tax deductible. Offer is limited to the first 100 registrants and has reached capacity.

KP Challenge

By participating in the KP Challenge, you’re committing to run three popular Grandma’s Marathon races, strategically spaced throughout the year.

Accept the KP Challenge to:

  • Stick to a regular running schedule,
  • Train to gradually complete longer distances, and
  • Earn exclusive KP challenge swag!

The first race kicked off the 2nd annual KP Challenge on March 18, 2017. Registration for 2018 will begin January 1, 2018.

 Saint Fennessy 4K

Date: March 17, 2018

Details: Get your green on and dash through Hermantown! This zesty 4K brings you right to the party with LIVE music and tasty beverages courtesy of McKenzie’s and Pelican Coffee. All the action happens in Hermantown Square with a beer tent, bonfires, and prizes aplenty!

Registration for the 2018 Saint Fennessy 4K opens January 1, 2018.

Fitger’s 5K- SOLD OUT

The 2017 Fitger’s 5K is full. Late, walk-up registration is not available. Registration for the 2018 Fitger’s 5K opens January 1, 2018. 

Date: April 22, 2017

Details: This 3.1-mile race is run through the heart of Duluth’s historic downtown district and Canal Park. Starting and finishing at the iconic Fitger’s Brewery Complex, the 27th annual Fitger’s 5K is a great way for runners of all abilities to launch their spring training. All finishers receive a long-sleeve, quarter zip tech shirt. All finishers receive a medal. 


Park Point 5-Miler

Date: July 13, 2017

Details: The Park Point 5-miler – northern Minnesota’s oldest road race – is run along Minnesota Avenue through Duluth’s famous Park Point neighborhood. The 2-mile walk and kids races are held at the end of Park Point near the picnic pavilions. All finishers in the run and walk will receive a commemorative T-shirt, and ribbons will be awarded to youth race participants upon completion of their event.


Minnesota Mile

Date: September 8, 2017

Registration for the 2017 Minnesota Mile will open in July of 2017.

Details: The Minnesota Mile features five separate divisions—Grandma’s Minnesota Mile (Elite), Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite), All City Mile (Recreational), Wheelchair Race and the Verizon Kids Mile. The Minnesota Mile races are run on a point-to-point course starting near Fitger’s, running through the heart of Downtown Duluth on Superior Street and finishing near the Holiday Center.