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Jun 19, 2011

Thanks to everyone involved with making our 35th annual celebration a huge success! We hope to see you next year...June 16, 2012.

Jun 8, 2011

Due to road construction projects on Interstate 35 from the Twin Cities to Duluth, please be aware that if you are driving to Duluth on I-35 you will potentially experience delays on race weekend.

If you plan to arrive in Duluth on Friday, June 17, we suggest leaving as early in the day as possible to avoid extended delays. We urge you to plan accordingly and give yourself extra travel time. Expect delays and heavy traffic Friday between 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. during the running of the William A. Irvin 5K.

For more information and maps related to the construction areas, click here:

For more detailed information specifically regarding the Duluth Mega Project click here:

Thanks in advance for your patience – have a safe trip to Duluth!




Grandma’s Marathon Staff and Board of Directors

Jun 6, 2011

To track a runner in Grandma's Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, click here

The tracking system, made possible through the support of Verizon Wireless, enables the progress of up to four Grandma’s Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon participants to be tracked at numerous checkpoints along the racecourse, including the finish line.


May 26, 2011

(Duluth, Minn.) Grandma’s Marathon is a making a $6,000 contribution to assist Red Cross relief efforts in the southeastern United States and Japan, following the recent natural disasters in those areas.

May 23, 2011

(Duluth, Minn.) Registration for the 35th running of Grandma's Marathon will remain open through Wednesday, June 1, race officials announced today.

May 11, 2011

Grandma’s Marathon is pleased to welcome Jack Link’s Beef Jerky as a proud sponsor of the 2011 marathon.  Whether you’re in the race or cheering from the sidelines, Jack Link’s, the number one brand of jerky, will be on-site throughout the weekend festivities, joining in the celebration and helping to keep hungry racers and fans energized.

In celebration of the partnership, Grandma’s Marathon and Jack Link’s want to give you a chance to win an entry to either the 2011 or 2012 Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon, along with a Jack Link’s Jerky gift pack.  Two winners will be selected at random!  It’s easy – just text PROTEIN2GO to 66937. Or, “Like” Grandma’s Marathon and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky on Facebook to learn more! 

May 10, 2011

 1,000 Positions Still Available

(Duluth, Minn.) If you have always wanted to experience Grandma’s Marathon but running just isn’t for you, then volunteering is the perfect solution.

Apr 27, 2011

April 27 and 28 Fit-n-Fun Program to feature Suzy Favor Hamilton

Three-time Olympian and seven-time national champion Suzy Favor Hamilton will be the featured speaker at the Essentia Health Fit-n-Fun Middle School Assemblies.

Apr 23, 2011

Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc. and Twin Cities In Motion announced an incentive bonus for any runner winning both of Minnesota’s largest marathons in 2011. 

A $10,000 bonus will be awarded to anyone capturing the open division titles at this year’s Grandma’s Marathon and Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.


Jan 10, 2011

Check out the Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) and its spring marathon and half marathon training programs!