2019 Registration – What To Expect

Registration for the 2019 Grandma’s Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, William A. Irvin 5K, Great Grandma’s Full and Half Challenges and the 2-Year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry Opportunity will open at 7 p.m. CT on October 1, 2018. As in past years, there will be a high-volume of visitors to our registration site […]


Grandma’s Marathon Increases Security Again For 2018 Event

(Duluth, MN) – Since 2013, the security protocols surrounding Grandma’s Marathon have more than doubled. Some of the most noticeable measures were activated last year with gravel-filled trucks blocking Canal Park Drive, along with sand-filled barrels and barricades preventing access to the racecourse in other locations from start to finish. Most of the security measures […]


Deployed 148th Fighter Wing to virtually run the William A. Irvin 5K

148th Fighter Wing to virtually run the William A. Irvin 5K Deployed airmen provided opportunity to participate overseas (Duluth, MN) – The 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota National Guard is currently deployed to southwest Asia, in support of United States Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) operations; however, their deployment is not deterring them from […]


2019 Grandma’s Marathon Registration

2019 GRANDMA’S MARATHON REGISTRATION (Duluth, MN): Registration for the 2019 Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K, will open on October 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. CST. This is the third year that registration for all three races will open on the same day, […]


Why Race Entries Can’t Be Transferred After May 1

Why Race Entries Can’t Be Transferred After May 1 After May 1, Grandma’s Marathon staff sets their focus on a heavy load of administrative work that needs to happen in order to ensure a safe and smooth race day experience for around 18,000 runners. It includes assigning bib numbers, finisher shirts and medals along with […]


Race Course Reroute Confirmed for Grandma’s Marathon

(Duluth, MN) – Participants in the 42nd annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend will have the first opportunity to experience a modified race course for both the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon due to a construction project that is underway to transform downtown Duluth. Historically, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon follows the same course as […]


Grandma’s Marathon is working towards becoming a Zero Waste Event

(Duluth, MN) – With the help of major sponsor Waste Management, Grandma’s Marathon is committed to hosting an eco-friendly marathon each year and green initiatives are an important part of the operational planning of race weekend. A sustainable marathon creates partnerships with companies committed to environmental stability, and provides opportunities for participants and volunteers to […]


Sugar Ray to headline 2018 Grandma’s Marathon

Entertainment tickets for Grandma’s Marathon go on sale March 15 (Duluth, Minn). – Come for the race, stay for the party and “Rock The Big Top” with the best live entertainment Canal Park has to offer! Grandma’s Marathon is excited to present Sugar Ray as the headliner for the Big Top Tent on Friday, June […]


CLIF Pace Teams

Reach your Grandma’s Marathon or Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon goal by teaming up with CLIF Bar’s experienced pace teams!  Supporting runners from novice to the veteran, joining a pace team is FREE and no sign-up is required. What are the CLIF Pace Teams pace times for Grandma’s Marathon & the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon? Grandma’s Marathon times: […]