GRANDMA’S MARATHON HAS BEEN CANCELLED

GRANDMA’S MARATHON HAS BEEN CANCELLED Race Weekend was scheduled for June 19-20, 2020 (Duluth, Minn.): Grandma’s Marathon–Duluth, Inc. has cancelled their 2020 race weekend of events scheduled for June 19-20, 2020, due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic. The decision comes after careful deliberation by the Grandma’s Marathon staff and board of directors […]


Guaranteed Entry into the 2021 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

INTRODUCING A NEW FEATURE OF THE KP CHALLENGE! Guaranteed Entry into the 2021 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (Duluth, Minn.) – Organizers announced today, a new, exciting feature of the KP Challenge that will allow participants ages 12 and older that complete the challenge to qualify for a guaranteed entry into the 2021 Garry Bjorklund Half […]


Phil Vassar to headline 2019 Grandma’s Marathon

Phil Vassar to headline 2019 Grandma’s Marathon Early bird tickets to Rock the Big Top Tent at Grandma’s Marathon go on sale April 4 Duluth, Minn. – Come for the race, stay for the party and “Rock The Big Top” on marathon weekend! All the bands in this year’s lineup were selected for the energy […]


Awards: Top five best marathons in the country & top marathon in Minnesota

GRANDMA’S MARATHON RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS (Duluth, MN) – Grandma’s Marathon was named by BibRave to The BibRave 100: A Definitive List of the Best Races in America. Grandma’s Marathon was identified as one of the top five best marathons in the country, and was also included as one of the top 10 finalists in the […]


Kerr, Eccleston Win at the 12th Annual Minnesota Mile

Kerr, Eccleston Win at the 12th Annual Minnesota Mile (Duluth, Minn.) – Josh Kerr, won today’s Grandma’s Marathon Minnesota Mile road race on Skyline Parkway. Kerr, 20, of Johnson City, Tennessee, finished in 4:10.5 and claimed the first-place prize of $2,500. Daniel Herrera of New Orleans, Louisiana, placed second in 4:11.1 and Boulder’s Riley Masters, […]


Barno, Taylor Claim Victories at Grandma’s Marathon

Barno, Taylor Claim Victories at Grandma’s Marathon Barno is the first 4 time consecutive Men’s Grandma’s Marathon Champion Taylor is the first American Champion since 2009 (Duluth, Minn.) – Kenya’s Elisha Barno successfully defended his title and became the first four-time consecutive Grandma’s Marathon champion by claiming victory in the 42nd annual Grandma’s Marathon. Barno […]


Charity Arm Surpasses $1 Million in Community Contributions

GRANDMA’S MARATHON CHARITY ARM SURPASSES $1 MILLION IN COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS (Duluth, MN) – As of June 1st, the year-round charity organization of Grandma’s Marathon, the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), has surpassed one million dollars in contributions to area nonprofit organizations that are focused on youth fitness. The main focus of the organization is to promote […]


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 […]


Grandma’s Marathon received Minnesota Signature Event Award

GRANDMA’S MARATHON RECEIVES AWARDS (Duluth, MN) – The 2018 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference was held in Mankato, MN, on March 6-7, 2018. Several individuals, organizations and tourism businesses were recognized at the annual Excellence in Tourism Awards banquet for their contributions to the state’s $15 billion travel industry. Grandma’s Marathon was presented with the “Minnesota […]