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 […]


Members Cooperative Credit Union Becomes A Presenting Sponsor Of Grandma’s Marathon

(Duluth, MN)  – Grandma’s Marathon and Members Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU) announced today a multi-year partnership, with Members Cooperative Credit Union becoming an official presenting sponsor of Grandma’s Marathon. Members Cooperative Credit Union will be joining Toyota at the highest sponsor level for the 41st running of the event on June 17, 2017. Registration opened […]


Grandma’s Marathon Registration Opens October 1

(Duluth, MN:) Registration for the 41st Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K, will open at 10 a.m. on October 1, 2016. This is the second year that registration for all three races will open on the same day. Entries for Grandma’s Marathon will be taken […]


Grandma’s Marathon Names Race Director

(Duluth, Minn.) Grandma’s Marathon – Duluth, Inc. is pleased to announce that Greg Haapala has accepted the position of Race Director. Haapala has been a full-time employee with Twin Cities In Motion, the nonprofit organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, since 2012, serving as the Participant Services and Events Manager. He oversaw the Health […]


Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Registration Update

October 20, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kellie Cloutier, Grandma’s Marathon, Public Relations Director Phone: (218) 727-0947 Email Address: kellie@grandmasmarathon.com Grandma’s Marathon 40th Anniversary Registration Initial Price Increase Approaching Duluth, Minn. – Grandma’s Marathon will remain at the lowest registration cost until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21. In only 21 days, over 4,000 runners […]


Registration for 2016 Grandma’s Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5k Opens October 1, 2015

(Duluth, MN:) Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc. announced today that registration for the 40th Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K, will open at midnight on October 1, 2015. This is the first time that registration for all three races will open on the same day. “We […]