Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Home

Date: June 18, 2022
Start Time: 6:00 a.m.
Location: Scenic Highway 61 to Duluth, MN
Race Capacity: 8,000 (FULL)
Swag: Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Finisher Shirt, Finisher Medal

Pricing Structure (In-Person)
October 1-October 15 — $110
October 16-December 31 — $120
January 1-March 31 — $130
April 1-June 1 — $140

Pricing Structure (Virtual)
October 1-June 1 — $100

The 2022 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon has reached its capacity limit. If you’re still interested in running this race, please explore one of the following options for June 2022:

NOTE: If you were registered for one of the 2020 Grandma’s Marathon weekend races and did not receive your promo code (sent via email on September 5, 2020), click here to find instructions on how to obtain your code.


Garry Bjorklund won the inaugural Grandma’s Marathon in 1977 and was again the champion in 1980.

While that may be his local claim to fame, the Duluth area native also represented the United States in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, placing 13th in the 10,000m.

In 1991, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon was created to recognize his lifelong contributions to running throughout the area and state of Minnesota.

The race has now grown to become one of the largest half marathons in the country, welcoming approximately 10,000 participants each year to the shores of Lake Superior.


Race Raves: Runner’s Choice

The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon was named the top half marathon in the state of Minnesota by RaceRaves users and readers.

The list, released in 2019, crowned the 50 best half marathons in the United States based on votes from thousands of runners across the country, along with online reviews and ratings.

“When it comes to hosting a scenic destination event,” the award blurb reads, “Duluth knows best.”


Future Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon Dates

June 17, 2023
June 22, 2024
June 21, 2025
June 20, 2026
June 19, 2027
June 17, 2028
June 16, 2029
June 22, 2030

Women at finish line of Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth MN