Race Information

Racecourse Information

The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon starts just north of Duluth, MN and runs along Scenic Highway 61 and the shores of Lake Superior before taking participants through the heart of downtown Duluth and finishing in historic Canal Park.

After four years of using a modified racecourse due to construction, the 2022 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon will return to the traditional Superior Street course. 

Time Requirement: Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon participants must maintain a 14-minute mile pace, finishing in 3:03:40 or faster. Slower participants will need to move to the side of the course for full marathon safety reasons.


Water & Aid Stations

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon water and aid stations will be located at Miles 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Water and Powerade Ion4 (Mountain Berry Blast) will be provided in cups at every station.

GU will be available at Mile 4, in strawberry-banana and vanilla bean flavors. Fresh fruit will be available near Mile 9.


Packet Pickup

Race packets are distributed on Grandma’s Marathon weekend at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). Participants are also given the option at time of registration to have their race packet sent via mail.

For more specifics on when and where to pick up your race packet , please click the button below.


Race Rules

By registering to participate in a Grandma’s Marathon wekened event, you agree to follow all the rules and regulations set forth by our organization.

For more specifics on the rules in place and what is permissible during Grandma’s Marathon weekend, please click the button below.


Road Closures

Grandma’s Marathon works with the Duluth Police Department and St. Louis and Lake County Sheriff’s Departments on road closures and traffic advisories surrounding race weekend.

Please check back for the most up-to-date information on road closures and the potential impact on local residents and businesses.