Grandma’s Blog

Grandma’s Blog

COVID-19 Update/Cancellation

3/31/20: 2020 Grandma’s Marathon Cancellation Statement              This is not the news that we wanted to be sharing with our running community, but after very careful deliberation, we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Grandma’s Marathon Race Weekend of events. The staff and board of Grandma’s […]


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Official Statement

3/24/20: At this time, Grandma’s Marathon is still on as scheduled for June 19-20, 2020. However, due to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it is important to understand that scheduling changes could still occur, including canceling the event. Registration for Grandma’s Marathon will remain open until June 1, unless a change occurs. Entry fees […]


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, […]


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 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 […]