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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 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 […]


Deployed 148th Fighter Wing to virtually run the William A. Irvin 5K

148th Fighter Wing to virtually run the William A. Irvin 5K Deployed airmen provided opportunity to participate overseas (Duluth, MN) – The 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota National Guard is currently deployed to southwest Asia, in support of United States Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) operations; however, their deployment is not deterring them from […]


Why Race Entries Can’t Be Transferred After May 1

Why Race Entries Can’t Be Transferred After May 1 After May 1, Grandma’s Marathon staff sets their focus on a heavy load of administrative work that needs to happen in order to ensure a safe and smooth race day experience for around 18,000 runners. It includes assigning bib numbers, finisher shirts and medals along with […]


12 Unique Things To Do In Duluth – TRAVELMAG

12 UNIQUE THINGS TO DO IN DULUTH BY PAUL JOSEPH  Perched on the banks of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, and set against rocky cliffs and pristine forests, the port city of Duluth is one of Minnesota’s most scenic places to visit. There are also endless opportunities to enjoy the great […]


Grandma’s Marathon is working towards becoming a Zero Waste Event

(Duluth, MN) – With the help of major sponsor Waste Management, Grandma’s Marathon is committed to hosting an eco-friendly marathon each year and green initiatives are an important part of the operational planning of race weekend. A sustainable marathon creates partnerships with companies committed to environmental stability, and provides opportunities for participants and volunteers to […]


Hoka One One is Official Shoe of Grandma’s Marathon through 2019

HOKA ONE ONE IS OFFICIAL SHOE OF GRANDMA’S MARATHON THROUGH 2019 (Duluth, MN) – Grandma’s Marathon Duluth, Inc. first introduced HOKA ONE ONE® as the official and exclusive shoe of Grandma’s Marathon in 2017, and recently solidified a two-year partnership extension. The 42nd running of the annual road race will take place in Duluth, Minnesota […]


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 […]


Sugar Ray to headline 2018 Grandma’s Marathon

Entertainment tickets for Grandma’s Marathon go on sale March 15 (Duluth, Minn). – Come for the race, stay for the party and “Rock The Big Top” with the best live entertainment Canal Park has to offer! Grandma’s Marathon is excited to present Sugar Ray as the headliner for the Big Top Tent on Friday, June […]


CLIF Pace Teams

Reach your Grandma’s Marathon or Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon goal by teaming up with CLIF Bar’s experienced pace teams!  Supporting runners from novice to the veteran, joining a pace team is FREE and no sign-up is required. What are the CLIF Pace Teams pace times for Grandma’s Marathon & the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon? Grandma’s Marathon times: […]