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2019 Registration – What To Expect

Registration for the 2019 Grandma’s Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, William A. Irvin 5K, Great Grandma’s Full and Half Challenges and the 2-Year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry Opportunity will open at 7 p.m. CT on October 1, 2018. As in past years, there will be a high-volume of visitors to our registration site […]


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 […]


Kerr, Eccleston Win at the 12th Annual Minnesota Mile

Kerr, Eccleston Win at the 12th Annual Minnesota Mile (Duluth, Minn.) – Josh Kerr, won today’s Grandma’s Marathon Minnesota Mile road race on Skyline Parkway. Kerr, 20, of Johnson City, Tennessee, finished in 4:10.5 and claimed the first-place prize of $2,500. Daniel Herrera of New Orleans, Louisiana, placed second in 4:11.1 and Boulder’s Riley Masters, […]


Barno, Taylor Claim Victories at Grandma’s Marathon

Barno, Taylor Claim Victories at Grandma’s Marathon Barno is the first 4 time consecutive Men’s Grandma’s Marathon Champion Taylor is the first American Champion since 2009 (Duluth, Minn.) – Kenya’s Elisha Barno successfully defended his title and became the first four-time consecutive Grandma’s Marathon champion by claiming victory in the 42nd annual Grandma’s Marathon. Barno […]


Charity Arm Surpasses $1 Million in Community Contributions

GRANDMA’S MARATHON CHARITY ARM SURPASSES $1 MILLION IN COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS (Duluth, MN) – As of June 1st, the year-round charity organization of Grandma’s Marathon, the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), has surpassed one million dollars in contributions to area nonprofit organizations that are focused on youth fitness. The main focus of the organization is to promote […]


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 […]