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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]