Grandma’s Blog

Grandma’s Blog

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 […]