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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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


List of People included in the first mailing of the 2018 Jackets

CLICK HERE to view a list of people who are included in the first mailing of the fleece-lined, full-zip 2018 jackets. If your name is not on this list, your jacket will be mailed in the next mailing soon.   Thank you and please feel free to call us at 218-727-0947 with any questions. Happy Training!