Grandma’s Blog

Grandma’s Blog

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!


Updating your Registration Info

Would you like to edit your registration info? If you need to make a change to your info (address, email, phone number, finisher shirt size, etc.), please follow the steps below. 1. Log onto RaceRoster 2. Click the green Sign In button in the upper right corner of the page. Sign into the Race Roster account that you […]


Grandma’s Marathon Event Alert System

Ever wonder what the colored flags you see along the Grandma’s Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon course mean? Before the big race, take some time to familiarize yourself with the flags and what they mean on race day. Grandma’s Marathon uses the Event Alert System (EAS) to communicate information on current course conditions pre-event and […]


Grandma’s Go Zone | Saturday, May 27

  The long run is one of the important and exciting parts of training for Grandma’s Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, it also can be one of the most challenging. If you’re going out for a long training run along the North Shore and you’re worried about fueling your run on Saturday, relax. […]