Elite Athletes

IMPORTANT: We have a limited number of spots available for the elite field at the 2021 Grandma’s Marathon, for both the running and wheelchair divisions.

We will NOT be hosting an elite field for the 2021 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

For our 2021 Grandma’s Marathon elite field, we are able to offer complimentary entry and lodging to those who qualify. Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, we are unable to offer travel and/or food stipends for 2021. For more information, click HERE.


How to Enter

To be considered for an elite entry into the 2021 Grandma’s Marathon, please submit your updated running resume highlighting your best performances during the past two years in distances of a half marathon or longer.

Please send your resume any time after January 1 to our Elite Athlete & Administration Director Sarah Culver via email at sarah@grandmasmarathon.com.


Prize Money

Due to budgetary constraints, prize money for the 2021 Grandma’s Marathon has been reduced from previous years and time incentive bonuses will not be awarded. For more prize money information, please see below:


Future Grandma’s Marathon Dates

June 18, 2022
June 17, 2023
June 22, 2024
June 21, 2025
June 20, 2026
June 19, 2027
June 17, 2028
June 16, 2029
June 22, 2030


The status of the 2021 Grandma’s Marathon weekend is subject to change at any time. 
We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic situation, and we will continue to monitor all updates from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If the status of the event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible.