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MEDIA INFORMATION

Every person comes to Grandma’s Marathon with a story, and our local, regional, and national media partners work tirelessly to bring those stories to life and share them across our community, our state, and the world.

MEDIA GUIDE

To view or download the most recent version of the Grandma’s Marathon Media Guide, please use the link below.

RECORDS & RESULTS

Current, up-to-date records and historical results can be viewed using the following links:

LOGOS & PHOTOS

To request the Grandma’s Marathon logo or high-resolution photos from our event, please contact Marketing & Public Relations Director Zach Schneider via email at [email protected].

MEDIA CREDENTIALS

Official Grandma’s Marathon media credentials are required for all working media on race weekend and must always be visible. Media members will have access to certain restricted areas, including along the racecourse and inside the Media Center (located near the finish line).

To access the secure finish line area, media members must apply for and display an official Grandma’s Marathon finish line ribbon along with their media credential.

Media credential requests will open in early May and can be made by completing the form linked below. IMPORTANT: Please complete one application per media member, even if working for the same organization.

2024 Grandma’s Marathon Media Credential Application

All media credential requests must be made prior to June 14, 2024.

Upon your media credentials being approved, you will receive via email a complete weekend schedule along with several advance story leads for the Grandma’s Marathon weekend.

Prior to the race, you will also receive a digital, searchable version of our participant database. Our elite athlete field will be announced and distributed in early June, though all participation is subject to change prior to the race.

The complete Grandma’s Marathon Media Guide will be delivered via email in early June. Printed copies can be requested, and those will be available for pickup on race weekend.

All Grandma’s Marathon media credentials will be available for pickup on Friday, June XX at the Media Center (425 S. Lake Avenue). To make other arrangements, please email Marketing & Public Relations Director Zach Schneider at [email protected].

MEDIA GUIDE

The 2024 Grandma’s Marathon Media Guide will be available for digital download prior to race weekend. Please indicate on your media credential application if you’d also like printed copy of the Media Guide.

RECORDS & RESULTS

Results for each of the weekend’s three races – Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, and the William A. Irvin 5K – will be available online in real-time on mtecresults.com. Credentialed media members will also be given a media-only link that allows more specific and powerful searching. Printed copies of results can be provided in the Media Center upon request. All race results are unofficial until certified.

 

NOTE: We will recognize the top 10 men and women from Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in the Media Center on race day with a short awards ceremony followed by a post-race media conference.

 

Current records and historical results can be viewed using the following links:

MEDIA CENTER

The Grandma’s Marathon Media Center is located in The Garden Event Center (425 S. Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802) near the finish line area in Canal Park.

The Media Center will be open on Saturday, June 22 from 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Table space, wireless internet, and refreshments will be provided for working media members throughout the day.

A media credential is required to access the Media Center on race weekend.

RACECOURSE COVERAGE

Travel on race weekend is limited and traffic can be congested. Team coverage is encouraged, and we do not recommend one person attempt to cover both the start and finish lines of Grandma’s Marathon.

The best stationary positions for media, other than the finish line, are along the access roads connected to the MN-61 Expressway or along London Road and Superior Street.

NOTE: There is no media parking available in Canal Park lots on race day. Paid parking is available at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), Bayfront Festival Park, and in downtown Duluth.

MEDIA VEHICLES & BICYCLES

No unofficial or private vehicles, including bicycles, are allowed on the racecourse at any time during the running of Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, or the William A. Irvin 5K.

Live trucks or other broadcast units used at the finish area must be parked in Canal Park before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, and their location must be pre-approved by race officials. The finish area will be closed to traffic from Friday morning until approximately 4:00 p.m. on race day.

MAJOR MEDIA PARTNERS

WDIO-TV and the Northland FAN 106.5 FM are the official television and radio stations of Grandma’s Marathon and will air simulcast race-day coverage from 7:00 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m., featuring commentary from Dick Beardsley, Kara Goucher, Carrie Tollefson, and Doug Kurtis.

The Duluth News Tribune is the official newspaper of Grandma’s Marathon and will provide comprehensive online coverage in addition to printing full race results in the Wednesday, June 26 edition.

LOGOS & PHOTOS

To request the Grandma’s Marathon logo or high-resolution photos from our event, please contact Marketing & Public Relations Director Zach Schneider via email at [email protected].

NEWS & RACE HISTORY

For interview requests or more information about Grandma’s Marathon, media members are asked to contact Marketing & Public Relations Director Zach Schneider via email at [email protected] or to call our office at (218) 727-0947.

2023 GRANDMA'S MARATHON MEDIA RELEASES

June 28, 2023
GRANDMA’S MARATHON EARNS FACILITY OF MERIT AWARD FOLLOWING POST-PANDEMIC RETURN

June 20, 2023
THREE RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS 1,000-MILER AWARD AT 2023 GRANDMA’S MARATHON

June 18, 2023
SPENCER NAMED 2023 SCOTT A. KEENAN FOUNDER’S AWARD RECIPIENT

June 17, 2023
VETERAN, ROOKIE CLAIM TITLES AT 47TH ANNUAL GRANDMA’S MARATHON

June 17, 2023
A TALE OLD AND NEW FOR 47TH ANNUAL GRANDMA’S MARATHON WHEELCHAIR CHAMPIONS

June 17, 2023
MONTOYA BREAKS GOUCHER’S RECORD, REICHOW BESTS OWN PR TO WIN 33RD ANNUAL GARRY BJORKLUND HALF MARATHON

June 16, 2023
SHEA, CERBIN-BOHACH LEAD THE WAY AT 30TH ANNUAL WILLIAM A. IRVIN 5K

June 15, 2023
EXPANDED KIDS’ PROGRAMMING AGAIN PLANNED FOR 2023 GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

June 13, 2023
TRADITION CONTINUES AT MICHELINA’S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER

June 12, 2023
LIVE MUSIC AGAIN SET FOR BAYFRONT FESTIVAL PARK ON GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

June 10, 2023
GRANDMA’S MARATHON SEEKING RESPONSIBLE SPORT CERTIFICATION IN 2023

June 9, 2023
GOUCHER, MARIELLA DÉSIR TO HIGHLIGHT 2023 ESSENTIA HEALTH FITNESS EXPO

June 8, 2023
FORMER CHAMPIONS HIGHLIGHT STRONG FIELD AT 2023 GRANDMA’S MARATHON

June 6, 2023
THREE TO ENTER GRANDMA’S MARATHON HALL OF FAME AS CLASS OF 2023

June 4, 2023
ROVINSKY TO RECEIVE 2023 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM GRANDMA’S MARATHON

June 3, 2023
GRANDMA’S MARATHON CHOSEN BY RUNNERS AS TOP RACE IN MINNESOTA

June 2, 2023
ALISON MARIELLA DÉSIR TO APPEAR AS SPECIAL GUEST DURING 2023 GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

May 31, 2023
GOUCHER TO JOIN AS ANALYST, WDIO & TOWNSQUARE TEAM UP FOR GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

May 30, 2023
GOMAN, TUSKEN TO RECEIVE 2023 RUDY PERPICH PUBLIC SERVICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

May 23, 2023
BOTELLO JIMENEZ TO RECEIVE 2023 RON DAWS AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

May 9, 2023
ALLEN TO RECEIVE 2023 MARSH NELSON MEDIA AWARD FROM GRANDMA’S MARATHON

April 29, 2023
ANDREWS, DESUTTER NAMED 2023 GRANDMA’S MARATHON VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

March 23, 2023
GRANDMA’S MARATHON FIELD FULL, MARKING ONE OF QUICKEST SELLOUTS ON RECORD

November 8, 2022
2023 GARRY BJORKLUND HALF MARATHON REACHES SELLOUT

September 21, 2022
REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1 FOR 2023 GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

2022 GRANDMA'S MARATHON MEDIA RELEASES

June 18, 2022
KENYA, MINNESOTA AGAIN REIGN SUPREME AT 2022 GRANDMA’S MARATHON 

June 18, 2022
KEMOI, EDWARDS WIN 2022 GARRY BJORKLUND HALF MARATHON TITLES

June 17, 2022
CHETTLE, LONG WIN TITLES AT 2022 WILLIAM A. IRVIN 5K

June 15, 2022
PLENTY OF OPTIONS FOR SUPPORTERS AT 2022 GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

June 15, 2022
RECORD FIELD EXPECTED FOR 2022 WILLIAM A. IRVIN 5K TO KICK OFF RACE WEEKEND

June 14, 2022
FITNESS EXPO, SPAGHETTI DINNER WILL AGAIN KICK OFF GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

June 13, 2022
PAST CHAMPIONS, LONGTIME VOLUNTEERS HIGHLIGHT GRANDMA’S MARATHON AWARD WINNERS 

June 9, 2022
EXPANDED KIDS’ PROGRAMMING PLANNED FOR 46TH ANNUAL GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

June 5, 2022
DEB PAWLOWICZ INDUCTED INTO GRANDMA’S MARATHON HALL OF FAME

May 30, 2022
SOLD OUT! GRANDMA’S MARATHON REACHES FIRST SELLOUT SINCE 2016

May 23, 2022
MONICA HALLIGAN INDUCTED INTO GRANDMA’S MARATHON HALL OF FAME

May 9, 2022
DICK SKOGG INDUCTED INTO GRANDMA’S MARATHON HALL OF FAME

April 19, 2022
LIVE MUSIC RETURNS TO BAYFRONT AS PART OF 2022 GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

April 13, 2022
NORTH SHORE STRIDERS REUNION PLANNED FOR 2022 GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

April 6, 2022
ANDERSON’S MAPLE SYRUP JOINS GRANDMA’S MARATHON AS MAJOR SPONSOR

March 1, 2022
JIM GREENFIELD INDUCTED INTO GRANDMA’S MARATHON HALL OF FAME

February 8, 2022
RICK RECKER INDUCTED INTO GRANDMA’S MARATHON HALL OF FAME

December 30, 2021
ENTRY FEES INCREASE ON JANUARY 1 AHEAD OF 2022 GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

September 27, 2021
REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY FOR 2022 GRANDMA’S MARATHON WEEKEND

September 3, 2021
GRANDMA’S MARATHON WINS TOP HONORS IN STATEWIDE READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS PROGRAM