Great Grandma’s Challenge

Rise to the challenge.

Up for the ultimate running experience during Grandma’s Marathon weekend? Take the Great Grandma’s Challenge. By participating you’ll have the chance to take your Grandma’s Marathon weekend experience to a higher level by running the William A. Irvin 5K and Grandma’s Marathon OR the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

It’s time to challenge yourself.

Registration:  2020 Half Great Grandmas’s Challenge and the Full Great Grandma’s Challenge opened on October 1, 2019, at 7:00p.m. (Central Time).

Challenge participants are guaranteed entry into Grandma’s Marathon OR the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon AND the William A. Irvin 5K.

Entry Fees:

Half Great Grandma’s Challenge:
$160: Oct 1-Oct 31

Full Great Grandma’s Challenge:
$170: Oct 1-Oct 14
$185: Oct 15-Oct 31
$190: Nov 1-Nov 30
$195: Dec 1-Dec 31
$205: January 1-March 31
$215: April 1-June 1

Challenge Limit: 500 participants for each challenge

Swag: Finishers of the 2020 Great Grandma’s Challenge will receive an exclusive Great Grandma’s Challenge jacket! Jackets will ready at the Expo during race packet pick-up on race weekend.