Ready. Set. Register.
While Grandma’s Marathon Weekend won’t be happening in real time this year, we invite you to complete your marathon, half marathon and 5K goals by running with us Virtually! Details here.
Registration opened for 2020 on October 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time). Registration is limited to the first 9,000 registrants.
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
Registration opened for 2020 on October 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time). Registration is limited to the first 7,500 registrants.
Registration is closed as the capacity of 7,500 has been met. However, there is the option to register as a Charity Runner through our Charity Partner Program.
William A. Irvin 5K
Registration opened for 2020 on October 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time). Registration is limited to the first 2,000 registrants.
Registration is closed as the capacity of 2,000 has been met. However, there is the option to register as a Charity Runner through our Charity Partner Program.
Great Grandma’s Full and Half Challenges
Registration opened for 2020 on October 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time). Limited to the first 500 registrants in each challenge.
Registration is closed for the Half Challenge as the capacity of 500 has been met.
2-Year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry Opportunity
Registration to secure a spot into the 2019/2020 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathons was limited to 100 registrants. Registration is closed.
Corporate Team Challenge
Registration for the Corporate Team Challenge for full and part-time employees of any for profit or non-profit corporation and municipalities will open in early 2020. Contact Laura Bergen for more information.
By participating in the KP Challenge, you’re committing to run three popular Grandma’s Marathon races in 2020:
- Saint Fennessy 4K on March 14, 2020
- Fitger’s 5K – Postponed to September 12, 2020
- Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk on July 16, 2020
Accept the 2020 KP Challenge to:
- Stick to a regular running schedule,
- Train to gradually complete longer distances,
- Receive commemorative swag at each of the KP Challenge races and
- Earn exclusive KP challenge branded swag!
Saint Fennessy 4K
Date: March 14, 2020
Details: Get your green on and dash through Hermantown! This festive 4K brings you right to a variety of entertainment options at Skyline Social & Games.
Swag: Participants will receive a Saint Fennessy 4K winter hat & knit gloves.
Date: Postponed to Saturday, September 12, 2020 (Original date was Saturday, April 18)
Details: The Fitger’s 5K race course will head east for an out-and-back route featuring London Road and lake views on South Street. The 3.1 mile course kicks-off at 9:00 a.m. and will start and finish at the same spot in front of the Fitger’s Complex (600 E. Superior Street).
Swag: Participants will receive a long-sleeve, quarter-zip shirt and finisher medal.
Park Point 5-Miler
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Details: The Park Point 5-miler – northern Minnesota’s oldest road race – is run along Minnesota Avenue through Duluth’s famous Park Point neighborhood. The 2-mile walk and kids races are held at the end of Park Point near the picnic pavilions.
Swag: Participants in the run and walk will receive a commemorative Park Point 5-Miler t-shirt.
Date: September 11, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Details: Run the 1-mile loop on Minnesota’s scenic Skyline Parkway while enjoying spectacular views of Lake Superior, the St. Louis River Bay and Minnesota’s fall foliage. Take in all the beauty Duluth has to offer during this majestic time of year.
Swag: Participants will receive a long-sleeve tech shirt.
North End Nightmare 5K
Date: October 24, 2020, in Superior, WI
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Details: The 2nd annual North End Nightmare 5K and free Spider Dash for Kids! Grab your friends and family and dress up for this spooky 3.1 mile race at the North End Spooktacular!
Swag: 5K participants will receive a Hooded Sweatshirt!
Spider Dash participants receive a commemorative tote bag…perfect for trick-or-treating!