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Grandma’s Marathon

Registration is limited to the first 9,000 registrants.


Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Registration is now closed for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. The race capacity of 7,500 has been met.

William A. Irvin 5K

Registration is now closed for the William A. Irvin 5k. The race capacity of 2,000 has been met.

Great Grandma’s Challenge

Registration is now closed for the “Full” Great Grandma’s Challenge (marathon and 5K). Registration for the “Half” Great Grandma’s Challenge (half marathon and 5K) has reached capacity.

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 is open until 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2018.


KP Challenge*

By participating in the KP Challenge, you’re committing to run three popular Grandma’s Marathon races in 2018 – the Saint Fennessy 4K on March 17, Fitger’s 5K on April 21 and the Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk on July 19.

Accept the 2018 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 backpack!

*Registration for the KP Challenge is now closed. If you are already registered for the Saint Fennessy 4K and the Fitger’s 5k, and would like to upgrade to the KP Challenge, please call the Grandma’s Marathon office at 218-727-0947.

Saint Fennessy 4K

Date: March 17, 2018

Details: Get your green on and dash through Hermantown! This zesty 4K brings you right to the party with music and tasty beverages courtesy of McKenzie’s and Yellow Bike Coffee. All the action happens in Hermantown Square with a heated festival tent!

Swag: Participants will receive a Saint Fennessy 4K winter hat and race wrap.

Fitger’s 5K

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Details: This 3.1-mile race is run through the heart of Duluth’s historic downtown district and Canal Park. Starting and finishing at the iconic Fitger’s Brewery Complex, the Fitger’s 5K is a great way for runners of all abilities to launch their spring training.

Swag: Participants will receive a long-sleeve, quarter zip tech shirt, race wrap, and a medal. 

Park Point 5-Miler

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018

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 beach towel and race wrap.


Minnesota Mile

Date: September 7, 2018

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.

Registration for the 2018 Minnesota Mile opens in July 2018.


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