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Grandma’s Marathon

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.


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.

KP Challenge*

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 on April 18, 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 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 & knit gloves.


Fitger’s 5K

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

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 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.


Minnesota Mile

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.

Team and non-profit registration! For team registration details, click here.

Swag: Participants will receive a long-sleeve tech shirt.

North End Nightmare 5K

Date: October 26, 2019 in Superior, WI

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Details:  The 1st 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!




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