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Grandma’s Marathon

Registration will open for 2020 on October 1, 2019. Registration is limited to the first 9,000 registrants.

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Registration will open for 2020 on October 1, 2019. Registration is limited to the first 7,500 registrants.

William A. Irvin 5K

Registration will open for 2020 on October 1, 2019. Registration is limited to the first 2,000 registrants.

Great Grandma’s Full and Half Challenges

Registration will open for 2020 on October 1, 2019. Limited to the first 500 registrants in each challenge.

2-Year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry Opportunity

Registration to secure a spot into the 2019/2020 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathons opened on October 1, 2018. Limited to 100 registrants. Registration is now 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 2019:

  • Saint Fennessy 4K on March 16
  • Fitger’s 5K on April 27
  • Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk on July 18

Accept the 2019 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!

If you are already registered individually for the Saint Fennessy 4K, the Fitger’s 5k and/or Park Point 5-Miler/2-Mile Walk, 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 16, 2019

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 27, 2019

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, a pair of Fitsoks, and finisher medal. 

Park Point 5-Miler

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019

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 6, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Registration is open!


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.

If you are a non-profit or charity, contact to learn how your organization can receive a free booth at the MN Mile! 

North End Nightmare 5K

Date: October 26, 2019 in Superior, WI

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Details:  More details to come!!!




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