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Grandma’s Marathon

Registration will open 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 will open for 2020 on October 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time). Registration is limited to the first 7,500 registrants.

William A. Irvin 5K

Registration will open 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 will open for 2020 on October 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time). 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 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!

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 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 beach towel.

Minnesota Mile

Date: September 6, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Online registration is closed.

Register in-person Thursday, September 5 (day before race ): 11 a.m – 6 p.m. at the Grandma’s Marathon Office (351 Canal Park Drive). Or on Friday, September 6 (Race Day) from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Enger Park Golf Club House (1801 W Skyline Parkway).

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.

Registration is open!


Details: Mark your calendar for 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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