Virtual Races

Near or far, Rock Your Race wherever you are! 

2020 showed us that virtual racing is here to stay. Participants can complete their marathon, half marathon, and 5K goals by running with us virtually. We know you’ve been training hard and working toward the goal of completing Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, and/or the William A. Irvin 5K, and we’re excited to offer you the chance to accomplish your race goals through our Virtual Races!

All participants will be sent their personal results page links in June to submit their virtual results. 

Register for a Virtual Race


Date: Submit your time online from June 19, 2021- July 5, 2021
Race Capacity: Virtual events have unlimited capacity
Swag: All finishers will receive a tech finisher shirt and a medal.
Registration: Closes June 1, 2021

Please note that in the event that Grandma’s Marathon’s in-person events for 2021 are forced to move to a virtual format, the discount plan outlined only applied to those registered for an in-person event at the time of cancellation. 

Grandma’s Marathon Virtual Race Divisions:

At the time of registration, participants are able to choose what division they would like to complete their race in. 

Competitive Division: proof of performance required (GPS, Strava, RunKeeper, etc.), included in Competitive virtual results & eligible for virtual age division awards

Recreational Division: completing their race all at once but not interested in being in Competitive virtual results. No awards. Rec results listed separately

Incremental Division: completing their race in segments and submitting cumulative time. No awards. Incremental results listed separately

Virtual Race Guidelines:

Keep these guidelines in mind when completing your Virtual Race:

1. While there are no restrictions on where you complete your Virtual Race, please follow all safety measures and ordinances that have been laid out by government agencies regarding COVID-19.

2. We know running on the Grandma’s Marathon course is enticing, however for your safety we discourage you from doing so. The roads will not be closed, and a majority of the course does not have pedestrian lanes or sidewalks to run on.

3. You can run your race whenever you want! Times need to be submitted in the time frame of June 19, 2021 – July 5, 2021.

4. The virtual races are being conducted on an honor system! Please uphold the spirit of honest racing by running the full distance of your race, and reporting accurate times.

Virtual Experience

Check back on this page and on our social media for additional virtual programming

Access the Grandma’s Marathon course

You can experience the Grandma’s Marathon racecourse virtually on your treadmill! We have partnered with the RunBetter App to give you the opportunity to build your training run by selecting parts of the course or the entire thing, and you will be prompted to change the incline on your treadmill as you proceed along the course. When you’ve finished your run, it will be saved in the app so you can refer back to it whenever you want.

To give it a try, download the Run Better App on your device and select Grandma’s Marathon.



Submit Virtual Times

Grandma’s Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, and William A Irvin 5k 2021 results can be submitted online from June 19, 2021- July 5, 2021. Participants will receive a link in their email by June 15, 2021.

If you have questions, please email