Who Can Participate?
Anyone interested in running either Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, or the William A. Irvin 5K can participate as a Charity Runner.
How Does It Work?
Entries & Fundraising Guidelines
Each of our official Charity Partner organizations has a limited number of entries into each of our three weekend races. Additionally, each Charity Partner is responsible for recruiting its own runners and developing its own fundraising goals and guidelines.
Contacting The Charities
If you’re interested in becoming a Charity Runner, reach out directly via phone or email to one of the organizations listed below. If you do not hear back within three (3) business days, please contact our Office Manager Kellie Luedloff via email at [email protected].
To be accepted as a Charity Runner, you must commit to the fundraising goal set by your partner organization. You will have access to a fundraising page on Race Roster that can be personalized and shared with prospective donors. NOTE: Some Charity Partners use their own platforms to collect funds and may provide you alternative instructions for your fundraising.
Register for the Race
Once you have raised the minimum amount as agreed upon at the beginning, your partner organization will distribute specific registration instructions so you can officially enter the race. If you’ve reached the minimum fundraising amount, you will also receive a promo code that will waive the race entry fee.
NOTE: Any additional registration options or fees associated with the runner’s failure to follow registration instructions or use the promo code correctly will not be reimbursed.
2022 Charity Partner Organizations
We are no longer accepting new Charity Partner organizations for our 2022 race weekend. If your organization is interested in becoming a Grandma’s Marathon Charity Partner in the future, please contact Office Manager Kellie Luedloff via email at [email protected] or via phone at (218) 727-0947.