Think you have what it takes to be a champion? We welcome an elite field for both Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon each year, so you can come be part of one of the fastest and most scenic courses in the United States!
Inquiries will be accepted each year between January 1 and April 1. Considerations for entry, travel, or lodging assistance will be based on the depth of the field and availability of funds at the time of inquiry.
IMPORTANT: The elite field for the 2023 Grandma’s Marathon is currently full. There are still elite entries remaining in the 2023 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.
If you would like to apply for an elite entry or have any questions, please contact our Elite Athlete & Administration Director Sarah Culver via email at [email protected].
This is my favorite race of the entire year. They treat me better than any other race ever has or ever will. I wasn’t born here, but I feel like a hometown hero in Duluth.
HOW TO ENTER AS AN ELITE RUNNER
To be considered for an elite entry into Grandma’s Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, please submit your updated running resume highlighting your best performances during the past two years (half marathon distance or longer).
A qualifying time must have been run on a certified course within two years prior to Grandma’s Marathon. Consideration for a race entry and assistance on any level is handled case-by-case and is entirely at the discretion of Grandma’s Marathon staff.
Please send your running resume any time after January 1 to our Elite Athlete & Administration Director Sarah Culver via email at [email protected].