Grandma's Marathon Registration Opens October 1

27 Sep 2019 16:36
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release
Credit : Tim Schleicher

(Duluth, MN): Registration for the 44th annual Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K, will open at 7 p.m. CT on October 1, 2019.

Entries for Grandma’s Marathon will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the race reaches 9,000 participants. Those who register to run the 26.2-mile race before December 31 will receive a free commemorative full-zip jacket. After December 31, runners will have the option to purchase the jacket.

Registration for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon will also be conducted on a first come, first registered basis until the race capacity is filled at 7,500 participants. This year is the 30th Anniversary of the popular road race; therefore, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is expected to reach capacity very quickly once again.

The William A. Irvin 5K is limited to the first 2,000 participants. The 3.1-mile racecourse features a tour through Canal Park on Friday evening of race weekend.

The entry fee for the 44th running of Grandma’s Marathon starts at $110 with price increases scheduled until the race limit is met (see below for complete pricing structure). The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is $100 and the William A. Irvin 5K entry fee begins at $35.

Those looking for the ultimate race experience are invited to take the Great Grandma’s Challenge, which pairs the 5K with either the full or half marathon. Registration for the Great Grandma’s Challenge is limited to the first 500 individuals for each race and will also be available starting October 1.

Registration will be available online at www.GrandmasMarathon.com. For more information, contact Grandma’s Marathon at 218-727-0947 or [email protected]

2020 Grandma’s Marathon Online Registration and Fee Structure

44th annual Grandma’s Marathon – limited to the first 9,000 registrants
- October 1 – October 14, 2019: $110 – includes commemorative full-zip jacket
- October 15 – December 31, 2019: $125 – includes commemorative full-zip jacket
- January 1 – March 31, 2020: $135 – option to purchase commemorative jacket
- April 1 – June 1, 2020: $145 – option to purchase commemorative jacket

30th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon – limited to the first 7,500 registrants
- October 1, 2019 – June 1, 2020: $100 – option to purchase commemorative 30th Anniversary jacket

27th annual William A. Irvin 5K – limited to the first 2,000 registrants
- October 1 – October 31, 2019: $35
- November 1 – November 30, 2019: $40
- December 1, 2019 – June 1, 2020: $45

Great Grandma’s Challenge – Marathon – limited to the first 500 registrants
- October 1 – October 14, 2019: $170 – includes commemorative full-zip jacket
- October 15 – October 31, 2019: $185 – includes commemorative full-zip jacket
- November 1 – December 31, 2019: $190 – includes commemorative full-zip jacket
- January 1 – March 31, 2020: $200 – option to purchase a commemorative jacket
- April 1 – June 1, 2020: $210 – option to purchase a commemorative jacket

Great Grandma’s Challenge – Half Marathon – limited to the first 500 registrants
- October 1, 2019 – June 1, 2020: $155