Run Strong. Run Superior. 

Select the BLACK REGISTER BUTTON to sign-up for Grandma's Marathon or the Full Great Grandma's Challenge. The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, Half Great Grandma's Challenge, 2-year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry and William A. Irvin 5K are sold out. 

NOTE: Entry fees are non-refundable. 

Registration Fees

Grandma's Marathon:

Join us for a scenic 26.2 mile journey along Lake Superior! Race is limited to the first 9,000 registrants. DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION TO REGISTER FOR THE GARRY BJORKLUND HALF MARATHON.

Oct 1 - Oct 31 $110.00
Nov 1 - Dec 31 $125.00
Jan 1 - Mar 31 $135.00
Apr 1 - Jun 1 Current Price $145.00

Full Great Grandma's Challenge:

The Full Great Grandma's Challenge allows you the chance to challenge yourself to the fullest by running the William A. Irvin 5K on June 16 AND Grandma's Marathon on June 17. Finishers of the Great Grandma’s Challenge will receive: a commemorative Great Grandma's Challenge track jacket, 2 tech finisher shirts AND 2 finisher medals. Register before December 31st and you'll also receive a FREE 1/4 Zip Grandma's Marathon jacket. Challenge is limited to the first 500 registrants.

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Oct 1 - Oct 31 $170.00
Nov 1 - Dec 31 $190.00
Jan 1 - Mar 31 $200.00
Apr 1 - Jun 1 $210.00

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon:

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Oct 1 - Jun 1 $95.00

Half Great Grandma's Challenge:

Secure an entry into the 2017 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and challenge yourself to the fullest by signing up for the the Half Great Grandma's Challenge. Challenge is limited to the first 500 registrants.

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Oct 1 - Oct 31 $155.00
Nov 1 - Nov 9 $160.00

2-year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry:

Secure an entry into the 2017 and 2018 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon through this fundraiser for the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma's Marathon program. Half of the proceeds from this option directly benefit the YAF. Offer is limited to the first 100 registrants.

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Oct 1 - Jun 1 $380.00

William A. Irvin 5K:

The William A. Irvin 5K kicks off an exciting weekend of running events on Friday, June 16, 2016. This race is perfect for people of all ages and abilities. Race is limited to the first 2,000 registrants.

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Oct 1 - Oct 31 $35.00
Nov 1 - Jun 1 $40.00

Thank You To Our Presenting and Major Sponsors

Event Schedule

  • June 16 06:00 PM CDT - 24th Annual William A. Irvin 5K

  • June 17 06:15 AM CDT - 27th Annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

  • June 17 07:40 AM CDT - 41st Annual Grandma's Marathon - Wheelchair Start

  • June 17 07:45 AM CDT - 41st Annual Grandma's Marathon

Contact Information

Event Location

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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