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The 2019 Grandma's Marathon is the USATF Minnesota Team Championship Marathon and a MDRA Grand Prix Event.

NOTE: Entry fees are non-refundable. Entries cannot be deferred to another year. 
The deadline to transfer an entry is May 1, 2019 - CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Registration fees

Grandma's Marathon:

- Limited to the first 9,000 registrants.

    1. $110.00
      Oct 1 - Oct 14
    2. $125.00
      Oct 15 - Dec 31
      Register
    3. $135.00
      Jan 1 - Mar 31
    4. $145.00
      Apr 1 - Jun 1

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon: Sold out

- Limited to the first 7,500 registrants.

William A. Irvin 5K:

- Limited to the first 2,000 registrants.

    1. $35.00
      Oct 1 - Oct 31
    2. $40.00
      Nov 1 - Jun 1
      Register

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 21 AND Grandma's Marathon on June 22. Finishers of the Great Grandma’s Challenge will receive: commemorative Great Grandma's Challenge gear (TBA), 2 tech finisher shirts AND 2 finisher medals. Limited to the first 500 registrants.

    1. $170.00
      Oct 1 - Oct 14
    2. $185.00
      Oct 15 - Oct 31
    3. $190.00
      Nov 1 - Dec 31
      Register
    4. $200.00
      Jan 1 - Mar 31
    5. $210.00
      Apr 1 - Jun 1

Half Great Grandma's Challenge: Sold out

- The Half Great Grandma's Challenge allows you the chance to challenge yourself to the fullest by running the William A. Irvin 5K on June 21 AND the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on June 22. Finishers of the Great Grandma’s Challenge will receive: commemorative Great Grandma's Challenge gear (TBA), 2 tech finisher shirts AND 2 finisher medals. Limited to the first 500 registrants.

    1. $155.00
      Oct 1 - Oct 31
    2. $160.00
      Nov 1 - Jun 1

2-Year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry:

- Secure an entry into the 2019 and 2020 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. Limited to the first 100 registrants.

Thank You To Our Presenting and Major Sponsors

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Event Schedule

  • June 21 6:00 PM CDT - 26th Annual William A. Irvin 5K

  • June 22 6:15 AM CDT - 29th Annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

  • June 22 7:40 AM CDT - 43rd Annual Grandma's Marathon - Wheelchair Start

  • June 22 7:45 AM CDT - 43rd Annual Grandma's Marathon

Contact Information

Event Location

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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