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Grandma’s Marathon Event Alert System

Ever wonder what the colored flags you see along the Grandma’s Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon course mean? Before the big race, take some time to familiarize yourself with the flags and what they mean on race day. Grandma’s Marathon uses the Event Alert System (EAS) to communicate information on current course conditions pre-event and […]


Grandma’s Go Zone | Saturday, May 27

  The long run is one of the important and exciting parts of training for Grandma’s Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, it also can be one of the most challenging. If you’re going out for a long training run along the North Shore and you’re worried about fueling your run on Saturday, relax. […]


Share Your Story: A Perfect Proposal

Training for and running a marathon is an emotional rollercoaster on its own. Now imagine adding a wedding proposal—a.k.a. one of the biggest moments of your life—to those sweet, adrenaline fueled moments. That’s exactly what it was like for Lynn Allen from Georgia during the 40th anniversary of Grandma’s Marathon. Lynn was running her second […]


FAQ: 2017 CLIF Bar Pace Teams

Reach your Grandma’s Marathon or Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon goal by teaming up with CLIF Bar’s experienced pace teams!  Supporting runners from novice to the veteran, joining a pace team is FREE and no sign-up is required. What are the 2017 CLIF Bar pace times for Grandma’s Marathon & the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon? Grandma’s Marathon times: […]


Members Cooperative Credit Union Becomes A Presenting Sponsor Of Grandma’s Marathon

(Duluth, MN)  – Grandma’s Marathon and Members Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU) announced today a multi-year partnership, with Members Cooperative Credit Union becoming an official presenting sponsor of Grandma’s Marathon. Members Cooperative Credit Union will be joining Toyota at the highest sponsor level for the 41st running of the event on June 17, 2017. Registration opened […]