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Grandma’s Marathon

2018 registration opens October 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. Central time.

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

2018 registration will open October 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. Central time. 2018 Registration is on a first come, first registered basis. No lottery. 

William A. Irvin 5K

Registration is limited to the first 2,000 registrants. Registration for 2018 will open October 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. Central time.

Great Grandma’s Challenge

Registration for the “Full” Great Grandma’s Challenge (marathon and 5K) and the “Half” Great Grandma’s Challenge (half marathon and 5K) will open at 5 p.m. Central time on October 1, 2017. Each challenge is limited to the first 500 registrants.

2-Year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry

Secure yourself 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 each entry ($202.50) directly benefit the YAF, and are tax deductible. Offer is limited to the first 100 registrants and has reached capacity.

KP Challenge

By participating in the KP Challenge, you’re committing to run three popular Grandma’s Marathon races, strategically spaced throughout the year.

Accept the KP Challenge to:

  • Stick to a regular running schedule,
  • Train to gradually complete longer distances, and
  • Earn exclusive KP challenge swag!

The first race kicked off the 2nd annual KP Challenge on March 18, 2017. Registration for 2018 will begin January 1, 2018.

 Saint Fennessy 4K

Date: March 17, 2018

Details: Get your green on and dash through Hermantown! This zesty 4K brings you right to the party with LIVE music and tasty beverages courtesy of McKenzie’s and Pelican Coffee. All the action happens in Hermantown Square with a beer tent, bonfires, and prizes aplenty!

Registration for the 2018 Saint Fennessy 4K opens January 1, 2018.

Fitger’s 5K

2018 Fitger’s 5K opens January 1, 2018.

Date: TBA

Details: This 3.1-mile race is run through the heart of Duluth’s historic downtown district and Canal Park. Starting and finishing at the iconic Fitger’s Brewery Complex, the 27th annual Fitger’s 5K is a great way for runners of all abilities to launch their spring training. All finishers receive a long-sleeve, quarter zip tech shirt. All finishers receive a medal. 

Park Point 5-Miler

Date: July 13, 2017

Details: The Park Point 5-miler – northern Minnesota’s oldest road race – is run along Minnesota Avenue through Duluth’s famous Park Point neighborhood. The 2-mile walk and kids races are held at the end of Park Point near the picnic pavilions. All finishers in the run and walk will receive a commemorative T-shirt, and ribbons will be awarded to youth race participants upon completion of their event.

Late Registration is available during packet pickup on July 12 and July 13! Early registration ended on July 11. Click for more information. 

Minnesota Mile

Date: September 7, 2017

Time: 6 p.m.

Details: New course in 2017! Run a 1-mile loop on Minnesota’s scenic Skyline Parkway while enjoying spectacular views of Lake Superior, the St. Louis River Bay and Minnesota’s fall foliage. Take in all the beauty Duluth has to offer during this majestic time of year.


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