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Posted: June 7, 2018:  

Athletics: Grandma’s Marathon 2019 Registration

(Duluth, MN): Registration for the 2019 Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K, will open on October 1, 2018. This is the third year that registration for all three races will open on the same day, and entries will be taken online on a first come, first registered basis until the race capacities are met. The 43rd Annual Grandma’s Marathon is limited to 9,000 participants, the 29th Annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is limited to 7,500 participants, and the 26th Annual William A. Irvin 5K is limited to the first 2,000 participants.

The William A. Irvin 5K will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 6:15 a.m. and is run on the second half of the Grandma’s Marathon course. Grandma’s Marathon will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7:45 a.m.

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 For more information, contact Grandma’s Marathon at 218-727-0947 or

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