Friday, June 17, 2016 

23rd annual William A. Irvin 5K - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

26th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon - 6:15 a.m.

40th annual Grandma's Marathon - 7:40 Wheelchair start; 7:45 a.m. Runner start


Grandma's Marathon

Limit: 8,500 (First come, first served)

Registration Information: Grandma's Marathon participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis starting October 1, 2015. Everybody that registers between October 1 and December 31 will receive a FREE 40th anniversary commemorative track jacket. After December 31, registrants will have the option to purchase the jacket for a discounted price of $25 (regular retail: $35).

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Lottery Limit: 7,500 (Randomly selected on November 2)

Registration Information: Registration is now closed for the 2016 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon participants will be selected via a random lottery drawing. Registration for the lottery is October 1 through 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 31.  The drawing will be conducted on November 2, and you will be notified via email regarding your lottery drawing status - selected or not selected. Your credit card will only be charged if you are selected in the lottery.

William A. Irvin 5K

Limit: 2,000 (First come, first served)

Registration Information: William A. Irvin 5K participants are selected on a first come, first served basis starting October 1, 2015. The 2016 William A. Irvin 5K features a new race course and medals for all finishers.

Great Grandma's Challenge

Limit: 500 (First come, first served); NOTE: The "Half" Great Grandma's Challenge is has reached capacity. The "Full" Great Grandma's Challenge is still open!

Registration Information: The Great Grandma’s Challenge gives you the chance to take your Grandma’s Marathon weekend experience to a higher level by running Grandma’s Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon AND the William A. Irvin 5K. Challenge participants receive guaranteed entry into Grandma’s Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K…this means no lottery for those wanting to take on the “Half” Great Grandma’s Challenge. Finishers of the Great Grandma’s Challenge will receive: 2 tech finisher shirts, 2 finisher medals, a Great Grandma’s Challenge finisher certificate AND a special recognition award (details coming soon…stay tuned!).

ENTRY FEE (Non-Refundable):


Age Range

Starting Fee on 10/1/2015

Price Increase on 10/22/2015

Price Increase on 1/1/2016

Price Increase on 4/1/2016

Grandma's Marathon 12 and older $100 (Includes Free Jacket) $110 (Includes Free Jacket) $115 $125
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon 12 and older $85 $85 --- ---
William A. Irvin 5K All Ages $35 $35 $35 $35
"Full" Great Grandma's Challenge - Marathon & 5K 12 and older $145 $155 $160 $170
"Half" Great Grandma's Challenge - Half Marathon & 5K - Registration for this option is closed  12 and older  Capacity reached Capacity reached Capacity reached Capacity reached

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