The 2016 Grandma’s Marathon has reached capacity and registration is now closed. The registration limit of 8,500 participants was met at 10:20 a.m. on December 31, 2015. Registration for the 2017 Grandma’s Marathon will open on October 1, 2016.
The 2016 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Participants were selected via a random lottery drawing on November 2, 2015. Registration for the 2017 Grandma’s Marathon will open on October 1, 2016.
The 2016 William A. Irvin 5K has reached capacity and registration is now closed. The registration limit of 2,000 participants was met on December 21, 2015. Registration for the 2017 William A. Irvin 5K will open on October 1, 2016.
By participating in the KP Challenge, you’re committing to run three popular Grandma’s Marathon races (The Fennessy 4K, Fitger's 5K and Park Point 5-Miler), strategically spaced throughout the year. Why three? Because you mean it.
Accept the KP Challenge to:
- Stick to a regular running schedule;
- Train to gradually complete longer distances;
- Receive a KP Challenge race bib recognition;
- Earn an exclusive KP Challenge jacket!
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Details: Raise your heels – and a toast – at this festive fun run. All finishers will receive a commemorative knit cap and a complimentary beverage at the post-race party hosted in McKenzie’s Bar & Grill. Don’t forget to dress your best – prizes will be given for the most festive costumes!
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
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.
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
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.
The Grandma's Marathon Team