Limited Entries Still Available Ahead of June 2022

(DULUTH, MINN.) — Registration remains on a record pace ahead of the 46th annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend in June, with all races expected to be full earlier than ever before in the race’s illustrious history.

Nearly 18,000 people have already signed up for one of the weekend’s three races, which are Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, and the William A. Irvin 5K.

There are approximately 2,500 entries remaining across the weekend’s events, which includes the Great Grandma’s Challenge (5K and full marathon) and the 2-Year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry Program (2022 & 2023). The breakdown of remaining entries, as of today, is as follows:

Grandma’s Marathon – 2,000 entries remaining

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon – SOLD OUT

William A. Irvin 5K – 325 entries remaining

Great Grandma’s Challenge – 150 entries remaining

Half Great Grandma’s Challenge – SOLD OUT

2-Year Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Guaranteed Entry Program – 90 entries remaining

Those interested can register or find more information at There, you can also find information about our official 2022 Charity Partners, some of which may still have available entries for any of the weekend’s three races. Anyone interested in signing up as a charity runner is asked to contact the organization of their choice to inquire about availability.

The 2022 Grandma’s Marathon weekend will be held June 16-18, 2022 and is presented by Toyota, Members Cooperative Credit Union, and ASICS


Grandma’s Marathon began in 1977 when a group of local runners planned a scenic road race from Two Harbors to Duluth, Minnesota. There were just 150 participants that year, but organizers knew they had discovered something special. Grandma’s Marathon weekend draws approximately 20,000 participants for its three-race event each June.


The race got its name from the Duluth-based group of famous Grandma’s Restaurants, the first major sponsor of the Marathon. Over time, the level of sponsorship with the restaurants changed, but the name stayed the same. Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization with a 17-member Board of Directors and a nine-person, full-time staff.