Entry Fees Increase on January 1 ahead of 2023 Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

December 27, 2022

Registration Ahead of 2022 Pace as New Year Approaches

(DULUTH, MINN.) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Registration remains on a pace ahead of last year’s for the 47th annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend, and entry fees will now increase starting on January 1, 2023.

More than 15,000 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.

The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon reached its registration capacity in early November, and both Grandma’s Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K are more than halfway to capacity.

The entry fees for each of the available races are as follows, with registration accepted on a first-come, first-served basis:

Grandma’s Marathon (3,750 spots remaining)

$130 – On or Before December 31

$140 – January 1-March 31

$150 – April 1-June 1

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon


William A. Irvin 5K (500 spots remaining)
$45 – On or Before December 31

$50 – January 1-June 1

Full Great Grandma’s Challenge (250 spots remaining)

$200 – On or Before December 31

$215 – January 1-March 31

$225 – April 1-June 1

Half Great Grandma’s Challenge (10 spots remaining)

$190 – On or Before December 31

$205 – January 1-March 31

$215 – April 1-June 1

In addition, anyone signing up for any of the 2023 Grandma’s Marathon weekend events on or before December 31 will have the chance to purchase apparel at a discounted price.

Those who have already registered but did not purchase a jacket or training shirt can still do so as well, before the prices increase on January 1. Click HERE to access the official Grandma’s Marathon store.

Those still interested in participating in this year’s Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon do still have the option to sign up with one of our official 2023 Charity Partners, with details available HERE.

Those interested can register or find more information at grandmasmarathon.com. Grandma’s Marathon weekend will be held June 15-17, 2023 and is presented by Toyota, Members Cooperative Credit Union, and ASICS.

For any questions or interview requests, please contact Marketing & Public Relations Director Zach Schneider via phone at (218) 343-9874 or via email at zach@grandmasmarathon.com.



Grandma’s Marathon began in 1977 when a group of local runners planned a scenic road race from Two Harbors to Duluth, Minnesota. After seeing just 150 participants that year, the race weekend has now grown into one of the largest in the United States and welcomes more than 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. In addition to the 26.2-mile race, the organization has now added the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K to its weekend offerings.

As the popularity of Grandma’s Marathon has grown, our mission has stayed the same – to organize, promote, and deliver annual events and programs that cultivate running, educational, social, and charitable opportunities to our communities.

Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization with a nine-person, full-time staff and a 17-member Board of Directors.