Grandma’s Opens 2011 Registration

      Registration for the 2011 Grandma’s Marathon, on June 18, 2011, began Thurday online at the race’s brand spanking new website at at the price of $80. The link to register is here.

      A release from the race organization:

      The entry fee through September 30 is $80. On October 1, the fee will increase to $85 (see complete fee structure below).
     Visit here to register for the event’s 35th running which is set for Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 a.m. Along with the opening of registration, the race has also unveiled a newly designed and updated Web site.

     “We’re excited to launch the new look to our Web site at the same time as marathon registration for our 35th anniversary,” said Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma’s Marathon. “Next year’s event is one you won’t want to miss. We have some exciting things in store and we’re already busy preparing for the celebration.”
     As part of the 35th anniversary celebration, all marathon participants will receive a commemorative Grandma’s Marathon cinch bag and an aluminum water bottle. The 26.2-mile race is limited to the first 10,000 participants.
2011 Grandma’s Marathon Entry Fee Structure
$80 – July 1 to September 30
$85 – October 1 to January 31
$90 – February 1 to March 31
$100 – April 1 to May 31
    The 35th Grandma’s Marathon weekend also will feature the 21stl Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the 18th annual William A. Irvin 5K. Registration for those two events will begin next February and March, respectively. The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, June 18 at 6:30 a.m. and the William A. Irvin 5K on Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. For more information on any of Grandma’s Marathon’s races or events, visit or call (218) 727-0947.

2011 Grandma’s Marathon Online Registration Schedule
Grandma’s Marathon (Limited to the first 10,000 entrants), Registration Now Open
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (5,000 entrants selected via lottery), Lottery registration open from Feb. 14-25, 2011
William A. Irvin 5K (Limited to the first 1,500 entrants), Registration opens Thursday, March 17, 2011