Registration for the 43rd Grandma’s Marathon Weekend which includes other races, will open 7pm CST on October 1st.

Races included in the first come first served registration is Grandma’s Marathon until it reaches 9,000, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K.

Those who register to run the 26.2-mile race before December 31 will receive a free commemorative full-zip jacket. After December 31, runners will have the option to purchase the jacket.

For the second year in a row, the entry process for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon will no longer include a lottery. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first registered basis until the race capacity is filled at 7,500 participants. The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is expected to reach capacity very quickly. In 2018, registration closed in approximately four hours.

The William A. Irvin 5K is limited to the first 2,000 participants. The 3.1-mile racecourse features a tour through Canal Park and all finishers will be awarded a medal and finisher shirt.

The entry fee for the 43rd running of Grandma’s Marathon starts at $110 with price increases scheduled until the race limit is met (see below for complete pricing structure). The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is $95 and the William A. Irvin 5K starts at $35.

Those looking for the ultimate race experience are invited to take the Great Grandma’s Challenge, which pairs the 5K with either the full or half marathon. Registration for the Great Grandma’s Challenge is limited to the first 500 individuals for each race and will also be available starting October 1. Half marathon challengers are guaranteed entry into the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.
There is also the opportunity to purchase a two-year entry guarantee for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon for June 22, 2019, and June 20, 2020. This option is $390 plus processing fee, with half of the fee going directly to the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF).

2019 Grandma’s Marathon Online Registration and Fee Structure

Grandma’s Marathon - limited to the first 9,000 registrants
· October 1 – October 14, 2018: $110 – includes a commemorative full-zip jacket
· October 15 – December 31, 2018: $125 – includes a commemorative full-zip jacket
· January 1 – March 31, 2019: $135 – option to purchase a commemorative jacket
· April 1 – June 1, 2019: $145 – option to purchase a commemorative jacket

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon - limited to the first 7,500 registrants
· October 1 – until full: $95

William A. Irvin 5K - limited to the first 2,000 registrants
· October 1 – October 31, 2018: $35
· November 1 – until full: $40

Great Grandma’s Challenge- Marathon - limited to the first 500 registrants
· October 1 – October 14, 2018: $170 – includes a commemorative full-zip jacket
· October 15 – October 31, 2018: $185 – includes a commemorative full-zip jacket
· November 1 – December 31, 2018: $190 – includes a commemorative full-zip jacket
· January 1 – March 31, 2019: $200 – option to purchase a commemorative jacket
· April 1 – June 1, 2019: $210 – option to purchase a commemorative jacket

Great Grandma’s Challenge- Half Marathon - limited to the first 500 registrants
· October 1 – October 31, 2018: $155

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon – Two Year Guaranteed Entry - limited to the first 100 registrants
· October 1 – until full: $390