It may seem far away but 2023 Grandma's Marathon weekend will be here before you know it and if you want in on the action, you better act fast! Entries into the 2023 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon are running low.

Grandma's Marathon weekend is one of the biggest events in the area every year, with runners coming from all over the world to take part. There are three actual races: the William A. Irvin 5K, the Garry Bjorklund half marathon and the full race.

The 2022 races were record-breaking as things returned to normal for the first time in a few years. As of May, there were only a handful of entries left in each race before selling out, making it one of the largest race weekends ever.

In fact, demand was so high for the 5k race that organizers ended up adding one-hundred extra spots at the last minute. Whether running a race or just spectating, there's no denying that race weekend is one of the best of the year.

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Now, it's time to look toward 2023 race weekend. Registration for the races opened on October 1st and now, one month later, one of the major races is close to selling out and is on pace to so act fast.

According to Grandma's Marathon organizers, as of Halloween day, there are fewer than four-hundred entires left for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. The race allows for eight-thousand runners to take part.

Organizers expect that it will be completely full by the end of the week, based on current registration trends. Last year, the half marathon was sold out by November 1st, which puts this race on pace with the 2022 half.

Needless to say, if you want to take part in the half marathon, hop on it as soon as you can so you don't miss out. Like I said, the race is on pace to sell out and you don't want to regret not signing up! I signed up for it this year for the first time and I am pretty nervous.

As of Halloween, more than twelve-thousand runners had registered for one of the races. You can register for any of the races right now on the official Grandma's Marathon website. There's also food, drinks and live music so you don't want to miss out.

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