Grandma’s Marathon reaches second-fastest sellout since start

Friday, Grandma’s Marathon announced that they have reached their second-fastest sellout in the organization’s history. This is the fourth straight year the race has reached it’s capacity.

9,500 participants are signed up for the 26.2 mile race. 500 of those participants are also signed up to run the William A. Irvin 5K that same weekend.

“It’s a humbling thing, to see thousands of people so excited to be part of Grandma’s Marathon,” Marketing & Public Relations Director Zach Schneider said. “It’s reason for celebration, and now the real work begins to ensure these participants, all of whom have signed up early and are looking forward to the race, have the experience they paid for and are expecting in June.”

In 2016, the marathon was sold out on December 31st. That year was also the largest race in the event’s history with 7,518 finishers.

Although the main event for Grandma’s Weekend has reached capacity, there are some ways for people to participate in the 2024 race event. These opportunities include an official training group, registering through charity groups, or through a bib transfer portal.