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43rd Grandma's Marathon Registration Opens October 1

2018 Grandma's Marathon Finish Line 2018 Grandma's Marathon Finish Line |  Photo: WDIO

Created: September 26, 2018 04:10 PM

Registration for the 43rd Grandma's Marathon Weekend opens at 7:00 p.m. Central Time on October 1, 2018. Registration will also be open for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K.

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Entries will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the full marathon reaches 9,000 participants. 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.

The entry process for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon will no longer include a lottery. Registration will also be first come, first serve until the cap of 7,500 participants is met. Registration for the half is expected to reach capacity very quickly, as last year's registration closed in approximately four hours. 

The William A. Irvin 5K is limited to the first 2,000 participants. All finishers of the 3.1-mile race will be awarded with a medal and finisher shirt. 

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.

Registration pricing is as followed:

Grandma's Marathon - First 9,000 registrants

  • October 1- October 14, 2018: $110
  • October 15- December 31, 2018: $125
  • January 1- March 31, 2019: $135
  • April 1- June 1, 2019: $145

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon - First 7,500 registrants

  • October 1- until full: $95

William A. Irvin 5K - First 2,000 registrants

  • October 1- October 31, 2018: $35
  • November 1- until full: $40

Great Grandma's Challenge- Marathon - First 500 registrants

  • October 1- October 14, 2018: $170
  • October 15- October 31, 2018: $185
  • November 1- December 31, 2018: $190
  • January 1- March 31, 2019: $200
  • April 1- June 1, 2019: $210

Great Grandma's Challenge- Half Marathon - First 500 registrants

  • October 1- October 31, 2018: $155

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon- Two Year Guaranteed Entry - First 100 registrants

  • October 1- until full: $390

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