Duluth area native Garry Bjorklund is a 1976 Olympian and a 1977 and 1980 champion of Grandma’s Marathon. He has been instrumental in the development of running throughout Minnesota. In 1991, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon was created to recognize his contributions to long distance running.
If you’re not up for running 26.2 miles, then the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is the race for you – it’s half the distance, and just as fun! This popular half marathon is one of the largest races of its kind in the United States and is run on the second half of the beautiful Grandma’s Marathon course, finishing at the same finish line in Duluth’s Canal Park.
The Garry Bjorklund has a lottery registration entry where 6,700 are chosen to race.
February 21, 2014 - June 21, 2014
The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon starts at 6:15am at the midway point between Duluth, MN and Two Harbors, MN on the Scenic Highway 61.
$80 U.S. Funds + processing fee (U.S. Funds)
February 21, 2014
Run on second half of the Grandma's Marathon course
351 Canal Park Dr.
Duluth, Minnesota 55802