Grand Forks Running brings the Grand Forks Half Marathon, relays, 10K, 5K & Family Fun Run back on April 28-30, 2022! Travel a beautiful route through Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN on our flat and fast course!
Welcome spring with a gorgeous 5k run/walk through the Arboretum gardens during the peak of spring blooms. The certified 5K course starts and ends at the Farm at the Arb. The Kid’s 1K loops around the event lawns near the historic red barn, allowing for a great area to cheer on the little racers. Following […]
The William A. Irvin 5K started in 1994 and has now become the popular kickoff event to an exciting lineup of races and festivities on Grandma’s Marathon weekend. A perfect race for people of all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile course was named after the William A. Irvin ore boat located next to the Duluth […]
Garry Bjorklund won the inaugural Grandma’s Marathon in 1977 and was again the champion in 1980. While that may be his local claim to fame, the Duluth area native also represented the United States in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, placing 13th in the 10,000-meters. In 1991, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon was created to […]
Started by a local group of runners in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown from just 150 participants its first year to now one of the largest and best-known marathons in the United States. Widely regarded as a world class event with small town charm, our race now welcomes more than 20,000 participants each June and […]
August 2023 TBD The Haulin' Pollen 5k is held in conjunction with the Lower Phalen Creek Project Pollinator Festival! Proceeds from this race will benefit Indigenous land stewardship by supporting the mission of ReNew Earth Running and the work of Lower Phalen Creek Project, a Native-led organization that has restored and cared for Wakan Tipi […]