Ah, Lake Superior in the summer — congrats on rocking Minnesota’s favorite marathon weekend! Now tell other envious runners why Grandma’s knows best, and you could run next year for FREE.

Simply post your review for the Grandma’s Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon or William A. Irvin 5K on RaceRaves.com by Sunday, July 7, and you’ll automatically qualify for a chance to win a free entry in 2020!

PLUS, increase your odds & earn additional drawing entries by reviewing more races in Minnesota and beyond! (one drawing entry per review)

Our winner also receives a stylish RaceRaves race hat by Headsweats®:


It’s easy to create a free RaceRaves account (or sign in via Facebook) to share your ratings and reviews as well as add photos, videos or even a blog report.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. Good luck, and thanks for sharing your race-day experiences on RaceRaves, the most trusted resource to discover, track & review all your races!


HOW IT WORKS: To qualify for and be automatically entered in our random drawing, you must submit your review (= one drawing entry) for the Grandma’s Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon or William A. Irvin 5K between Friday, June 21, 2019 and 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Every review for a timed race submitted by a qualifying member and official finisher will then count as one (1) additional entry into the drawing. To ensure relevance, only reviews for races run since June 30, 2016 are eligible for the drawing.

On July 9, 2019, RaceRaves will randomly select the prize winners and notify them by email. If a winner fails to respond and claim their prize by 11:59pm on July 21, 2019, then another winner will be randomly chosen and secure all the glory and spoils therein. Previous RaceRaves giveaway winners are not eligible again for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days from the closing date of their winning giveaway period.

Every eligible race review counts as an entry — positive, negative or indifferent. For other runners looking to discover new races and for race directors looking to improve their events, the most important elements of any review are fairness and honesty. Please keep in mind, the more thoughtful & detailed your review, the more helpful it will be to other runners. Naturally your odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.


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