FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Train for and Run Grandma's Marathon through
LSC's Online Course with Elite Runner Katie Koski
(Duluth, Minn.) -- Among the thousands of runners who will participate in
running events during Grandma's Marathon weekend this June, a few dozen
will be there to take a final exam. Lake Superior College is offering its
unique online marathon training course again this spring, providing an
opportunity to train for and run Grandma's Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon for college credit.
The course provides race training and nutritional information in addition
to history, etiquette, and basic skills. Course work is presented online
through the Lake Superior College Virtual Campus, making it easily
accessible to students at a distance. Enrolled students are guaranteed
entry into the marathon or half marathon. They may also arrange to compete
in a comparable race to meet course requirements.
Native Duluthian Katie Koski will teach the online physical education
course. Koski is an elite runner who hopes to qualify for this year's
Olympic trials in Boston. She was asked to teach the online course for Lake
Superior College because of her experience competing in Grandma's Marathon.
She has run in the event eight times, finishing in the top ten on several
The option to take the class as a non-credit course is also available for
those who would benefit from the course content, but don't need college
More than 17,000 runners and 50,000 race fans from around the world are
expected to participate in the June 19-21, 2008 Grandma's Marathon weekend.
The registration deadline to sign up for the Grandma's Marathon course is
March 21, 2008.