FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Scott Keenan
Phone: (218) 727-0947
Laura Wright Named Director of Event and Program Development
for Grandma's Marathon
Duluth, Minn.: Grandma's Marathon-Duluth, Inc. is proud to announce that
Laura Wright has been named director of event and program development for
the nonprofit organization.
Wright joined Grandma's Marathon in 1999 as the assistant promotions
coordinator intern. In March of 2000, after graduating from the University
of Minnesota Duluth, she was hired as the public relations director.
In her new position, Wright will focus on the creation and implementation
of new events and programs as well as working to develop and improve
existing Grandma's Marathon programs. She will also play a lead role in
orchestrating auxiliary events held during Grandma's Marathon weekend and
throughout the year, coordinating and meeting the needs of VIP Guests,
developing and overseeing merchandise operations and assisting with the
production of all race publications.
Grandma's Marathon is the 13th largest marathon in the nation. What started
as a small road race consisting of 150 runners has grown to be a weekend
running festival featuring Grandma's Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half
Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K, and attracting over 17,000 runners
from across the globe. The 31st annual Grandma's Marathon is June 16, 2007.
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