FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Scott Keenan
Public relations director
GRANDMA'S MARATHON FIELD NEARLY FULL
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Registration Closed
Duluth, Minn.: Time is running out for runners looking to participate in
the 31st annual Grandma's Marathon on June 16. There are only 450 spots
remaining in the field, which has a limit of 9,500. The 26.2-mile event has
reached its capacity for 12 consecutive years. Grandma's Marathon begins at
7:30 a.m. near Two Harbors, Minn. and travels a course along Scenic Highway
61, through downtown Duluth and finishes in Canal Park.
An official Grandma's Marathon entry form can be downloaded and printed at
www.grandmasmarathon.com. Entry forms will also be available at the annual
pre-race seminar, Gearing Up for Grandma's, scheduled for Saturday, March
10 at 9 a.m. The event will be held at the Hearthstone Café in the Duluth
Clinic's new 1st Street Building (420 East 1st Street). Minnesotan Carrie
Tollefson, a 2004 U.S. Olympian, will be the featured speaker.
Meanwhile, registration is officially closed for the 17th annual Garry
Bjorklund Half Marathon. Entry forms are no longer being accepted for the
race, also scheduled on June 16. Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon registration
is conducted via a lottery system in which applicants are selected through
three random drawings. Confirmation cards will be sent to all registered
participants within four to six weeks. Checks for entries that were not
accepted will be returned to the applicant within two to three weeks.
During Grandma's Marathon weekend, more than 17,000 athletes are expected
to compete in Grandma's Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the
William A. Irvin 5K.
For more information, visit www.grandmasmarathon.com or call (218)