FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Registration Now Open for Grandma's Marathon
Sign Up Online at www.GrandmasMarathon.com
(Duluth, Minn.) Registration for the 32nd running of Grandma's Marathon is
The 26.2-mile race, which has reached its field capacity for 13 consecutive
years, is limited to the first 9,500 participants. The 2008 registration
process has been converted to an online format so runners looking to
register need to do so by visiting www.GrandmasMarathon.com. Online
registration opened today at 12:01 a.m. (CST). In the first 30 minutes, 500
people had already signed up for the June 21 race. By 8:30 a.m. the total
had grown to 2,600.
"Given that this is our initial year utilizing online registration, it is
going to be more difficult than ever to predict how quickly this race will
reach its capacity. The best advice we can give to anyone interested in
running Grandma's Marathon is to register as soon as they can," says Scott
Keenan, executive director of the event.
Grandma's Marathon weekend also features the 18th annual Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon and the 15th annual William A. Irvin 5K. Registration for
those two events will begin in February and March, respectively. The Garry
Bjorklund Half Marathon is Saturday, June 21 at 6:30 a.m. and the William
A. Irvin 5K is Friday, June 20 at 6 p.m.
In all, more than 17,000 runners and 50,000 race fans from around the world
will participate in the 32nd annual Grandma's Marathon weekend, which is
presented by Target, Toyota and Wells Fargo Bank Duluth.
For more information on any of Grandma's Marathon's races or events, visit
www.GrandmasMarathon.com or call (218) 727-0947.
2008 Grandma's Marathon Online Registration Schedule
Grandma's Marathon (Limited to first 9,500 entrants)
NOW OPEN !!!
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (4,500 entrants selected via
Lottery registration open from Feb. 20 through March 2
William A. Irvin 5K (Limited to first 1,200 entrants)
Registration opens Wednesday, March 19