FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Grandma's Marathon Registration to Close June 1
Sign Up Online at www.GrandmasMarathon.com
(Duluth, Minn.) Registration for the 33rd running of Grandma's Marathon
will remain open through Monday, June 1, race officials announced today.
The 26.2-mile race is more than 85 percent to its field capacity of 9,500
participants. Registration for the nation's 13th largest marathon opened
January 15. Runners can sign up for the annual Two Harbors to Duluth race
by visiting www.GrandmasMarathon.com. The 2009 entry fee is $85.
Last year's champions, Lamech Mokono and Mary Akor, are both expected to
return to defend their titles from a year ago.
Grandma's Marathon weekend also features the 19th annual Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon and the 16th annual William A. Irvin 5K. The Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon is Saturday, June 20 at 6:30 a.m. and the William A. Irvin 5K
is Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Registration for those two events is closed.
In all, more than 16,000 runners and 50,000 race fans from around the world
will participate in the 33rd 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.