FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Grandma's Marathon Registration to Close June 1
Additional Volunteers Needed for Marathon Weekend
(Duluth, Minn.) Registration for the 34th running of Grandma's Marathon
will remain open through Tuesday, June 1, race officials announced today.
As of today, the nation's 13th largest marathon has more than 7,100 in the
field for the June 19 event. Runners can sign up for the annual Two
Harbors-to-Duluth race by visiting www.GrandmasMarathon.com. The 2010 entry
fee is $85.
Last year's champions, Chris Raabe and Mary Akor, both are expected to
return to defend their titles from a year ago. Raabe's 2009 men's victory
was the first for an American since 1995, while Akor became just the second
three-time women's winner in race history.
Also, there are still more than 500 volunteer positions remaining for the
June 17-19 Grandma's Marathon weekend. Volunteer positions include areas
such as traffic and spectator control, water station assistance, medical
services, racecourse entertainment, race packet pick-up and finish area
activities. Service organizations, large groups and individuals are all
welcome and encouraged to participate. Each volunteer receives an official
2010 volunteer T-shirt, refreshment tickets and an invitation to the
Grandma's Marathon volunteer party on Sunday, June 27 at Grandma's Sports
Grandma's Marathon weekend also features the 20th annual Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon and the 17th annual William A. Irvin 5K. The Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon is Saturday, June 19 at 6:30 a.m. and the William A. Irvin 5K
is Friday, June 18 at 6 p.m. Registration for those two events is closed.
In all, nearly 16,000 runners and 50,000 race fans from around the world
will participate in 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. To volunteer, please call (218) 727-0947.