FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Grandma's Marathon Registration to Close June 1
Additional Volunteers Needed for Marathon Weekend
(Duluth, Minn.) Registration for the 35th running of Grandma's Marathon
will remain open through Wednesday, June 1, race officials announced today.
The country's 17th largest marathon currently has more than 7,900 in the
field for the June 18 event which begins at 7:30 a.m. Runners can sign up
for the annual Two Harbors-to-Duluth race by visiting
www.GrandmasMarathon.com. The entry fee is $100. The 2010 Grandma's
Marathon had 7,387 entrants.
Also, there are still more than 500 volunteer positions remaining for the
June 16-18 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
2011 T-shirt, refreshment tickets and an invitation to the Grandma's
Marathon volunteer party on Sunday, June 26 at Grandma's Sports Garden.
Grandma's Marathon weekend also features the 21st annual Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon and the 18th annual William A. Irvin 5K. The Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon is Saturday, June 18 at 6:30 a.m. and the William A. Irvin 5K
is Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. Registration for those two events is closed.
In all, about 17,000 runners 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 or call (218) 727-0947.