FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Online Registration Now Available for
Runner Tracking Service at Grandma's Marathon
(Duluth, Minn.) If you're looking to keep track of your favorite runners
during Grandma's Marathon weekend, the Runner Tracking Service is a great
Beginning today, family members and friends can log on to
GrandmasMarathon.com, and simply enter the name(s) of the runner(s) they
want to track. They then select whether they want the information delivered
by text message or email by entering a valid wireless phone number or email
The tracking system, made possible through the support of Verizon Wireless,
Mtec Results and MarathonGuide.com, enables the progress of USA Half
Marathon Championships, Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half
Marathon participants to be tracked at numerous checkpoints along the
racecourse, including the finish line. The runner tracking signals are
provided by the timing chip runners wear on their shoe and registration is
provided by MarathonGuide.com.
The signup period runs through 8 p.m. Friday, June 15 by logging onto the
Grandma's Marathon Web site or by stopping by the Verizon Wireless exhibit
outside of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).
This marks the fifth year that Verizon Wireless is sponsoring runner
tracking via text messaging and email. The company has been a major sponsor
of Grandma's Marathon since 1992.
In all, more than 17,000 runners from around the world will participate in
the 36th annual Grandma's Marathon weekend, which is presented by Wells
Fargo and Toyota.
For more information, visit GrandmasMarathon.com or call (218) 727-0947.