FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18th Annual Essentia Health Fitness & Health Expo
(Duluth, Minn.) Grandma's Marathon weekend officially kicks off this
afternoon with the Essentia Health Fitness & Health Expo. The free, two-day
event is open today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The expo is held in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) arena
and is open to the public. Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest
products and services available in the athletic industry.
Participants registered in the 37th annual Grandma's Marathon and the 23rd
annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon may pick up their race packets at the
event, as well. Packet pick-up continues until 11 p.m. Friday.
Advantage Emblem, the official merchandiser of Grandma's Marathon, will be
on hand with official 2013 Grandma's Marathon T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats
and other merchandise.
Friday's Grandma's Marathon activities include the Essentia Health Fitness
& Health Expo, the Michelina's All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, guest
speaker presentations, the Whipper Snapper Races for Kids and the 20th
annual William A. Irvin 5K.
Grandma's Marathon, the nation's 14th largest marathon, is Saturday, June
22 at 7:45 a.m. Preceding the marathon are the 2013 USA Half Marathon
Championships (men, 6:15 a.m. - women, 6:25 a.m.) and the Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon (6:45 a.m.). In all, more than 17,000 are signed up to
participate in the three-race weekend.
For more information, visit GrandmasMarathon.com or call (218)727-0947.