FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Park Point 5-Miler On Friday
(Duluth, Minn.) The 42nd running of the Park Point 5-Miler – northern
Minnesota's oldest road race – is set for Friday, July 19. The event begins
at 5:30 p.m. with youth races for children 14 and under, followed by a
two-mile walk at 6:15 p.m., and then the five-mile feature race at 6:30
Online pre-registration for is available through Thursday at
www.GrandmasMarathon.com or www.YoungAthletesFoundation.com.
Those choosing to sign up on race day should visit the pavilion at the end
of Park Point between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The pre-registration entry fee is
$25 for the five-mile run and two-mile walk and $35 on race day. The youth
races are free.
All finishers in the run and walk will receive a commemorative T-shirt, and
awards will be presented to the top participants at an award ceremony
following the five-mile run. Ribbons will be awarded to youth race
participants upon completion of their event.
Participants are encouraged to plan extra travel time to Park Point to
ensure they arrive on time for their event. For the safety of race
participants, Minnesota Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from
approximately 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Net proceeds from the Park Point 5-Miler benefit the Young Athletes
Foundation (YAF), a Grandma's Marathon program focused on the promotion and
development of youth athletics.
The Park Point 5-Miler is sponsored by Sam's Club, Texas Roadhouse, Toyota,
American Family Insurance, Anytime Fitness, Carlson Orthodontics, City of
Duluth, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth Running Company, ESPN Radio 560 WEBC,
Fitger's, Great Clips, Great Harvest Bread, Integrity Health Network,
KBJR6/Range11, maurices, Minnesota Power, St. Luke's and Unum.
For more information about the Park Point 5-Miler or the YAF call (218)
727-0947 or visit www.grandmasmarathon.com.
Park Point 5-Miler - Friday, July 19, 2013
5:30 p.m. – Free Youth Races (14 & under)
6:15 p.m. – Two-mile Walk
6:30 p.m. – Five-mile Run
Award Ceremony (Park Point Pavilion following completion of the five-mile