FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minnesota Mile Event Set for Sept. 8
Garry Bjorklund 2014 Half Marathon Entries to 250 Finishers
(Duluth, Minn.) The seventh running of the Minnesota Mile road race is
scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 8 in downtown Duluth. This one-mile event –
hosted by Grandma's Marathon – is open to runners of all skill levels.
The Minnesota Mile offers runners a unique opportunity to secure a spot in
next year's Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, as 250 finishers will be
randomly selected to receive guaranteed entries into the 2014 half marathon
on June 21. This is an excellent chance for runners to gain an automatic
entry to the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon without needing to enter the
Registration for all divisions is available online at
www.GrandmasMarathon.com. The pre-registration entry fee is $20 and late
registration (September 7 and 8) is $30.
The race begins one block east of Fitger's on Superior Street and finishes
near the Holiday Center.
The Minnesota Mile event includes a number of race divisions:
8:50 a.m. - Wheelchair Mile
9:00 a.m. - Verizon Wireless Kids Mile (Ages 8 to 14 - FREE)
9:20 a.m. - All City Mile (Recreational)
10:00 a.m. - Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite)
10:20 a.m. – Grandma's Minnesota Mile (Elite - $20,100 Prize Purse)
The Minnesota Mile is the last event on the 14-stop nationwide inaugural
Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013. For more on the Bring Back the Mile Tour,
The Minnesota Mile is presented by Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing,
American Family Insurance, Duluth Running Company, Duluth News Tribune,
ESPN Radio 560 WEBC, Fitger's, Holiday Inn & Suites, Kemps, KBJR 6 & Range
11, Super One and Verizon Wireless.