Contact: Scott Keenan
public relations director
27th ANNUAL GRANDMA'S MARATHON GETS UNDERWAY
Registration is now open
Duluth, MN: Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the 27th annual
Grandma's Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2003! Entry forms were mailed on
Thursday, January 23 to individuals who requested them, and to those who
were registered for the race in 2002 and 2001. On Monday, January 27,
applications will be available to download and print off the web site
Grandma’s Marathon reached the capacity limit of 9,000 in record time last
year, filling in just 13 days. Marathon officials anticipate registration to
close quickly again this year, and encourage those interested in
participating to complete and return their application as soon as possible.
"The fact that this race continues to fill faster and faster each year is
evidence that the sport of long distance running continues to grow. This
trend is very exciting for our organization, and we are looking forward to
continuing to provide runners from all over the world with a great racing
experience," says Grandma's Marathon Executive Director, Scott Keenan.
The 2003 Grandma's Marathon weekend begins on Thursday, June 19 with the
SMDC Health and Fitness Expo and continues on Friday, June 20 with the
Michelina's All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, Whipper Snapper Races for
Kids, guest speaking presentations and the William A. Irvin 5K (6:00 p.m.).
The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma's Marathon are on Saturday,
June 21, 2003 at 6:45 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. respectively. In addition, the
Staff and Board of Grandma's Marathon are pleased to host the 2003 USATF
Women’s National Half Marathon Championships on June 21. The race starts at
6:15 a.m. and will be run on the same course as the Garry Bjorklund Half
For more information on the 2003 Grandma's Marathon weekend please visit the
web site www.grandmasmarathon.com or call (218) 727-0947.