FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laura Wright
Public Relations Director
Entry Forms for the 29th Annual Grandma's Marathon
to be Mailed Wednesday, January 19!
Duluth, MN: Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the 29th annual
Grandma's Marathon on Saturday, June 18, 2005! Entry forms will be mailed
on Wednesday, January 19 to individuals who requested them as well as to
those who registered for the race in 2003 and 2004. The entry fee is
Entry forms can be obtained by calling (218) 727-0947, or by downloading
and printing one off of the web site www.grandmasmarathon.com/Registration
(Note: the form will be posted on the web site on Monday, January 24,
2005). People may also pick them up in person at the 4th annual Grandma's
Marathon Registration Kick-off Celebration on Thursday, January 20 from
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Wells Fargo Bank Duluth – Downtown (230 W.
Superior Street). After the Registration Kick-off event, applications will
be available at the following Twin Ports locations: Wells Fargo Bank
Duluth, area Target Stores, Austin-Jarrow, and many other sporting goods
stores and fitness centers throughout the area.
Grandma's Marathon has reached its set capacity limit every year since
1995, and registration for last year’s race closed in just 14 days. The
2005 field is limited to 9,000 people and marathon officials anticipate
registration to close quickly again this year. "We really encourage people
to act fast," says Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma's Marathon.
"The best way to secure yourself a spot in the marathon is to complete and
mail your entry form back to us the very same day you receive it in the
For those who prefer to run shorter distances, Grandma's Marathon weekend
also features the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin
5K. Registration for these races will begin in February and March,
respectively. To obtain entry forms for either of these races, send a note
of request and a self-addressed, stamped, #10 business sized envelope to:
Grandma's Marathon, PO Box 16234, Duluth, Minn. 55816.
The 2005 Grandma's Marathon weekend begins on Thursday, June 16 with the
SMDC Health and Fitness Expo and continues on Friday, June 17 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 18, 2005 beginning at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., respectively. In all,
over 16,000 runners and 40,000 – 50,000 race fans from across the globe are
expected to participate in Grandma's Marathon Weekend.
For more information on the 2005 Grandma's Marathon festivities, visit the
web site www.grandmasmarathon.com or call (218) 727-0947.
Presenting Sponsors of Grandma's Marathon are Wells Fargo Bank Duluth and
Target Stores. Major sponsors include: BP Amoco, NA • City of Duluth •
Coca- Cola • Country Hearth Breads • Dex Media Duluth News Tribune • Grand
Casio Hinckley/Mille Lacs • Jennie-O Turkey Store • Lake Superior College •
MarathonFoto • Maurices • Michelina’s • Miller Hill Mall • Miller
Lite/Better Brands, Inc. Minnesota Power/ALLETE • Nike • Qwest • SMDC
Sports Medicine • Stewart-Taylor Printing • Toyota Ultima Replenisher •