FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Scott Keenan
Public Relations Director
The 2006 Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
Are Now Closed
Duluth, Minn.: Registration is officially closed for both the 30th annual
Grandma's Marathon and the 16th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
scheduled for June 17, 2006. Applications are no longer being taken for
Participants in Grandma's Marathon were taken on a first come first serve
basis. Over 9,500 runners are registered to compete in the race which begins
at 7:30 a.m. near Two Harbors, Minn. and travels a course along Scenic
Highway 61, through downtown Duluth and finishes in Canal Park.
Registration for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is conducted via a
lottery system where applicants are selected through three random drawings.
The last fifteen hundred applications were drawn today. The 13.1-mile race
starts at 6:30 a.m. just north of Lakeview Castle on Scenic Highway 61.
Confirmation cards will be sent to all registered participants within four
to six weeks. The best way to verify the acceptance of an entry is to
contact your financial institution to see if the check written for the entry
fee was cashed. Checks for entries that were not accepted will be returned
to the applicant within two to three weeks.
During the multiple-event weekend, over 16,000 athletes are expected to
compete in Grandma's Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the
William A. Irvin 5K.
Registration for the William A. Irvin 5K will begin at the end of March.
Those interested in receiving an application for the 3.1-mile race are
encouraged to send a self-addressed, stamped, #10 business sized envelope
with a letter of request to: Grandma's Marathon, P.O. Box 16234, Duluth, MN
55816. A total of 1,200 entries will be accepted on a first come, first
serve basis for this race.
For more information about Grandma's Marathon weekend visit the web site
www.grandmasmarathon.com or call (218) 727-0947.