Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Update on Grandma's registration

2008 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
Lottery Registration Opens Tomorrow

For runners looking to obtain a spot in June’s Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, Feb. 20 should be circled on their calendars. Beginning tomorrow and continuing through March 2, the online lottery registration will be open for all half marathon hopefuls.

The lottery registration application will be available at beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Lottery participants can submit their registration any time during the 12-day online registration period. On March 3, 4,500 participants will be randomly selected and their acceptance into the race will be confirmed via e-mail. Those runners not selected will receive an e-mail notifying them that their entry was not among those chosen.

The entry fee for the 2008 race is $60, plus a processing charge. Only those 4,500 runners selected through the lottery will have their credit cards charged.

The 18th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is Saturday, June 21, at 6:30 a.m., and is run on the second half of the Grandma’s Marathon course.

Grandma’s Marathon Registration Update

1,200 spots remain for the 32nd annual running of Grandma’s Marathon . A total of 8,300 marathoners have signed up for the 26.2-mile event which, like the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, will be held Saturday, June 21.

In all, more than 17,000 runners and 50,000 race fans from around the world will participate in the 2008 Grandma's Marathon weekend presented by Target, Toyota and Wells Fargo Bank Duluth.

For more information on any of Grandma's Marathon ’s races or events, visit or call (218) 727-0947.

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