Monday, April 7, 2008

Grandma's Marathon is closed

press release outta Duluth...
Registration Closed for Grandma's Marathon

( Duluth , Minn. ) For the 14th consecutive year, Grandma’s Marathon has reached its field capacity and registration for the June 21 event is now officially closed.

More than 9,700 runners are registered to compete in the 32nd annual 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 .

The field is also full for both the 18th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the 15th annual William A. Irvin 5K. Registration for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, held June 21 at 6:30 a.m., was conducted through a random lottery system in which 4,500 applicants were selected from a total pool of more than 9,200. Registration for the William A. Irvin 5K, scheduled for Friday, June 20 at 6 p.m., closed on March 21 after reaching its field limit of 1,200 in less than three days.

For the first time, these three races utilized an online registration procedure. Confirmation cards are being mailed to all registered participants.

Wells Fargo Bank Duluth, Target and Toyota are presenting sponsors of the multiple-event weekend. For more information on Grandma's Marathon weekend visit or call (218) 727-0947.

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