Grandma’s Marathon registration to close June 1
By: Additional volunteers needed for marathon weekend, Superior Telegram
Registration for the 34th running of Grandma’s Marathon will remain open through Tuesday, June 1, race officials announced today.
As of today, the nation’s 13th largest marathon has more than 7,100 in the field for the June 19 event. Runners can sign up for the annual Two Harbors-to-Duluth race by visiting www.GrandmasMarathon.com. The 2010 entry fee is $85.
Last year’s champions, Chris Raabe and Mary Akor, both are expected to return to defend their titles from a year ago. Raabe’s 2009 men’s victory was the first for an American since 1995, while Akor became just the second three-time women’s winner in race history.
Also, there are still more than 500 volunteer positions remaining for the June 17-19 Grandma’s Marathon weekend. Volunteer positions include areas such as traffic and spec¬tator control, water station assistance, medical services, racecourse entertainment, race packet pick-up and finish area activities. Service organizations, large groups and individu¬als are all welcome and encouraged to participate. Each volunteer receives an official 2010 volunteer T-shirt, refreshment tickets and an invitation to the Grandma’s Marathon volunteer party on Sunday, June 27 at Grandma’s Sports Garden.
Grandma’s Marathon weekend also features the 20th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the 17th annual William A. Irvin 5K. The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19 and the William A. Irvin 5K is at 6 p.m. Friday, June 18. Registration for those two events is closed.
In all, nearly 16,000 runners and 50,000 race fans from around the world will participate in Grandma’s Marathon weekend.
For more information on any of Grandma’s Marathon’s races or events, visit www.GrandmasMarathon.com. To volunteer, please call (218) 727-0947.