Additional Volunteers Needed for Marathon Weekend
(Duluth, Minn.) Registration for the 35th running of Grandma's Marathon will remain open through Wednesday, June 1, race officials announced today.
The country’s 17th largest marathon currently has more than 7,900 in the field for the June 18 event which begins at 7:30 a.m. Runners can sign up for the annual Two Harbors-to-Duluth race by visiting http://www.GrandmasMarathon.com The entry fee is $100. The 2010 Grandma’s Marathon had 7,387 entrants.
Also, there are still more than 500 volunteer positions remaining for the June 16-18 Grandma’s Marathon weekend. Volunteer positions include areas such as traffic and spectator control, water station assistance, medical services, racecourse entertainment, race packet pick-up and finish area activities. Service organizations, large groups and individuals are all welcome and encouraged to participate. Each volunteer receives an official 2011 T-shirt, refreshment tickets and an invitation to the Grandma’s Marathon volunteer party on Sunday, June 26 at Grandma’s Sports Garden.
Grandma's Marathon weekend also features the 21st annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the 18th annual William A. Irvin 5K. The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is Saturday, June 18 at 6:30 a.m. and the William A. Irvin 5K is Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. Registration for those two events is closed.
In all, about 17,000 runners from around the world will participate in Grandma's Marathon weekend, which is presented by Target, Toyota and Wells Fargo Bank Duluth.
For more information on any of Grandma's Marathon’s races or events, visit www.GrandmasMarathon.com. To volunteer, please or call (218) 727-0947.