August 3, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Gustafson (218) 348-0555
Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Registration Opens
Garry Bjorklund 2012 Half Marathon Entries to 250 Finishers
(Duluth, Minn.) Registration is now available for next month’s Grandma’s Minnesota Mile road races in downtown Duluth. This one-mile event on Sunday, Sept. 11 is open to runners of all skill levels.
The Minnesota Mile offers runners an excellent opportunity to secure a spot in next year’s Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, as 250 finishers will be randomly selected to receive guaranteed entries into the 2012 half marathon on June 16.
“This is a unique chance for runners to gain an automatic entry to the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon without needing to enter the lottery system,” says Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma’s Marathon.
The race begins one block east of Fitger’s on Superior Street and finishes near the Holiday Center. The Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Duluth event includes a number of race divisions:
8:50 a.m. - Wheelchair Mile
9:00 a.m. - Verizon Wireless Kids Mile (Ages 8 to 14 - FREE)
9:20 a.m. - All City Mile (Recreational)
10:00 a.m. - Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite)
10:20 a.m. - Minnesota Mile (Elite - $15,000 Prize Purse)
10:40 a.m. - St. Luke’s Walk a Mile for Breast Cancer
Again this year, the St. Luke’s Walk a Mile for Breast Cancer will conclude the event. This division was added in 2010 to raise funds and awareness for the battle against breast cancer.
The fee for Minnesota Mile running division entries is $20, while the St. Luke’s Walk a Mile for Breast Cancer is $25 ($10 of each walk entry is allocated directly to the St. Luke’s Foundation). Registration for all divisions is conducted exclusively online at www.GrandmasMarathon.com.
Grandma’s Minnesota Mile is presented by Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing, Charter Communications, Duluth News Tribune, ESPN Radio 560 WEBC/B105, Fitger’s, Holiday Inn & Suites, Kemps, Northland’s NewsCenter, St. Luke’s, St. Luke’s Foundation, Super One and Verizon Wireless.
For more information, visit www.GrandmasMarathon.com or call (218) 727-0947.