Feb 9, 2012

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Registration Opens Monday

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February 9, 2012
Contact: Bob Gustafson (218) 348-0555

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Registration Opens Monday

(Duluth, Minn.) Registration for June’s Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon begins Monday, Feb. 13. The race entry process is conducted through a lottery in which 6,300 participants will be randomly selected.

Beginning Feb. 13 and continuing through Feb. 24, registration will be available at for all half-marathon hopefuls. Lottery participants can submit their registration any time during the 12-day online registration period. Participants will be randomly selected and their acceptance into the race will be confirmed via email during the week of Feb. 27. Runners not selected will receive an email notifying them that their entry was not among those chosen.

The entry fee for the 2012 race is $75, and only those 6,300 runners selected through the lottery will have their credit cards charged.

The 22nd annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is Saturday, June 16, at 6:45 a.m., and is run on the second half of the Grandma’s Marathon course.

Grandma’s Marathon Update

Nearly 4,800 runners have registered for Grandma’s Marathon, also June 16. The entry fee for the event’s 36th running is $90 until April 1 when it increases to $100.

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

2012 Grandma’s Marathon Online Registration Schedule

Grandma's Marathon
Registration Now Open

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
(6,300 entrants selected via lottery)
Lottery registration open Feb. 13 – 24

William A. Irvin 5K
(Limited to first 1,900 entrants)
Registration opens Thursday, March 15 

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