TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to register for the 2012 Grandma’s Marathon at the $85 entry fee price. So, if you haven’t already entered and want to save before the increase, sign up by the end of today at www.grandmasmarathon.com. Beginning tomorrow the entry fee increases to $90, where it will remain until April 1.
Congratulations to Natalie Workman of Hopkins, Minnesota! She is the winner of two 2012 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon entries! Natalie's name was chosen at random from all those who have registered for the 2012 Grandma's Marathon.
Check this out! Everyone who registers for the 2012 Grandma’s Marathon (26.2 miles) before Monday, January 16 will be entered into a drawing for two (2) complimentary 2012 half-marathon entries to pass along to friends or family members. Talk about a fantastic post-holiday gift!
(Duluth, Minn.) The Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) recently awarded $6,070 in grants to five area nonprofit youth organizations. Grants were awarded to: Duluth Salvation Army Rookie Basketball Association ($3,000), Encounter Youth Center ($1,000), Positive Energy Outdoors ($570), Piedmont Youth Hockey Association ($1,100) and Two Harbors Kayak Festival ($400).
Registration is now open for the 2012 Fitger’s 5K Run & Walk, scheduled for Saturday, April 21.
The Fitger’s 5K field is limited to the first 1,800 registrants, an increase of 100 from the 2011 race which reached its entry limit one month prior to the race.
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our 25th annual Young Athletes Foundation Live & Silent Auction! We appreciate the generosity of all of the businesses and individuals who contributed to this year's fundraiser! All net proceeds from the event will benefit young athletes in the Northland.
We're looking forward to our 25th annual Young Athletes Foundation live and silent auction tonight. Thanks to all of the generous businesses and individuals who donated items to this fundraiser. The YAF supports youth programs throughout a five-county region. Thank YOU!
Garry Bjorklund 2012 Half Marathon Entries to 250 Finishers
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.
Free Youth Races Presented By the Young Athletes Foundation
The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon invite children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take part in the 2011 Wednesday Night at the Races. This free race series begins Wednesday at Duluth Central High School and continues every Wednesday evening until August 31 (locations vary weekly, see schedule below). Registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. each race night, and the races begin at 6 p.m.
Registration for the 36th annual Grandma's Marathon is now open. The first 10,000 to register will be accepted into the Two Harbors-to-Duluth race, currently the 17th largest marathon in the U.S. Visit www.grandmasmarathon.com/site/index.php?page=alias to register for the event’s 36th running, which is set for Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.
Did you run in the 35th anniversary race of Grandma's Marathon or the 21st annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon? We'd love to hear your feedback as it will help us prepare for future races.
Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey of your experience:
Thank you again for joining us!
The Grandma's Marathon Staff and Board of Directors
Thanks to everyone involved with making our 35th annual celebration a huge success! We hope to see you next year...June 16, 2012.