Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Location: Downtown Duluth
Entry Fee (Non-Refundable): TBD
250 GUARANTEED ENTRIES FOR THE 2015 GARRY BJORKLUND HALF MARATHON
By finishing the All City or Duluth Mile during the 2014 Minnesota Mile event, you will qualify for a chance to win a Guaranteed Entry into the 2015 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Two-hundred fifty (250) finishers will be randomly selected to receive a guaranteed spot into the 2015 race – without having to go through the lottery! They will be notified after the race. Those who receive the guaranteed entry will be required to pay the entry fee to participate in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. The guaranteed entry is not transferable and may be used only by the person who participated in the Minnesota Mile Events.
NOTE: Participants younger than 12 and elite runners do not qualify for this offer.
In the early 1980s Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma's Marathon at the time, started and directed the Minnesota Mile in Duluth, Minnesota. At the time, it was the second mile road race to be hosted in the United States behind the Fifth Avenue Mile directed by legendary race director, Fred Lebow. After a seven year run, the Minnesota Mile was discontinued.
In the summer of 2006, Keenan approached the staff and board of directors of Grandma's Marathon with the idea of reviving the Minnesota Mile. The idea was unanimously supported.
Our goal is to make the Minnesota Mile one of the premier mile road-races in the United States.
Thank you to our Minnesota Mile Major Sponsors: