2011 Grandma's Minnesota Mile - Sunday, September 11

Grandma’s Minnesota Mile – Sunday, September 11

Don’t delay – it’s time to get you and your family and friends registered for next month’s Grandma’s Minnesota Mile road races in downtown Duluth.

The Minnesota Mile on Sunday, Sept. 11 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.

The race begins one block east of Fitger’s on Superior Street and finishes near the Holiday Center. This one-mile event on Sunday, Sept. 11 is open to runners of all skill levels and 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 http://grandmasmarathon.com/site/index.php?page=alias-12

Grandma’s Minnesota Mile is presented by Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing, Charter Communications, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth Running Company, 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.