Date: Friday, June 21, 2013
Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Entry Fee (Non-Refundable): $30
Race Limit: 1,900
The William A. Irvin ore boat was built in the 1930s for U.S. Steel's Pittsburgh Steamship Company. For more than 40 years the steamer carried coal and iron ore to Great Lakes ports. The steamer, which is longer than two football fields, is now owned and operated as a museum by the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
The William A. Irvin 5K kicks off an exciting weekend of running events and festivities surrounding Grandma's Marathon. The 3.1-mile course starts and finishes near the William A. Irvin Ore Boat located next to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). This race is perfect for people of all ages and abilities.
At its annual meeting in December 2008, USA Track & Field (USATF) amended rule 144.3(f) effectively lifting its previously imposed ban on headphones and other similar devices at USATF-sanctioned events. Because of this change, participants will be able to use headphones and similar devices during Grandma's Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K, but they do so at their own risk.
To enjoy all that our racecourses have to offer and for the safety of all participants, Grandma's Marathon-Duluth, Inc. strongly encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of Grandma's Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K.
The atmosphere along the Grandma’s Marathon courses is second to none. We believe your race experience will be greatly enhanced by having complete use of all of your senses. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy the various entertainment acts lining the course. Plus, thousands of enthusiastic volunteers and spectators will be cheering you on, helping to get you to the finish line.
Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a priority for all of our events. Please be mindful of the other participants and race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.