Media Information

Media coverage is very important to the success of Grandma's Marathon and its supporting events, and has helped us prosper and grow since day one.

For all of your media needs, please take a minute to read the following information.


Media Contact Information

Bob Gustafson
Public Relations Director
Address: PO Box 16234, Duluth, MN 55816
Phone: (218) 727-0947
Fax: (218) 727-7932
Email: bob@grandmasmarathon.com


Media Credentials

Media credentials are available to allow media representatives access to key areas during race weekend including press conferences, finish line, the media center and other media activities. To obtain credentials for the 2014 Grandma's Marathon, contact Bob Gustafson prior to May 31, 2014 (see above).


Media Kits

Media kits will be available to provide media with information essential to covering the 38th annual Grandma's Marathon weekend. The kits will be ready for distribution early June. To obtain a media kit, please contact Bob Gustafson prior to June 1, 2014.


Media Center

The media center is located in the Comfort Suites (St. Croix Room) adjacent to the finish line in Canal Park. Access to the media center is through the main entrance of the Comfort Suites or through the gazebo entrance. A media credential is required to enter the media center.

Live race coverage is provided by ESPN Radio 560 WEBC.


Top Finisher Post-Race Interviews

All post-race interviews are to be conducted in the Media Center. Absolutely no interviews are allowed in the finish line area. Volunteer escorts will bring the top athletes into the media center as soon as possible after they finish their race, and your patience is greatly appreciated while waiting for the athletes to arrive.

ESPN Radio 560 WEBC is the official radio station and The Northland's NewsCenter is the official television network of Grandma's Marathon. The Marathon has authorized representatives of these stations to have the first interviews with the top finishers. When these interviews are completed all other media representatives will be allowed to interview the top finishers in the media center at the Comfort Suites.


Race Results

Race results for the William A. Irvin 5K, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon will be posted on our website www.grandmasmarathon.com as as soon as possible on race day.

Lists of top finishers in the open, master and wheelchair divisions will be available in the media center shortly after they are recorded. Age group and open division results for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma's Marathon will be announced at the Awards Ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). All results are unofficial.

 


 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bob Gustafson at (218) 727-0947.