Deployed 148th Fighter Wing to virtually run the William A. Irvin 5K

148th Fighter Wing to virtually run the William A. Irvin 5K

Deployed airmen provided opportunity to participate overseas

(Duluth, MN) – The 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota National Guard is currently deployed to southwest Asia, in support of United States Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) operations; however, their deployment is not deterring them from participating in the 42nd Annual Grandma’s Marathon Weekend.

Members of the 148th will organize a private 5K allowing them to virtually run the race where they are currently stationed. A virtual race provides an option in which registered participants can participate from anywhere in the world, including their location in southwest Asia. By participating remotely, members will be able to plan their race during an appropriate time of the day and schedule it around their current obligations.

“Grandma’s Marathon is honored to support the 148th through this opportunity. We want to provide them with as much community support as possible given their situation.” states Shane Bauer, Executive Director of Grandma’s Marathon.

All participants will be awarded the 25th Annual William A. Irvin 5K participant shirts, finisher medals and commemorative socks.

Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, June 14-16, is presented by Toyota and Members Cooperative Credit Union. For more information on the weekend events occurring locally, please visit or call (218) 727-0947.


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