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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 read the following information.
Media contact information
Mandi Peterson, Marketing & Public Relations Director
Address: PO Box 16234, Duluth, MN 55816
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 2018 Grandma’s Marathon, contact Grandma’s Marathon prior to May 31, 2018 (see above).
Media Guides will be available to provide media with information essential to covering the 42nd annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend. The guides will be ready for distribution early June. To obtain a hard copy of a media guide, please contact Grandma’s Marathon prior to May 31, 2018.
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, media vehicle credential or photo bridge credential is required to enter the media center.
The media center will be open on Saturday, June 16 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
The Marathon has authorized representatives of our sponsor 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 for the William A. Irvin 5K, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon will be posted on our website as soon as possible on race day.
Lists of top finishers in the open, master and wheeler divisions will be available in the media center shortly after they are recorded. Age group and open division results will be announced at the awards ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).
All results are unofficial.