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Posted: May 13, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Grandma's Marathon Registration to Close June 1

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(Duluth, Minn.) Registration for the 33rd running of Grandma's Marathon will remain open through Monday, June 1, race officials announced today.

The 26.2-mile race is more than 85 percent to its field capacity of 9,500 participants. Registration for the nation's 13th largest marathon opened January 15. Runners can sign up for the annual Two Harbors to Duluth race by visiting .The 2009 entry fee is $85.

Last year's champions, Lamech Mokono and Mary Akor, are both expected to return to defend their titles from a year ago.

Grandma's Marathon weekend also features the 19th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the 16th annual William A. Irvin 5K. The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is Saturday, June 20 at 6:30 a.m. and the William A. Irvin 5K is Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Registration for those two events is closed.

In all, more than 16,000 runners and 50,000 race fans from around the world will participate in the 33rd annual Grandma's Marathon weekend, which is presented by Target, Toyota and Wells Fargo Bank Duluth.

For more information on any of Grandma's Marathon’s races or events, visit or call (218) 727-0947.

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