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Posted: August 11, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth Registration Opens

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Entries to 250 Finishers

(Duluth, Minn.) If you are looking to secure a spot in next June's Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, you most likely will not find a better chance! The 3rd annual Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth is Sunday, Sept. 13, and 250 finishers will be randomly selected to receive a guaranteed entry into the 20th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on June 19, 2010.

Registration for the Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth, which runs through downtown Duluth, is now open and entry forms are available at Austin-Jarrow and other running stores and fitness centers throughout the Northland. Entry forms may be also be downloaded at The entry fee is $15 until Sept. 11 and $20 on Sept. 12 and 13.

"This is a unique opportunity for runners hoping to participate in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon without needing to enter the lottery system," says Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma's Marathon. Registrants will be notified by mail if they are among the 250 randomly-selected finishers.

The Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth event consists of five divisions, including an elite division featuring a $12,500 prize purse. The race begins one block east of Fitger's on Superior Street and finishes near the Holiday Center.

Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth is presented by Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing, Austin Jarrow, Caribou Coffee, the Duluth News Tribune, ESPN Radio 560 WEBC, Fitger's, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, the Northland's NewsCenter and Verizon Wireless.

For more information, visit or call (218) 727-0947.

Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth
Sunday, September 13
Downtown Duluth
8:50 a.m.         Wheelchair Mile
9:00 a.m.         Verizon Wireless Kids Mile
For Children ages 8 to 14
9:20 a.m.         All City Mile
For Recreational Runners with the following projected finishing times: 
Men - 5:46 or longer; Women - 6:46 or longer
10:00 a.m.       Duluth Mile
For Semi-Elite Runners with the following projected finishing times: 
Men - between 4:41 and 5:45; Women - between 5:41 and 6:45
10:20 a.m.       Grandma's Minnesota Mile ($12,500 prize purse)
For Elite Runners with the following projected finishing times: 
Men - 4:40 or faster; Women - 5:40 or faster

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