Grandma’s MN Mile registration opens

Registration is now available for the Grandma’s Minnesota Mile road race in downtown Duluth. This 1-mile event on Sunday, Sept. 9 is open to runners of all skill levels.

The Minnesota Mile offers runners a unique opportunity to secure a spot in next year’s Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, as 250 finishers will be randomly selected to receive guaranteed entries into the 2013 half marathon on June 22.

“This is an excellent chance for runners to gain an automatic entry to the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon without needing to enter the lottery system,” says Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma’s Marathon.

Registration for all divisions is conducted exclusively at The pre-registration entry fee is $20, and late registration (Sept. 8 and 9) is $25.

All those who register by Friday, Aug. 17 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win two complimentary entries into the 2013 half marathon.

The race begins one block east of Fitger’s on Superior Street and finishes near the Holiday Center.

The Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Duluth event includes a number of race divisions:

• 8:50 a.m. – Wheelchair Mile

• 9 a.m. – Verizon Wireless Kids Mile (ages 8-14, free)

• 9:20 a.m. – All City Mile (Recreational)

• 10 a.m. – Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite)

• 10:20 a.m. – Minnesota Mile (Elite – $15,000 Prize Purse)

For more information, visit or call 1-218-727-0947.

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