Entries for the William Irvin 5K, one of the Grandma's weekend events, became available today, race officials announced. The Irvin 5K is scheduled for Friday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Duluth.
Entry forms are available by downloading a printable version from the Grandma's Marathon web-site or calling (218) 727-0947. Entrants of the race in 2005 and 2006 as well as those who have already requested entries should find them in today's mail. The race is limited to 1200 entrants.
Surprisingly, some 200 spots still remain in Grandma's Marathon. The 13th largest marathon in the U.S. has filled to capacity in each of the last twelve years.
Additional information since our original post ...
"Last year’s abnormally hot and humid race-day weather may be having an impact on 2007 Grandma’s Marathon registration," Grandma's Public Relations Director Bob Gustafson said. "Many of last year’s marathoners may have decided to opt for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon lottery."
Last year the marathon filled in six weeks, according to Gustafson.