Wednesday, March 14, 2012

William Irvin 5K Registration Opens Thursday

Registration for the 19th annual William A. Irvin 5K opens a minute after mid-night on Thursday, March 15.

The field limit for the 2012 race is 1900 runners — an increase of 200 from last year when the race's capacity was reached in three weeks. To register, runners should visit beginning Thursday. The entry fee is $30.

The 3.1-mile run begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 15, near the permanently docked William A. Irvin ore boat on Duluth’s waterfront and is the kickoff for running events during Grandma's Marathon weekend.

Registration remains open for the 36th annual Grandma’s Marathon set for Saturday, June 16, while the entry process for the 22nd annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is closed.

Runners and race fans from around the world will participate in the 36th annual Grandma's Marathon weekend, which is presented by Toyota and Wells Fargo Bank Duluth. Also part of the 2012 race weekend is the USA Half Marathon Championships featuring an $82,000 purse for the top half-marathoners in the U.S.

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

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