Monday, January 07, 2008

Grandma's Announces On-line Registration Details

In news that should disappointed only the barons of the envelope industry, Grandma's Marathon officials announced details for their inaugural on-line registration program.

For the first time in more than three decades, Grandma's registrants will no longer be required to mail paper entry forms and checks. Instead, beginning Thursday, January17 when online registration officially opens for the 32nd running of Grandma’s Marathon, participants will be able to sign up by visiting the Grandm'as Marathon web-site. Grandma's has partnered with to provide 2008 online registration services for Grandma's Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K.

Registration for all three races will be conducted solely through

“The response that we have received from our runners has been tremendous and we are equally excited about this opportunity to offer the convenience and ease of registering online. The entire process takes just a few minutes and entry confirmation is virtually instant,” Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma's Marathon, said in a media release. “We could not be happier with our decision to make this conversion to a more streamlined registration process."

Informational postcards, which include important registration dates and deadlines, were mailed last week to people who registered for last year’s Grandma’s Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon or William A. Irvin 5K. Those interested in more information regarding online registration can visit or call (218) 727-0947.

Important dates for Grandma's registration ...

-- Grandma's Marathon registration opens Thursday, January 17. (Race limit: first 9500 entrants.)

-- Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon lottery registration is open from Feb. 20 through March 2 (Race limit: 4500 entrants chosen by lottery.)

-- William A. Irvin 5K registration opens Wednesday, March 19 (Race limit: first 1200 entrants.)

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