Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Park Point Five-Mile on Friday in Duluth

Northern Minnesota’s oldest road race – the 39th annual Park Point 5-Miler and 2-Mile Walk – will be run Friday, July 16.

Online pre-registration is available through 3 PM Thursday at GrandmasMarathon.com or YoungAthletesFoundation.com. To sign up on race day, visit the pavilion at the end of Park Point between 3 PM and 5 PM. The entry fee for the five-mile run and two-mile walk is $25, while the youth races are free.

The event begins at 5:30 PM with youth races for children 14 and under, followed by the two-mile walk at 6:15 PM, and then the five-mile feature race at 6:30 PM.

Defending five-mile run champions Jeremy Polson and Jen Houck are registered, as is 2010 William A. Irvin 5K champion Scott Behling. Polson and Houck, the 2009 Minnesota Runners of the Year, won the race in both 2008 and 2009. Last year, Houck’s time of 28 minutes and 30 minutes established a new course record for the women’s division.

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