Online pre-registration for is available through Thursday at GrandmasMarathon.com or YoungAthletesFoundation.com. Those choosing to sign up on race day should visit the pavilion at the end of Park Point between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The pre-registration entry fee is $25 for the five-mile run and two-mile walk and $30 on race day. The youth races are free.
All finishers in the run and walk will receive a commemorative T-shirt, and awards will be presented to the top participants at an award ceremony following the five-mile run. Ribbons will be awarded to youth race participants upon completion of their event.
Participants are encouraged to plan extra travel time to Park Point to ensure they arrive on time for their event. For the safety of race participants, Minnesota Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Among those expected to race:
Eric Hartmark (Three-time champion – 2007, 2010, 2011)
Jeremy Polson (Five-time champion – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009)
Jordan Zwick (Former men’s 3000m and 5000m record holder at Florida Atlantic University)
Jen Houck (Three-time champion – 2008, 2009, 2010/course record, 27:50)
Katie Koski (Four-time champion – 1994, 1995, 2000, 2004)
Serena Sullivan (Defending women’s champion)
Net proceeds from the Park Point 5-Miler benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma’s Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of youth athletics.
The Park Point 5-Miler is sponsored by Anytime Fitness, Charter Communications, City of Duluth, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth Running Company, ESPN Radio 560 WEBC, Fitger’s, Great Clips, Great Harvest Bread, Integrity Health Network, Johnson Controls, maurices, Minnesota Power, MIX 108/B105, Northland’s NewsCenter, Sam’s Club, St. Luke’s, Texas Roadhouse and Unum.
For more information about the Park Point 5-Miler or the YAF call (218) 727-0947 or visit www.grandmasmarathon.com.
Park Point 5-Miler - Friday, July 20, 2012
5:30 p.m. – Free Youth Races (14 & under)
6:15 p.m. – Two-mile Walk
6:30 p.m. – Five-mile Run
Award Ceremony (Park Point Pavilion following completion of the five-mile run)