New Grandma’s Marathon Event Set for Saturday

Grandma's Marathon
September 18, 2013

Park Point Beach Run 5K to benefit pancreatic cancer


DULUTH, Minn.The first running of the Park Point Beach Run 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. on Duluth’s Park Point. This new event – hosted by Grandma’s Marathon – is an untimed fun run and serves as a fundraiser for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


Five dollars of every entry fee plus all net proceeds will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The pre-registration entry fee is $25 and is available thru Friday at Late registration on race day is $35 and runs from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


The race begins and ends near the pavilion at the end of Park Point. The course will take participants onto the trails adjacent to the Sky Harbor Airport as well as the Park Point beach, just steps from Lake Superior.


Similar to the Minnesota Mile race held earlier this month, this event offers runners a unique opportunity to secure a spot in next year’s Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. One hundred finishers will be randomly selected to receive guaranteed entries into the 2014 half-marathon on Saturday, June 21. These 100 runners will gain an automatic entry without the need to enter the lottery system.


Prizes will be awarded for the best beach attire, and Green Mill will have its pizza truck on hand and will donate a portion of all sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


For more information on the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, visit


The Park Point Beach Run 5K for Pancreatic Cancer is sponsored by Affinity Plus, Falsani, Balmer, Peteron, Quinn & Beyer, Marian Tax & Accounting Services, LLC, Chiropractic Heath Center, Peterson Anderson Flowers and KBJR 6 & Range 11.


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