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Runners And Walkers Are Encourage To Pre-Register Today For Friday’s Park Point 5 Miler

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The 41st running of the Park Point 5-Miler – northern Minnesota’s oldest road race – is this Friday, July 20. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with youth races for children 14 and under, followed by a two-mile walk at 6:15 p.m., and then the five-mile feature race at 6:30 p.m.

Online pre-registration for is available through TODAY 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.

Schedule of Events:

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)

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.

For more information about the Park Point 5-Miler or the YAF call (218) 727-0947 or visit www.grandmasmarathon.com.

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