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Verizon Wireless Presents Runner Tracking at Grandma’s Marathon Again This Year

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If you’re looking to keep track of your favorite runners during Grandma’s Marathon weekend, Verizon Wireless has the perfect solution.

Beginning June 1, family members and friends can log on to the Grandma’s Marathon website, and simply enter the name(s) of up to four runners they want to track. They then select whether they want the information delivered by text message or email by entering a valid wireless phone number or email address.

The tracking system, made possible through the support of Verizon Wireless, enables the progress of USA Half Marathon Championships, Grandma’s Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon participants to be tracked at numerous checkpoints along the racecourse, including the finish line.

The signup period runs through 8 p.m. Friday, June 21 by logging onto the Grandma’s Marathon Web site or by stopping by the Verizon Wireless exhibit outside of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

This marks the sixth year that Verizon Wireless is sponsoring runner tracking via text messaging and email. The company has been a major sponsor of Grandma’s Marathon since 1992.

 This tracking technology is a joint effort between Grandma’s Marathon, Verizon Wireless, Mtec Results and MarathonGuide.com.

 In all, more than 17,000 runners from around the world will participate in the 37th annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend, which is presented by Wells Fargo and Toyota.

Here are the tracking links for each race:

Grandma’s Marathon

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

USA Half Marathon Championships

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