There’s A New Marathon In Minneapolis

Registration is now open for the inaugural Minneapolis Marathon on May 31, 2009.

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The course will follow a route on both sides of the Mississippi
river all the way to the Minnesota River. The course starts and
finishes in downtown Minneapolis. A finisher’s jacket is included in
the registration price. The jacket is a way to commemorate your
accomplishment and show that you are a “charter” member of the
Minneapolis Marathon.

Plus, the Minneapolis Marathon is an iPod-friendly event!

Medals,
finisher jackets, shirts and age group awards have already been
ordered. But don’t worry, the race just opened for registration. There
will be live entertainment at the post-race party. There is a
seven-hour cut off, 20 water and aid stops (which is the same as the
Chicago Marathon), and two gel stops.

As they say, “The pain
lasts for an hour but the pride of accomplishment lasts a lifetime… oh
and great gear lasts for a decade.”

The host hotel, The
Depot, is at the start/finish Line. Call 612-375-1700 or 866-211-4611
to make reservations for May 28 to June 2, 2009 under the Minneapolis
Marathon at The Depot room block. Reservation online by visiting here.
(All you need to do is select the dates of May 28 to June 2, 2009 and
enter: MMRMMRA into the “group code” spot on the website when making a
reservation.)

To encourage more visitors, the Battle of the
States will continue until May 29. The participants from the state with
the most total participants in the Marathon & Half Marathon (other
than Minnesota) each win a Minneapolis Marathon Stainless Steel 750ml
water bottle. For example, say Illinois is the state with the most
registrants with 220. Each of those 220 racers will receive an
inaugural Minneapolis Marathon stainless steel water bottle when they
pick up his/her race packets on May 29 or 30. You can watch Illinois
standings every Monday starting Feb. 2 when we post the leader board
for the 50 State Challenge here.

Visit the event’s Web site at www.teamortho.us/Minneapolis_Marathon

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