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Grandma’s Marathon offers live runner tracking

Once again, this year Grandma’s Marathon will offer live runner tracking Saturday for the marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

Family members and friends can either download the Grandma’s Marathon app on iOS and Android devices, or visit grandmasmarathon.com/marathon-weekend/runner-tracking. To track a runner on race day, people can simply enter the name or bib number of the runner they wish to track.

The tracking system enables family and friends to check the progress of participants at numerous checkpoints along the racecourse, including the finish line. Because of the limited communication coverage on some remote areas of the course, there may be significant delay or no tracking data available. Marathon officials ask that people be patient as information is updated and coverage improves throughout the day.

This is the second year that T-Mobile is sponsoring runner tracking and the technology is a joint effort between Grandma’s Marathon, T-Mobile, Mtec Results and Race Roster.

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