Zach Schneider has accepted the position of Public Relations and Marketing Director for Grandma's Marathon.

You may remember Zach from his days as a sports reporter and anchor at KBJR and CBS3. He has extensive experience with Grandma's Marathon and all its races by covering them for the station for 10 marathons, which included Kara Goucher's coming home to run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Dominic Ondoro's course record run.

Zach is used to filing reports and understanding the importance of the race to the community. He says in the press release this is the perfect job for him because race weekend is his favorite time of year and he understands that the people have always made this race special.

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Shane Bauer, the Executive Director for Grandma's Marathon says in the press release that Zach stood out among other finalists because he had experience with communicating with people and knows what the events mean to the city of Duluth. Covering the race for the media will make it easy to connect with the media.

According to the press release, Zach Schneider has a Communications Degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, so he is quite familiar with the city and the marathon and how it works. Grandma's Marathon says he will start the position immediately, so any questions can be asked directly to him.