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Traffic Advisory And Parking Information For The Fitger’s 5K Race this Saturday

This past Tuesday, was the anniversary of the horrific Boston Marathon bombings of last year.  As many runners are preparing for our own local Fitger's 5K this Saturday,  we continue to keep those that were affected physically and emotionally by the Boston Marathon bombings in our thoughts.  Every year the Duluth Police Department provides a traffic advisory and I wanted to share that with you to help plan the best route for travel that day.

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Grandma’s Marathon Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Nominations Taken Through April 11

Grandma's Marathon is grateful for their numerous volunteers that put in countless hours before, during and after the race.  For years, they have recognized, a public employee or elected official that is worthy of  receiving the prestigious Rudy Perpich Public Service Award.  Who will you nominate this year??

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William A. Irvin 5K Will Be Capped at 2,000 Runners, Will You Be Part of the Pack?

Grandma's Marathon caps the William A. Irvin 5K at 2,000 runners, a 100 runner increase from last year.  Will you be part of the pack?  Besides the Whippersnapper Races, this is the kick-off to Grandma's Marathon weekend.  WAY more than 2,000 people register for a bib number for this race, so mark your calendars for March 13, that's when registration opens for this popular race!

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Need Added Inspiration? Attend Gearing Up For Grandma’s 2014 Featuring Carrie Tollefson

Registration is open, the weather is warmer and it’s time to think about Grandmas Marathon Weekend! Have you started training yet?  If not, and need inspiration, or if you have and are looking for valuable information then you'll want to attend the annual Gearing Up for Grandma’s pre-race seminar.

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Lottery Registration for the 2014 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Begins Monday

 

Registration for the 2014 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon begins Monday, and continues through Friday, February 21. The half-marathon registration is conducted through a lottery process in which 6,700 participants will be randomly selected.

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Tighten Your Shoelaces, Grandma’s Marathon Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Registration Opens Monday

It's always hard to think about June and Grandma's Marathon with temperatures below zero and snow on the ground but honestly, training for some is year round.  One thing you DO have to think about, whether you've made the decision to run the Garry Bjorklund half marathon or not is getting your name in the lottery NOW.  Registration opens Monday, it's your first step to insure you are on the 13.1 mile course in June!

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New Grandma’s Marathon Event Set for March 15 and You Can Register Right Here

It's always fun to be a part of the first year of an event.  Runners, here's your chance to take part in the first running of a new, untimed, event hosted by Grandma's Marathon that benefits the Young Athletes Foundation.

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Enter the 2014 Grandma’s Marathon Now Before the Entry Fee Increase

Grandma's Marathon is all set for June 21st this year and if you've been thinking of taking part in the race, you should sign up soon to save money.

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Take the Challenge and Run 25 Races Around the Beautiful Great Lakes; Grandma’s Marathon Included

You can do it!  If you are looking for a goal that will provide a full body workout with a scenic view than the Great Lakes Marathon Series is a challenge you should consider.  Grandma's Marathon is now one of the 25 races!  You've GOT this!

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Two Grandma’s Marathon Board Members Remembered with New Park Point Beach Race that Could Net You a Guaranteed Garry Bjorklund 2014 Half Marathon Entry

Grandma's Marathon recently lost two of it's dedicated Board Members to Pancreatic Cancer.  To remember Don Fennessy and Kevin Peterson there will be a new additional race to the Grandma's Marathon line-up.   Come run along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior and join in the fight to help find a cure for this devastating disease.

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There’s Still Room to Run In The Park Point 5-Miler; Get Registration Details Here

Did you watch Grandmas Marathon and become inspired to run?  Did you train for a race marathon weekend and want to stay in shape?

Here's another great Duluth race to check out - northern Minnesota’s oldest road race – the 42nd annual Park Point 5-Miler scheduled for Friday, July 19.

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Minnesota’s Oldest Road Race the Park Point 5 Miler is Coming Fast, Friday July 19 Sign Up NOW!

It's become a tradition for some, whether it's spectating, running, volunteering or even walking.  Why not be part of Minnesota's Oldest Road Race~the Park Point 5 Miler.  It's absolutely awesome running the Point, so picturesque and if you get too hot, you can just take a dip in Lake Superior!  Sign up SOON!

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