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Dig Through Your Closet And Gather Your Shoes To Donate To Soles4Souls With Grandma’s Marathon

Clean out your closet now while you support Soles4Soles! If you plan on coming to the Grandma’s Marathon, Essentia Fitness & Health Expo on Thursday, June 18 or Friday, June 19 at the DECC, bring a pair or several to donate.

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Show Your Grandma’s Marathon Spirit With A Photo For A Chance To Win A GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

You don't have to be a runner to be a "winner" with Grandma's Marathon!  How would you like to own a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition or a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband?  It's easy, you'll be taking lots of photos anyhow, just tag em' and you have a great chance to win!

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What Are The Best Running Apps For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend? Carrie Tollefson Files This Report [VIDEO]

So many people have apps they use to train and run to. Some people like to know the weather, what the wind speed is, what your heart beat is, so many things people use to get a personal best in order to get an edge.

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Dwight Yoakam
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Country Thowback Goes Back 22 Years with Dwight Yoakam [VIDEO]

In a little over a week, runners of Grandma's Marathon and the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon will board buses for what feels like a thousand mile ride the their respective starting lines.  In honor of that feeling, I decided to choose a Dwight Yoakam favorite for this week's Country Throwback.

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Cathy Kates Walking Boot
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Cathy Kates Breaks Something Other Than Her Grandma’s Half Consecutive Streak

Training for this year's Grandma's Marathon Half was going great, better than expected.  My time had improved by 1:30 per mile because I had started "toe running", I had one 13.1 and one 14.3 mile under my belt.  Then less than two weeks out from my 15th consecutive half marathon, I was told I couldn't run.

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Credit: Andy Lyons  /Allsport
Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport
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What To Do After You Run A Marathon, Carrie Tollefson Explains

Maybe this is your first Marathon, maybe this isn't, the thing to remember is a good plan is always the best medicine when you have finished a marathon, even a half marathon.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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Grandma’s Marathon Honors Townsquare Media with the 2015 March Nelson Media Award

I've been involved with Grandma's Marathon both through the media and as a runner for over 20 years.  One tradition I've always enjoyed is attending the Marsh Nelson Media Luncheon and Award Ceremony, which is always held the day before the marathon.

This year will be an even more special experience because I will get to be part of a talented team who will be receiving quite an honor.

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Grandma's Marathon Packet Stuffing
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Go Behind The Scenes: Important Message About Grandma’s Marathon Race Packets [VIDEO]

Thousands of Grandma's Marathon racers packets were stuffed at the Curling Club this week thanks to the volunteer hours and energy of students from the Lakeview Christian Academy.  However, this year was a little light on packet material, here's why.

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Gloriana
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New Video For Gloriana’s Song Trouble, See Them Perform It LIVE Under Grandma’s Big Top Tent

Gloriana has the Northland buzzing about their new song "Trouble", their new album "Three" and the fact that you can watch them LIVE under Grandma's Marathon Big Top Tent on Friday, June 19!  I know you've heard their song on B105, but have you seen their video yet?

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Courtesy of Grandma's Marathon
Courtesy of Grandma's Marathon
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Sign Up Now For Runner Tracking For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

Each year when I run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, I notice the platforms on the road at the various benchmarks, and I think "Well now my mom and friends now I'm still working my way down to Canal Park"

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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2015 Grandma’s Marathon Needs More Volunteers

You may have been a spectator for Grandma's Marathon, which can be a lot of fun, but why not get closer to the action by becoming a volunteer for the big day, which is coming up in less than a month?

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Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
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Volunteers Needed for Grandma’s Marathon; About 500 Positions Still Available

This amazing Northland tradition is just under one month away!  If you have always wanted to experience Grandma’s Marathon but running just isn’t for you, then volunteering is the perfect solution.

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