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Grandma’s Marathon Collects Gently Worn Shoes For The Young Athletes Foundation

Clean out your closet now while you support Sneakers4Funds!  It is in full swing now through August 3 and there are lots of convenient drop off locations in the Northland and on marathon weekend. 

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Downtown Duluth Traffic Advisory Released for Grandma’s Marathon

Grandma's Marathon is coming June 17, which means a lot of fun and excitement in the Northland.  It also means working through a lot road closures and traffic, but the Greater Downtown Council is helping by releasing a traffic advisory well in advance.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon to Stop Using Lottery System for Entries

For years, the process to get into the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon has been the same:  You are a provided a window in which to enter for the race, then you cross your fingers and hope you're randomly selected to participate via a lottery system.  Beginning with the 2018 race, that will change.

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Kara Goucher to Run 2017 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Grandma's Marathon weekend will have more excitement than usual as it was announced that U.S. Olympian and Duluth native, Kara Goucher, is expected to run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.  She is also scheduled to speak as a part of race-weekend festivities. 

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Grandma’s Marathon Legend Dick Beardley Talks About What Keeps Him Excited About Running

Dick Beardsley once held the Grandma's Marathon Record. It was broken a couple of years ago. He's very proud of that, and if you stop him and ask him to talk about the first few Grandma's Marathons, or his race in the Boston Marathon, he will be happy to tell the story. He is a bundle of energy and is never lacking in enthusiasm for running and sharing his experiences.

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
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Grandma’s Marathon Behind The Scenes: Tara Sieve, Volunteer & Program Development Director

In the next few weeks I am going to try to show you all the people that make Grandma's Marthon work. We will start with Tara Sieve. She handles the Volunteers and other programs. She considers herself very luck to work with some of the volunteers for the marathon. Some, she says, have been doing this for 20 years or more. 

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Running A Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Race? Look For Your Name On the Car at Miller Hill Mall

 

Grandma's Marathon weekend kicks of Friday, June 16 with the William A. Irvin 5K.  Then on Saturday, it's the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma's Marathon.  If you've signed up to run in one of those races, your name is on display at the Miller Hill Mall.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Unique Housing Suggestions For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

Grandma's Marathon is about 5 weeks away and if you're wondering where you'll stay or if you have guests coming you have no room to accommodate comfortably, Grandma's Marathon has suggestions for you. On-campus housing at our colleges and universities.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Volunteers Still Needed for 2017 Grandma’s Marathon

If the only time you run is when you're being chased, you can still participate in Grandma's Marathon weekend in Duluth.  There are still several volunteer opportunities available for the race and volunteering can be a lot fun...

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Olympian Dick Beardsley to Visit Northland Middle Schools Wednesday and Thursday

Northland middle school students are in for a treat this week as a couple of high profile athletes will pay them a visit to stress the importance of leading healthy, drug-free lifestyles.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My Secret Running Energy While Training For Grandma’s Half Marathon

My husband and I have been training to run Grandma's Half Marathon.  The weather hasn't cooperated and I'm not a treadmill kinda girl.  I haven't really been "in to it".  You have to be in the healthy mindset, so I"m grateful for the Northland Community Wellness Day and Essentia Health.  I'm sure it's all in my mind, but these Energy Bites have been a healthy God send.  They're easy to make, keep well and super yummy!

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
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Fitgers 5k, Meet Kate Kucinski, What Happens Behind The Scenes

Kate Kucinski is the Public Relations Director for Grandma's Marathon, which means she handles any races that are associated with Grandma's Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation. Kate is hard to talk to on race day because she has so much to do. So do all the volunteers for the race. 

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