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Important Road Construction Information to Minimize Travel Frustration During Grandma’s Marathon Weekend 2013

Travel during Grandma's Marathon weekend can be difficult with the addition of thousands of runners, spectators and tourists.  Add the dimension of road construction and the word frustration comes to mind.  However, if you are aware of areas of road construction, you can do your best to take an alternate route and avoid an unpleasant experience.  Share this information with friends and family coming in from out of town!  Here's what you need to know.

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Traffic Advisory for the William A. Irvin 5K Friday, June 21, 2013

The William A. Irvin 5K is the kick-off to the three Grandma's Marathon foot races.  It is an exciting time for runners and spectators, you can feel the anticipation in the air.  You can also count on clogged traffic intersections, road closures and minimal parking near the event.  The Duluth Police Department has given us great information that should help to elevate stress Friday evening.

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Running Experts Provide Free Pre-race Motivation Friday at the DECC

It's Grandmas Marathon week and if you are a runner looking for extra motivation, you can enjoy another great line-up of speakers this year.  All speakers will be in Duluth Friday, June 21 in Edmund Fitzgerald Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

All presentations are free and open to the public.  Here is the 2013 line-up:

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Interview With Bob Gustafson, Public Relations Director From Grandmas Marathon About Events This Week [AUDIO]

As we get to the final days before Grandma's Marathon, we took some time this morning to talk to Bob Gustafson, public relations director about upcoming events starting with the Health Expo this Thursday.

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Wheel Chair Athletes On Quest to Race 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Weeks to Participate in Grandma’s Marathon

Three wheel chair marathon racers are in the process of competing in 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 weeks.  That's quite an undertaking!  Paul Erway, Grant Berthiaume, and Aaron Roux will be racing this weekend at Grandma's marathon.

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Grandmas Marathon Celebrates the Release of The Finish Line: Going the Distance in the Marathons of Life

Whether it’s a race, our careers or our personal or professional goals, we all face finish lines of one kind or another. Reaching the finish line is not necessarily the reward, but rather, it’s the journey along the way and how we feel when we get there that is so rewarding. The Finish Line: Going the Distance in the Marathons of Life is about much more than running.

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Interview With Bob Gustafson, Public Relations Director of Grandma’s Marathon About Next Week’s Events [AUDIO]

This morning we interviewed Bob Gustafson from Grandma's Marathon and talked about events that will take place next week.  We got more information about Michelina's all you can eat spaghetti dinner, the whipper snapper races, and live entertainment at the tents!

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Grandma’s Marathon 2013 Award Recipients Announced

Grandma’s Marathon has announced the recipients of its annual Ron Daws Ambassador Award and Verizon Wireless Award of Excellence, as well as its 2013 Hall of Fame class.

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Grandmas Marathon Announces Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Recipients

Grandma’s Marathon has announced the recipients of its 2013 Rudy Perpich Public Service Award.

 
Being recognized for their longtime contributions to Grandma's Marathon are:

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Entertainment Lineup is Set For 37th Annual Grandmas Marathon; Look For B105 Hosting in the Tent

Even if you aren't running, you can certainly party in Canal Park during Grandmas Marathon weekend.  You'll see yours truly, Cathy Kates and Chris Allen hosting the entertainment tent during the weekend, so make sure you come over and say hello.
It all kicks off Friday night June 21 with a new start time. Music will start at 7 p.m. – an hour earlier than in past years – in part to accommodate those participating in the William A. Irvin 5K, which begins at 6 p.m. Another change is the elimination of the Friday night cover charge, which was $5 a year ago.

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Children Can Participate in the Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Festivities with the Whipper Snapper Races

While adults get ready to run the course Saturday morning, kids have the opportunity to run races of their own with the Whipper Snapper Races scheduled for Friday, June 21, 2013.

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The Tradition Continues: Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Set for June 21, 2013

The tasty tradition of carb-loading before the big day is set for yet another year. Race participants, family, and friends are invited to enjoy a meal of spaghetti, salad, and other goodies being served in Pioneer Hall at the DECC from 11 am to 9 pm on Friday, June 21.

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