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Sign Up Now For The Minnesota Mile; Get Race Schedule And Register Here

Make your decision to just do it!  It's time to get signed up for The Minnesota Mile, set for downtown Duluth on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

By finishing the Grandma's Minnesota Mile you qualify for a chance to win a Guaranteed Entry into the 2016 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

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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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Spencer Platt - Getty Images
Spencer Platt - Getty Images
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Registration for Grandma’s Marathon 2015 Opens TODAY [All 2015 Grandma's Marathon Race Registration Details]

That's the way it is for a runner.  Train, train, train, run the race and get back to training for the next one.  If Grandma's Marathon 2015 is your goal, get yourself registered today!  YES, registration for Grandma's 2015 is officially opened right now....DO IT!

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Chris Allen & Cathy Kates photo: Nick Stoltman
Chris Allen & Cathy Kates photo: Nick Stoltman
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Cathy Kates Recaps Grandmas Marathon from Course Perspective [AUDIO]

Cathy Kates has ran the half marathon every year, but this one was special!  She got her personal best time.  Good job, Cathy!  She called in today from vacation to talk about the races this past weekend.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Cathy Kate’s Marathon Montage Playlist Created By Ken [AUDIO]

Once again, Cathy Kates is running the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon tomorrow.  I made her a playlist to help her out, and I gave a little bit of a sample for her today on the air.  I think it will work great!  It includes fun songs, motivating songs, and songs about dying.  Just kidding.   Well kinda.

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Grandma's Marathon Group Shot
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Traffic Advisory For Grandma’s Full And Half Marathon

Thousands of runners and spectators are expected descend upon the City of Duluth and surrounding areas  this weekend.  Being on time for the events, whether it be racing, meeting the family for the spaghetti dinner or gathering to enjoy the entertainment under the Big Top Tent, getting there and finding parking will need to be factored into your travel.  Here is VERY helpful information to get you to your destination.

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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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(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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Here’s Everything Happening This Weekend Around Duluth For Grandma’s Marathon

This guide includes a map and times for all events, including a guide to places to eat and see.

There are so many races, speakers, dinners, music, and things going on for the Weekend in Duluth. How do you keep it straight? Download this guide from the Grandma's Marathon website. There is so many things to read, times for events and even locations for some of the things going on.

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Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images
Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images
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Runners Race Packets Questions and Answers For Grandma’s Marathon

 

This information comes from the Grandma's Marathon website. Frequently asked questions for runners in the half marathon and full marathon about picking up your race packets, the when why where how and how many.

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Traffic Information For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

It's the running of the 35th Annual Grandma's Marathon, starting with the William A. Irvin 5K on Friday, June 17.  Here is the traffic advisory from the Duluth Police Department, hope this helps you in your travels this weekend.

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