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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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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 William Thomas Cain/Getty Images
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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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MN Mile 2011 Dan Swanson Photography
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Traffic Advisory for this Sunday’s Running of Grandma’s Marathon Minnesota Mile

In the early 1980s Scott Keenan, then, executive director of Grandma's Marathon, started and directed the Minnesota Mile in Duluth, Minnesota. At the time, it was the second mile road race to be hosted in the United States behind the Fifth Avenue Mile directed by legendary race director, Fred Lebow. After a seven year run, the Minnesota Mile was discontinued.  I had the honor of running the first MN Mile after the revived the MN Mile and it was run on the MN State Fairgrounds.  Then, it was relocated to downtown Duluth and it will be held again this Sunday, September 8.

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Photo Credit: ken hayes
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This Weeks Last Wednesday Night At The Races Includes a Free Family Picnic

It's hard to believe but we know we are near the end of summer and the last Wednesday Night at the Races. Families across the Northland have made this a summer Wednesday night tradition and this week you can enjoy some time together at the picnic after the races! 

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Sign Up Now for the Minnesota Mile; Get Race Schedule and Link to Register Here

It's time to get signed up for The Minnesota Mile, set for downtown Duluth on Sunday, September 8, 2013.

By finishing the Grandma's Minnesota Mile you qualify for a chance to win a Guaranteed Entry into the 2014 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

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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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Flickr User: chucka_nc
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Wednesday Night at the Races Is Back! Here is the Complete 2013 Schedule

Wednesday Night At The Races is back, and it starts this Wednesday evening!  The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon invite children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take part again this year.

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