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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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2016 Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Weather Forecast [UPDATED]

With thousands of runners and spectators taking part in the 2016 Grandma's Marathon festivities, we're keeping an eye on the weather for you. Here's the latest of what you can expect for the big weekend:

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Nick Cooper TSM
Nick Cooper TSM
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Grandma’s Marathon Race Start Times & Estimated Finish Times

Grandma's Marathon is a busy morning.  You actually have two major races starting, and things need to happen like clockwork.  Here's the times the races & divisions begin, and also what approximate time the lead runners will be crossing the finish line.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Country Throwback Honors A Great Running Song by Big & Rich [VIDEO]

Grandma's Marathon is Saturday, so for my Country Throwback I thought I'd choose one of those songs that's great to hear out on the race course as it always seems to pump up both the runners and the spectators. 

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Grandma’s Marathon Running Experts to Provide Pre-race Motivation on Friday

Grandma's Marathon weekend is coming up and if you're going to be one of the runners out there, there will be opportunities to get some last minute motivation.

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Mayor Don Ness
City of Duluth Press Release
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Don Ness, Roger Reinert Receive Grandma’s Marathon’s Rudy Perpich Public Service Award

The 11th annual Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Breakfast was held this morning at Duluth's Radisson Hotel, and this year two people were honored for their longtime contributions to Grandma's Marathon.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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Watch a Time-Lapse Video of the Grandma’s Marathon Course [VIDEO]

Is this your first year running Grandma's Marathon or have you always wanted to run Grandmas, but just didn't want to do that whole actually run thing?  Well, this video will take you on the course and let you finish in under 6 minutes. 

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running kids
Martin Hunter/Getty Images
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Whipper Snapper Races Will Kick Off Grandma’s Marathon 2016 On Friday

Make it a family affair and get the kids signed up for the FREE Whipper Snapper Races this Friday afternoon!  There will be plenty of time to get to the William A. Irvin 5K afterwards and your children will have a sense of participating and accomplishment.  Here's everything you need to know to make your day perfect!

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Nick Cooper - TSM
Nick Cooper - TSM
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New Parking Ramp Opens in Downtown Duluth, Just In Time For Grandma’s Marathon

Anyone who has gone downtown to cheer on the runners during Grandma's Marathon has been faced with the challenge of finding convenient parking.  That should be less of a challenge from now on as good news arrived from the City Of Duluth just in time for Saturday's race.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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Grandma’s Marathon Still Looking For Volunteers, Sign Up Here

Grandma's Marathon is a terrific Northland tradition.  Thousands of runners will be trying to beat the heat this year and a key to their success are the volunteers.  While many people have already signed up, there is still a need for more.

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Nick Cooper TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper TSM Duluth
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The Real Grandma’s Marathon Weather Forecast By Chris Allen, In For WDIO’s Dana Zimmer [VIDEO]

One thing I know I will never be is a big TV star! I will leave that to Maarja Anderson and Dana Zimmer of WDIO. I did get some direction from Dana (who by the way looks better in person) and give you the Grandma's Marathon forecast for the weekend.

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Jeff Frey and Associates
Jeff Frey and Associates
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Governor Mark Dayton Proclaims June 18 “Grandma’s Marathon Day”

A proud Northland tradition will celebrate it's 40th anniversary this weekend and Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed June 18 as "Grandma's Marathon Day" in the state of Minnesota.

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Josh Koop / Townsquare Media
Josh Koop / Townsquare Media
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Rock The Big Top Tent Is Up For Grandma’s Marathon

The tent for 'Rock The Big Top' at Grandma's Marathon for 2016 is up! 

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