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Essentia Health Fit-n-Fun Run Is Today at Public School Stadium

Grandma's Marathon is more than just an even that takes place each June in Duluth.  The organization also partners with local businesses and schools to promote healthy events and activities for all kids in the Northland.  On such event event is the Essentia Health Fit-n-Fun Run.

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Do You Have A Story To Share? Grandma’s Marathon Wants To Hear About It!

I have a story "in progress", this is my 15th consecutive year of running Grandma's Half Marathon, I'm shooting for 20.  Three ankle surgeries strategically placed so I could still run the next half marathon and the fact that I'm getting older is making me wonder if I'll succeed my goal.  That's my story in a nutshell.  Grandma's Marathon is looking for yours.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Dan O’Brien to Visit Northland Middle Schools Next Week

Grandma's Marathon's Young Athletes Foundation continues it's partnership with Duluth Public Schools and Essentia Health to bring an amazing speaker and athlete to the Northland next week.

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Don’t Make THIS Mistake When You Cross The Grandma’s Marathon Finish Line [VIDEO]

The Fitger's 5K is done and people are turning their sights on training for the William A. Irvin 5k and Grandma's Half and Full Marathons.  I can help you in two aspects.  Turn you on to professional help training for your race and what NOT to do as you cross the finish line!

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Gloriana to Headline Friday Night at 2015 Grandma’s Marathon; Listen to Win Tickets

Last year, Grandma's Marathon brought the country duo Love & Theft to headline Friday night in the Canal Park Big Top Tent.  The response was so strong that this year Friday night will go country once again.

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Expect Traffic Delays Downtown Duluth Saturday Morning for the Fitgers 5K

Saturday morning, the 26th Annual Fitgers 5K will take place in the downtown and Canal Park Areas in Duluth.  With about 2,000 participants expected to participate, there will be some traffic delays associated with the event.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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Grandma’s Marathon Accepting Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Nominations

Even if you aren't a runner, volunteer or spectator, you can still participate in this year’s 39th Grandma’s Marathon. Public nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015 Rudy Perpich Public Service Award.

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Fitger’s 5K Releases Photo of the 2015 Finisher Shirt; Limited Entries Remain For The Race

The Fitger's 5K is coming up April 11, and there are limited entries available for the race.  If you've been considering entering, perhaps the fun look of the 2015 Finisher Shirt will get you motivated to sign up.

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Jeff Frey and Associates
Jeff Frey and Associates
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Register For Grandma’s Marathon Before the Upcoming Price Increase

If you been thinking of running Grandmas Marathon this year and are looking for that little nudge to take that step to register for it, how about saving money to do it?

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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Gearing Up For Grandmas Set for March 21st

So, you've signed up to challenge yourself by running Grandma's Marathon weekend.  Now the reality hits you that you need to have a training plan.   Luckily, Grandma's Marathon is here to help you achieve your goals.

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Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
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Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Registration Opens Monday

A sure sign we're over half way done with winter is that registration for the 2015 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is about to begin.  Cross your fingers that you get in, as the race entry process is conducted through a lottery in which 6,700 participants will be randomly selected. 

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Fitger’s 5K 2015 Registration Opens

I realize spring is a still a long ways away, but once I hear news about the annual Fitger's 5K Run & Walk I start to get excited for a change of season.  The downside is that the Fitger's 5K marks the start of my steady training schedule for the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon and I'm still in lazy winter mode.

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