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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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Grandma’s Marathon Honors Townsquare Media with the 2015 March Nelson Media Award

I've been involved with Grandma's Marathon both through the media and as a runner for over 20 years.  One tradition I've always enjoyed is attending the Marsh Nelson Media Luncheon and Award Ceremony, which is always held the day before the marathon.

This year will be an even more special experience because I will get to be part of a talented team who will be receiving quite an honor.

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Grandma's Marathon Packet Stuffing
Cathy Kates
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Go Behind The Scenes: Important Message About Grandma’s Marathon Race Packets [VIDEO]

Thousands of Grandma's Marathon racers packets were stuffed at the Curling Club this week thanks to the volunteer hours and energy of students from the Lakeview Christian Academy.  However, this year was a little light on packet material, here's why.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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The 4 Best Places to Run in the Duluth Area

Grandma's Marathon weekend is fast approaching, which means the roads are full runners training for their races.  I have run about 11 Gary Bjorklund Half Marathons and being a creature of habit, I have my favorite places in the Duluth area to train each year.

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Gloriana
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New Video For Gloriana’s Song Trouble, See Them Perform It LIVE Under Grandma’s Big Top Tent

Gloriana has the Northland buzzing about their new song "Trouble", their new album "Three" and the fact that you can watch them LIVE under Grandma's Marathon Big Top Tent on Friday, June 19!  I know you've heard their song on B105, but have you seen their video yet?

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Courtesy of Grandma's Marathon
Courtesy of Grandma's Marathon
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Sign Up Now For Runner Tracking For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

Each year when I run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, I notice the platforms on the road at the various benchmarks, and I think "Well now my mom and friends now I'm still working my way down to Canal Park"

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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2015 Grandma’s Marathon Needs More Volunteers

You may have been a spectator for Grandma's Marathon, which can be a lot of fun, but why not get closer to the action by becoming a volunteer for the big day, which is coming up in less than a month?

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Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
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Volunteers Needed for Grandma’s Marathon; About 500 Positions Still Available

This amazing Northland tradition is just under one month away!  If you have always wanted to experience Grandma’s Marathon but running just isn’t for you, then volunteering is the perfect solution.

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Grandma's Marathon Group Shot
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Last Call to Enter Grandma’s Marathon

Time continues to fly as we are in the last week of May.  If you've been thinking you could handle Grandma's Marathon you need to act fast to put your money where your mouth is.

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Grandma's Marathon Big Top Tent Entertainment
Jeff Frey & Associates, courtesy of Grandma’s Marathon
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You’re Invited To Rock The Big Top At Grandma’s Marathon [VIDEO]

You can see by the picture that Grandma's Big Top Tent is THE PLACE TO BE for the kick-off party AND after the racing has been completed and it's time to celebrate.  You won't want to miss the line-up this year and there is limited capacity so grab your friends, make your plans and get your tickets now!

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running kids
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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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chris allen and cathy kates G'mas Marathon finish line
Nick Stoltman
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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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From Grandma's Marathon
From Grandma's Marathon
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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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