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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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Grandma’s Marathon 2014 By the Numbers

Grandma's Marathon is a huge undertaking, as thousands of volunteers and workers welcome thousands of runners and spectators from around the world to Duluth. Check out these impressive facts and figures about the 38th annual running of this event.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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What Are The Average Weather Conditions For Grandma’s Marathon? Full Weather History Breakdown

People that live in the Twin Ports region know that weather can vary greatly, no matter the season. We can thank geography, topography, and Lake Superior for the huge differences in weather that often occur from day to day. In this area full of unpredictable weather, what are the average conditions for Grandma's Marathon?

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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2014 Grandma’s Marathon Spectator Information, Tips, and Viewing Locations

For people looking to take in the 38th running of Grandma's Marathon, there are plenty of fantastic viewing locations that not only offer a great vantage points for the race, but are also convenient to access.

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running kids
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Whipper Snapper Races Will Kick Off Grandma’s Marathon 2014

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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John Moore, Getty Images
John Moore, Getty Images
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Public Parking Lots and Ramps in Duluth for Grandma’s Marathon [MAP]

Several public parking lots and ramps are available in the vicinity of Downtown Duluth and in limited places along the earlier parts of the course for spectators to use as a part of Grandma's Marathon.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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WEBC 560 to Broadcast Grandma’s Marathon 2014, Including Live Internet Stream

Townsquare Media is proud to present the 2014 Grandma's Marathon, and we're excited to offer all of the action on the broadcast flagship of Grandma's Marathon, ESPN Radio 560 WEBC.

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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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Photo courtesy of Jeff Frey and Associates
Photo courtesy of Jeff Frey and Associates
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Running Experts to Provide Pre-race Motivation For Grandmas Marathon

As Grandmas Marathon approaches, volunteers get ready for a long and rewarding day and runners start to get a little anxious to lace up and hit the road.  Runners should take advantage of the guest speakers Grandmas Marathon offers the day before the race.

Austin-Jarrow Sports and Grandma’s Marathon invite runners and other guests to sit back, relax and get inspired as they listen to this year’s excellent line-up of guest speakers. Four exciting presentations will be delivered by the following running experts on Friday, June 20 in Edmund Fitzgerald Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC):

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William A Irvin 5K
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Traffic Advisory for the William A. Irvin 5K Friday, June 20, 2014

The William A. Irvin 5K is the kick-off to the three Grandma's Marathon foot races.  It is an exciting time for runners and spectators, you can feel the anticipation and excitement in the air.  You can also count on clogged traffic intersections, road closures and minimal parking near the event.  The Duluth Police Department has given us great information that should help to elevate stress Friday evening.

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Love and Theft
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Taylor Swift Pens Song About Stephen From Love and Theft [Breakfast Club Interview Audio]

I had the honor of interviewing Love and Theft, the band that will headline Friday night under the big top tent at Grandma's Marathon.  I talked with Stephen, which is EXACTLY who I wanted to dish the dirt on the song that Taylor Swift wrote about him.  Listen to see if it was another one of Taylor's famous "love me and leave me songs".

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Photo by Nick Cooper
Photo by Nick Cooper
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Grandmas Marathon Announces the 2014 Marsh Nelson Media Award Recipient

One thing I look forward to each year with Grandmas Marathon is finding out who will receive the Marsh Nelson Media Award. It takes so many people to create a successful event, but of course I favor the media.

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Photo by Nick Cooper
Photo by Nick Cooper
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Grandmas Marathon Reopens Registration In Wake Of Minneapolis Marathon Cancellation

Dangerous thunderstorms Sunday morning forced the cancellation of the Minneapolis Marathon.  This must be so hard for the runners who train long and hard for the race, only to have their moment taken away due to weather.

Grandmas Marathon has stepped up and now runners have a chance to get a marathon in yet this month.

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