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High School Runner Makes Bold Decision By Skipping Huge Race After Being Given Number 666 [VIDEO]

Why would a runner back out of a race over a number? You could say the devil made her do it.

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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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Wanna Run A 5K For The First Time And You’re A Couch Potato? Here’s How [VIDEO]

There are more and more races popping up around the Northland and they all sound interesting. You want to run one or two, but you are a sitter, or someone who isn't as active, or maybe just a walker, here's a way to train for a 5K race that is your pace.

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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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Duluth YMCA Program Uses Mentors to Encourages Kids to “Run Like an Animal” with the Lake Superior Zoo

The Duluth YMCA has so many programs that your children would love and you will too!  Everything from Campfire Concerts to Swimming Lessons, in fact my daughter took her first swimming lessons at the Y at just 6 months old.  Exercise is important for kids and the Y has a running buddy program that will prepare your kids for fun at the Lake Superior Zoo!

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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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Get Wild and Run Like an Animal at the Lake Superior Zoo on Saturday, August 3 or Virtually

Lake Superior Zoo Facebook page If Grandma's Half or full Marathon was a bit too far out of your comfort zone, then get ready to Run Like an Animal with the Lake Superior Zoo, or walk it if you want.  Add to the fun by dressing up!  The best part is that all is that the animals benefit from all the proceeds collected.

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Participate in the Back to Football Run and Help Kick Off the Minnesota Vikings 2013 Season

We are SO doing this!!!  If you are a runner AND a Minnesota Vikings fan, you have the opportunity to combine your two passions and participate in the Vikings Back to Football Run.  This is an opportunity that will prove to be both memorable and something you can cross off your bucket list.  Plus, there's a beer garden at the finish line! :)

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Flickr User: Northfielder
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There’s Still Room to Run In The Park Point 5-Miler; Get Registration Details Here

Did you watch Grandmas Marathon and become inspired to run?  Did you train for a race marathon weekend and want to stay in shape?

Here's another great Duluth race to check out - northern Minnesota’s oldest road race – the 42nd annual Park Point 5-Miler scheduled for Friday, July 19.

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Minnesota’s Oldest Road Race the Park Point 5 Miler is Coming Fast, Friday July 19 Sign Up NOW!

It's become a tradition for some, whether it's spectating, running, volunteering or even walking.  Why not be part of Minnesota's Oldest Road Race~the Park Point 5 Miler.  It's absolutely awesome running the Point, so picturesque and if you get too hot, you can just take a dip in Lake Superior!  Sign up SOON!

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Flickr User: midwestnerd
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Sign Up for the Greater Downtown Council, YMCA Sidewalk Shuffle 5K; Today’s is the Last Day to Register at the Discounted Price

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The Greater Downtown Council is happy to again partner with the YMCA with sponsorship of the Sidewalk Shuffle. This scenic 5K run and walk is July 10th, on the first day of the Sidewalk Days Festival, and it supports the Duluth YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign!

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If Your Kids Loved the Whipper Snapper Races at Grandma’s Marathon, Bring Them to the Rhubarb Festival for an Encore

You could see the smiles on their faces as they were running the Whipper Snapper races last Friday, June 21.  It was the true kick-off to all of Grandma's Marathon races.  Each participant was proud to receive a ribbon for their efforts.  Are they hooked?  The Rhubarb Festival will have a Children's Run around Leif Erickson Park, then stick around for the rest of the fun and good eats!

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