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North Shore Striders Host A Fun Run For Grandma’s Race Participants

I know, I know!  Who the heck wants to run the day after you've run a marathon, or even a half marathon?  Honestly, that's what I use to think, I would be like "I can take the next week off, because I just ran 13.1 miles".  But, if truth be told, it does the body good and feels fantastic to get the "kinks" of those sore tight muscles out.

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10 Signs You’re Not Ready To Run Grandma’s Marathon

It's down to the final days before Grandma's Marathon, and you may be wondering, am I ready?  Here's some signs that you may not be ready.

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Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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It’s A Great Time Of The Year, Please Watch Out For Each Other On the Road

Wednesday was an absolutely beautiful day in the Northland.  I love this time of year, with the anticipation of summer and all the fun it brings.  This is also the time of year that motorcycles come out and more and more runners and people on bikes share the roads with drivers.  It's a great vibe to have people out enjoying themselves, but it's also a great time to remind everyone to please pay close attention to their surroundings and look out for each other.   I can speak first hand of this, as I've been out running several days a week for several weeks and am concerned of what I see while running on the road.

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William A Irvin 5K Registration Opens Tomorrow

Grandma's Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is slated for Saturday, June 16 this year.  Just as popular is the William A. Irvin 5K, which will fill to it's capacity of 1900 runners quickly.  It's held the Friday night before the marathons and registration opens tomorrow.  Here's the details, good luck getting in and with your training.

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Get Motivated! Attend Gearing Up For Grandma’s

It'll happen to me again this year....I'll keep putting off "serious" training until it's almost too late, then I'll feel inadequate on race day.  Need motivation?  Need suggestions on how to train?  First time and don't even know where to start?  Grandma's Marathon is putting on a FREE seminar to help you get your groove on, plan on attending!

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Time Is Running Out To WIN Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Entries!

Time to make that decision and STICK TO IT!  You WANT to run one of Grandma's Marathon events, every year, while you're celebrating in the tents, you get caught up and WISH you had trained.  Don't do that this year!!  Make the decision and RUN!  There is help to answer your questions and motivation around you everywhere!!  In fact, why not WIN your marathon entries.  Here's how:

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Hilarious Video Of Thoughts During A Marathon!

I know a lot of marathon runners, and I can say that I'm not one of them.  I have covered Grandma's Marathon with our sister station WEBC and heard a lot of these stories, and I have done some running for several miles so I can relate up to a point.  This video is hilarious!  Remember to get registered for Grandma's Marathon for Saturday June 16th.

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Flickr User:  Holly Koehler
Flickr User: Holly Koehler
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The Young Athletes Foundation Awards Local Grants

The Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) recently awarded $6,070 in grants to five area nonprofit youth organizations. Grants were awarded to: Duluth Salvation Army Rookie Basketball Association ($3,000), Encounter Youth Center ($1,000), Positive Energy Outdoors ($570), Piedmont Youth Hockey Association ($1,100) and Two Harbors Kayak Festival ($400)...

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Runner Gives Up Winning Race To Rescue Opponent

I love stories about kids doing good things. The stories you hear about kids these days are only about a few that spoil it for the many. This is a story about a Minnesota boy...

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Flickr User:  Holly Kohler
Flickr User: Holly Kohler
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FREE Youth Races! Wednesday Night At The Races Schedule

The whole family will enjoy every Wednesday night until the end of August with free youth races presented by the Young Athletes Foundation.  All the information is below, but speaking from experience, this is a great way for your kids to get exercise, collect participation ribbons and spend time as a family making memories!  AND IT'S FREE!!!

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Flickr user: Jay's Photography
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Park Point 5 Miler Details And Traffic Advisory

This year looks pretty good for the runners/walkers of Grandma's Marathon Park Point 5 Miler.  Not too hot, and no rain!!!  Are you up for the challenge?  You can still register the day of the race....get together with friends and get some exercise while you help out the Young Athlete's Foundation! 

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Easily Amusing Exercise

Sometimes it's a little difficult to find a way to burn off the energy that a 3 year old has.  I don't know where it comes from, but I'm sure that if we could somehow tap into that energy, our energy crisis would be taken care of...

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