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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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josh ripley-picasa
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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
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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Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
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22nd Annual Fitger’s 5K Run/Walk This Saturday, April 16

The weather forecast for this Saturday, April 16, is calling for cold temps and snow. Not exactly ideal for the 22nd Annual Fitger's 5K Run/Walk, but the race, like the postal service, will go on despite the weather.....unless there's lightning. There is a record 1, 739 participants this year, a few wanting to be in the top 10, but most using this as training for Grandma's Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon coming up in June. Here's all the information you need to know about the race, including road closures.

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By: Will Russell
By: Will Russell
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Be A Mentor/Coach For Kids In Duluth

Have you started training for the Fitger's 5K?  Any of Grandma's Marathon races?  Or, were you going to run and can't for some reason.  Here's your opportunity to use your running knowledge and talent to help others.

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Photo By:  Sandra Mu
Photo By: Sandra Mu
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Time To Start Training for Grandma’s

Whether you are running the Fitger's 5K, the William A. Irvin 5K, Grandma's Half or Full Marathon, the time has come!  I can actually say I'm NOT a fair-weathered runner anymore.  I bundle up and run when it's below zero, and run in the rain (actually preferred because I stay cool).   If you ARE a fair-weathered runner, Spring starts this week-end and you are out of excuses.  This website can help......

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Photo by Homie Kates
Photo by Homie Kates
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It’s Been Rumored…..

It's been rumored that I run Grandma's Half Marathon every year just to get out of broadcasting that day.  Honestly, my co-workers put in a day that involves more energy and stamina than if I were to run the full marathon! 

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