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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My Secret Running Energy While Training For Grandma’s Half Marathon

My husband and I have been training to run Grandma's Half Marathon.  The weather hasn't cooperated and I'm not a treadmill kinda girl.  I haven't really been "in to it".  You have to be in the healthy mindset, so I"m grateful for the Northland Community Wellness Day and Essentia Health.  I'm sure it's all in my mind, but these Energy Bites have been a healthy God send.  They're easy to make, keep well and super yummy!

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Grandma’s Marathon Announces Big Top Performances, Opens Ticket Sales

Grandma's Marathon has announced tickets are on sale for the Grandma’s Marathon weekend music under the Big Top. Friday will kick off the weekend party, with Everclear, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Then Saturday June 17, Lake City Smokin’ Section, Shalo Lee Band, Rhino and Snake Oil will perform under the big top tent to celebrate the 41stanniversary of Grandma’s Marathon at the official post-race party.

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Nick Stoltman tsm duluth
Nick Stoltman tsm duluth
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Dick Beardsley Talks YAF Auction And What It’s Like To Fish With Him

Dick Beardsley stopped in briefly to talk YAF auction. The auction will be at the Greysolen Ballroom. The YAF fund Wednesday Night At the Races and many other programs to encourage kids to run and learn about running. He also shared fishing stories and what has changed over the years.

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nick stoltman tsm duluth
nick stoltman tsm duluth
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Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Races Open Registration October 1st

Grandma's Marathon announced it will open registration for the 41st Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K,  on October 1st at 10 am. This marks the second year in a row that registration will open for 3 races.

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Traffic To Be Diverted For The Minnesota Mile, Here’s The Breakdown

The 10th Annual Minnesota Mile promises to showcase some of the most diverse Mile Runners in the region. With the All City Mile, The Duluth Mile, and finally the Elite Runners in the Minnesota Mile, the last in the Grandma's Marathon Series. According to the Duluth Police Department, here is what to expect.

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
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Grandma’s Marathon Last Race Showcases Minnesota Miles With Runners Of All Speeds

Grandma's Marathon presents the last race of the year, the 10th Annual Minnesota Mile. They start at a location near Fitgers and finish around 4th Avenue West in Downtown Duluth. People can line up on both sides of Superior Street and join the runners later at the Holiday Center for Awards.

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Grandma's Marathon used by permission
Grandma's Marathon used by permission
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Grandma’s Marathon Has A New Race Director, Names Greg Haapala To The Position

Grandma's Marathon announced yesterday that Greg Haapala has accepted the position of Race Director. Haapala has been a full-time employee with Twin Cities In Motion, the nonprofit organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, since 2012, serving as the Participant Services and Events Manager.

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Martin Hunter/Getty Images
Martin Hunter/Getty Images
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Last Wednesday Night At The Races At Historic Wade Stadium

Every Wednesday the Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma’s Marathon hold races for kids up to 14 years old to have fun and learn to race...

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Young Atheletes Foundation facebook used by permission
Young Atheletes Foundation facebook used by permission
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Grandma’s Marathon Has Cancelled Wednesday Night At The Races Tonight, Complete Schedule Posted

Tonight the Wednesday night at the Races for tonight, citing the inclement weather and unfavorable course conditions. The event was to take place at Duluth's Lincoln Park Middle School.  The plan is to continue the rest of the schedule.

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grandma's marathon young atheletes foundation
grandma's marathon young atheletes foundation
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Wedneday Night At The Races Continues For 14 And Under To Enjoy Racing

More and more kids are getting involved with running and racing, which I love to see, running helped me exercise and set goals. The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma’s Marathon are holding the Wednesday night at the races for an introduction or to continue their joy of running. Kids 14 and under can race in a variety of locations, this week it's Griggs Field.

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
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Park Point 5 Miler Escapes The Weather And Crowns Champions

In between sprinkles, the Park Point 5 Miler went off without a hitch. The favorite, Scott Behling, won the 45th annual race with a time of 26 minutes and 14 seconds, and St. Cloud’s McKenzie Holt, 20, claimed the women's title with a time of 31:27.

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Nick Cooper, TSM-Duluth
Nick Cooper, TSM-Duluth
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If Your Kids Love Running The Insane Inflatable 5K Course They’ll Love Wednesdays [VIDEO]

For many families this is a second go round with the Insane Inflatable 5K Course, maybe this is your first.  If it is, talk to the families about their experience last year and watch the faces of your kids this year, you'll see ultimate joy as they master the course with zeal.  If you find they enjoy this activity, why not continue their quest for running and racing?

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