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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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Nick Cooper TSM
Nick Cooper TSM
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Craigslist is The Black Market For Grandma’s Marathon Entries & Lodging, But Be Warned

A quick search on Craigslist for Grandma's Marathon will show you plenty of things for sale.  It's like a black market for Grandmas Marathon entries.  There's also a lot of lodging options for people desperate for even a place to pitch a tent. 

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Track Your Runner On Grandma’s Marathon Half Or Full Course

Each year that I run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, I have friends that want to keep track of my progress. (that makes me laugh, but I appreciate their interest).  I tell them it's easy to sign up for free live runner tracking through T-Mobile.  You can sign up to track your favorite runner of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon or Grandma's Marathon.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Grandma’s Marathon Announce 2017 Special Awards Recipients

As a part of the upcoming race weekend, Grandma's Marathon awards the recipients of the Ron Daws Ambassador Award, Award of Excellence and the 2017 Hall of Fame class...

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Nick Cooper - TSM Media
Nick Cooper - TSM Media
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Do You Have A Goal For Grandma’s Marathon? Use A Clif Pacer To Succeed

I've run several Grandma's Half Marathon and I've seen them around me, they're known as "the pacer".  To be exact they are a Clif Bar Pacer, they are free to follow and to many they are somewhat of a phenomenon.  Here's why I am in awe of them.

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Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Grandma’s Marathon Collects Gently Worn Shoes For The Young Athletes Foundation

Clean out your closet now while you support Sneakers4Funds!  It is in full swing now through August 3 and there are lots of convenient drop off locations in the Northland and on marathon weekend. 

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nick stoltman townsquare duluth mn
nick stoltman townsquare duluth mn
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Grandma’s Marathon Announces New Way To Register For Half Marathon

Grandma's Marathon announced they will now offer registration for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on a first come first served basis. Due to runner input over the years the marathon decided to change the way people get into the race. This means that if you want to run the half marathon, you need to register right away.

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screen shot c tolle run youtube.com
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In Honor Of Kara Goucher Running Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, Her Peanut Butter Bliss Truffles

Carrie Tollefson is part of our broadcast team for Grandma's Marathon and gives great running tips. She also hosts an online show on youtube.com called C Tolle Run. In this episode, she gives the recipe and makes Kara Goucher's Peanut Butter Bliss Truffles.

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Credit: Tony Duffy  Getty Images
Credit: Tony Duffy Getty Images
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Grandma’s Marathon Legend Dick Beardley Talks About What Keeps Him Excited About Running

Dick Beardsley once held the Grandma's Marathon Record. It was broken a couple of years ago. He's very proud of that, and if you stop him and ask him to talk about the first few Grandma's Marathons, or his race in the Boston Marathon, he will be happy to tell the story. He is a bundle of energy and is never lacking in enthusiasm for running and sharing his experiences.

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
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Grandma’s Marathon Behind The Scenes: Tara Sieve, Volunteer & Program Development Director

In the next few weeks I am going to try to show you all the people that make Grandma's Marthon work. We will start with Tara Sieve. She handles the Volunteers and other programs. She considers herself very luck to work with some of the volunteers for the marathon. Some, she says, have been doing this for 20 years or more. 

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TSM
TSM
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2017 Grandma’s Marathon Race Vehicle On Display At Miller Hill Mall; Vehicle Features The Name Of Every Registered Runner

A few years ago, the organizers of Grandma's Marathon developed a unique way to spotlight their race-vehicle sponsor and honor all of the registered runners at the same time.  This years version - a 2017 Toyota is on display at the Miller Hill Mall - near Old Navy and Barnes and Noble.  The vehicle features the names of every registered entrant in the Grandma's Marathon full marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, and the William A. Irvin 5K.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Unique Housing Suggestions For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

Grandma's Marathon is about 5 weeks away and if you're wondering where you'll stay or if you have guests coming you have no room to accommodate comfortably, Grandma's Marathon has suggestions for you. On-campus housing at our colleges and universities.

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