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(Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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Grandma’s Marathon Deadline Is Friday, Also, Still Needing Volunteers At All Locations

Bob Gustafson called to remind those of you that have aspirations of running a marathon that you must get your application in by Friday. It's not easy, and probably those people that haven't signed up are on the fence. Well, get off the fence and make a decision.

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20th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
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Grandma’s Marathon: Run Great and Run For The Great Lakes, The Great Lakes Marathon Series

Grandma's Marathon is getting bigger and better all the time. I met with Bob Gustafson from Grandma's Marathon to talk about the Great Lakes Marathon Series. Something new to help our marathon here and others as well as raise awareness about and for the Great Lakes.

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Registration for William A. Irvin 5K Is Closed As Of Today

News for those of you that are runners and don't want to do the big mileage, Grandmasmarathon.com announced that Registration for the 20th annual William A. Irvin 5K is now closed with the race reaching its field capacity. The 3.1-mile race, scheduled for Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m., accepted the first 1,900 registrants.

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(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Fitgers 5K Hopes For Good Weather, And Your Co-Operation, Traffic Diversions For The Race

Fitgers 5k Race is upon us again this year. Just like Grandma's Marathon there will be some traffic delays and diversions. Obviously, you can't park or drive by Fitgers the morning of the race, but here is a listing of all the closures and traffic stops for the day.

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Officials From Grandma’s Marathon React to the Explosions at the Boston Marathon

In response to the tragic explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon leaving at least 3 dead and injuring at least 130, the staff of Grandma's Marathon in Duluth has issued the following statement:

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(Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon)
(Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon)
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Two Weeks To Save Money On Grandma’s Marathon Entry Fee

 

This is fresh off the presses, On February 1, the current $90 entry fee for the 2013 Grandma’s Marathon will increase to $95. (See complete fee structure below). So, if you haven’t already entered be sure to secure your spot in the 37th running of Grandma’s Marathon and save money by registering before the end of January!

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(Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
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2-Year Guarantee Entry to Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon for Helping the Young Atheletes Foundation

Every so often Grandma's Marathon offers a chance to be guaranteed to be in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, and they help an organization in the process. This year is the year you can help and be guaranteed.

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Early Registration For Grandma’s Marathon Ends September 30th; Save Money By Entering Now For The 2013 Race

Grandma's Marathon 2013 might be a few months off, but your chance to save money on early registration is right now.

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Source:  k praslowicz via flickr
Source: k praslowicz via flickr
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Minnesota Mile Is Coming Sunday, September 9th

Runners of all ages and levels are invited to take part in the Minnesota Mile - Sunday, September 9th in Duluth.  No matter what your skill level, you'll find a division that's right for you with a one mile race that goes through the heart of downtown Duluth

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Source:  Drewgeraets via flickr
Source: Drewgeraets via flickr
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How To Run Grandma’s Marathon 2013 – Get Signed Up To Join The Fun

Did you catch the running bug?

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Listen to Live Coverage of the 36th Running of Grandma’s Marathon

The 36th running of Grandma's Marathon is set for tomorrow morning and our sister station WEBC 560AM has start to finish coverage of the race beginning at 6am.

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Source:  TimDan2 via flickr
Source: TimDan2 via flickr
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How To Watch Grandma’s Marathon

Grandma's Marathon is back - for the 36th annual running, with a course than runs from just south of Two Harbors, Minnesota to Canal Park in Duluth.  If you're one of the runners - lucky you:  you get a "front row seat" to all the action.  (Okay - you may not be thinking that after 26 miles, but - you know what I mean).

But, what do you do if you want to be a spectator.  Where is the best place to watch the race and what strategies do you need?

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