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Wednesday Night At The Races Starts July 24th, Schedule Here

Wednesday Night at the Races is back this Wednesday July 24th, kids 0 to 14 are encouraged to come and race and have fun. This exciting event will go for 6 consecutive weeks in different locations and will draw 400 kids a night.

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Duluth Woman Training For Half Marathon Has Baby Minutes After Being Told She’s Pregnant

Trish Staine, 33, of Duluth got the biggest surprise early this week. Having not gained any weight and her cycle never changed, she knew she was uncomfortable and having back pain. Having a baby, nope! She continued to training, after all, she's not pregnant, in fact, that was the last thing she thought.

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Memories of Grandma’s Marathon, What Are Your Favorites

Some of the best memories happen because of something unexpected, sometimes because there is so much competition. Like when Gary Bjorklund and Dick Beardsley ran neck and neck and Dick set the course record. What other memories stick out? Bob Gustafson talked with me about some of them.

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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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Get To Grandma’s Marathon Early, Essentia Health Fitness and Health Expo, Must Go For Runners

When the participants come to Grandma's Marathon, it's good to come early. One of the reasons is the extra races, the spagetti dinner. Another is The Essentia Health Fitness & Health Expo, it is one of the largest of its kind in the nation.

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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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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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(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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Wednesday Night At The Races For Kids Starts Tomorrow

Wednesday Night at the Races has become a summer tradition for hundreds of families throughout the Northland. This youth race series is held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings in July and August, and draws an average of over 500 children per night

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Kids Can Have Their Own Fun With The Whipper Snapper Races In Canal Park

With family members being a part of the Championships or marathon this weekend there is a great race the kids can take part in.  About 1,000 kids ages 14 and under will kick off the weekend festivities Friday, June 15 in Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park.

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(Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
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Grandma’s Marathon Questions And Answers About Race Packets

This information comes from the Grandma's Marathon website. Frequently asked questions for runners in the half marathon and full marathon about picking up your race packets, the when why where how and how many.

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