Some Tips For Spectators During Grandma’s Marathon
Being a spectator for Grandmas Marathon can be a thrilling experience and one that many runners appreciate. Make the most out of your experience with these tips.
Be prepared for any kind of weather. Lake Superior can change up the forecast within minutes. Bring an extra layer of clothes and an umbrella to keep out of the sun or the rain.
Bring some type of noise maker. Clapping and cheering can get old after a while and you don't want to lose your voice!
Thousands of people flock to the area for this one weekend out of the year. If you are not a local familiarize yourself with the area.
Is your Hotel in Canal Park, or Downtown? You may have issues getting around the day of the race in your car, make other arrangements, or leave very early.
Do you have it mapped out where you are going to be watching the race?
Make sure to bring some type of camping chair, the ground is going to get old after a while.
Communicate ahead of time If you are watching one of the runners. Tell them exactly where you will be, that is a great motivator for them and they look forward to getting to that point to see you and hear your cheers.
Make sure a bathroom is a general area, or a port a potty. No excuse for the spectators to be going to the bathroom in someone's yard.
Download the Northland Fan app on your phone or tune into The FAN 106.5 FM or 560 AM for complete Grandmas Marathon Coverage.
Electric scooters and E-bikes are available to rent all over downtown and Canal Park making it easier to get around.
Download the Grandmas Marathon "Live Tracking App" on your Android or Apple device to keep track of your favorite runner or runners!