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On the Road to Grandma’s, Literally: Heavy traffic expected on Interstate 35

The annual Grandma’s Marathon, scheduled on Saturday, is one of Duluth’s biggest events, attracting thousands of visitors each year. The Minnesota Department of transportation expects heavy traffic levels on Interstate 35 in the days prior-to and after marathon events, which officially begin Thursday. On I-35 from the South Pune County Line to the Snake River in Pine City, traffic is restricted to a single lane in each direction and northbound ramps at Highway 7 are…

On the Road to Grandma’s: Essentia Health Fitness Expo begins Thursday

Grandma’s Marathon weekend officially kicks off Thursday with the Essentia Health Fitness Expo. The free, two-day event, which is open to the public, runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest products and services available in the athletic industry. Participants registered in the 42nd annual Grandma’s Marathon, the 28th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, and the…

On the Road to Grandma’s: Running legends to entertain with pre-race talk show

Grandma’s Marathon invites runners and other guests to get inspired and be entertained as they listen to this year’s excellent lineup of guests. The usual pre-race speakers will be swapped out for the introduction of a new Pre-Race Talk Show that will be hosted by running legends Dick Beardsley and Carrie Tollefson. Their talk show guests will include Kara Goucher, John Naslund and Grandma Rosa. The presentation will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday in…

On the Road to Grandma’s: Grandma’s Marathon charity arm surpasses $1 million in community contributions

As of June 1, the year-round charity organization of Grandma’s Marathon — the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) — has surpassed one million dollars in contributions to area nonprofit organizations that are focused on youth fitness. The main focus of the organization is to promote the growth of young athletes in the region. Through this arm of Grandma’s Marathon, the foundation helps community members and businesses that inspire kids to be healthy and provide access to…

On the Road to Grandma’s: Grandma’s Marathon 2019 Registration Information

Registration for the 2019 Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K, will open on October 1, 2018. This is the third year that registration for all three races will open on the same day, and entries will be taken online on a first come, first registered basis until the race capacities are met. The 43rd Annual Grandma’s Marathon is limited to 9,000 participants, the…

On the Road to Grandma’s: Grandma’s Marathon registration to close Friday

Registration for the 42nd running of Grandma’s Marathon will remain open through Friday, June 1. The nation’s 11th largest marathon is currently at 92% capacity for the June 16 event. Registration will close on June 1 at 11:59 p.m. or if the race course capacity of 9,000 runners is met beforehand. Runners can sign-up for Grandma’s Marathon by visiting GrandmasMarathon.com. The entry fee is currently $145. Grandma’s Marathon weekend also features the 28th annual Garry…