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Grandma’s Marathon wins top honors in statewide readers’ choice awards program

Grandma’s Marathon has been named a gold medal winner in the state’s premier Readers’ Choice Awards program, Minnesota’s Best, it was announced today. Grandma’s was voted the state’s top annual sports event or race in the inaugural “best of” program, which was put together by the Star Tribune to celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and...

Grandma’s races include post-race celebration

As the oldest road race in northern Minnesota celebrates its 50th anniversary next week, the 2021 Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk will also mark a return to more normal race operations following a year of modified events. This race was the first to return for Grandma’s Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) following...

Multiple traffic advisories issued ahead of Grandma’s Marathon weekend

Motorists can expect a number of road closures and heavier-than-normal traffic as thousands of runners and visitors descend on Duluth and the surrounding area for the 45th annual Grandma’s Marathon this weekend. The most significant delays will likely be related to the ongoing Twin Ports Interchange project, which reduces Interstate-35 into and out of Duluth...

Plan ahead for Grandma’s Marathon traffic and detours

This weekend’s Grandma’s Marathon event will cause delays for traffic headed to Duluth and the North Shore. On Saturday, an Interstate 35 and Highway 61 detour is in place in Duluth to accommodate the marathon. The traditional detour route through downtown is under construction this year. Adjustments to the detour required to avoid the construction...

Dick & Carrie Show highlights new virtual expo

The popular “Dick & Carrie Pre-Race Talk Show” is going virtual for this year’s 45th annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend. Longtime race announcers Dick Beardsley and Carrie Tollefson have traditionally hosted their show live and in-person, but this year it will be aired exclusively as part of the first-ever Essentia Health Virtual Expo on Grandma’s Marathon...

148th Fighter Wing to provide ceremonial flyover at Grandma’s Marathon

Two F-16s from the 148th Fighter Wing will provide a ceremonial flyover before the start of this year’s 45th annual Grandma’s Marathon, continuing a longstanding tradition between the two community organizations. The flyover, which is scheduled for 7:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, is an extremely rare treat for marathons in the United States. “My...

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