Before we know it, seeing runners moving along the side of the road will be very common with Grandma's Marathon training underway, and people just looking to get out and be active with the change in season.
I don't get to run in the mornings very often because I'm on the B105 Morning Show, so while on vacation I decided to take advantage of it. We parked at Bayfront Festival park on a warm sunny day. I felt good, was relaxed and enjoying the beauty of Lake Superior when out of the blue, I miss stepped and down I went, first time I've ever fallen while running ever!
Grandma's Marathon is just one of the events that puts Duluth on the map. They are in full swing with their Wednesday Night at the Races at this time. Running events like that have spurred several 5K races to crop up, mostly as fundraisers for non-profits and due to that we have a huge running community in the Northland. These are some of my favorites, maybe you have a few different ones, what'
Make it a family affair and get the kids signed up for the FREE Whipper Snapper Races! There will be plenty of time to get to the William A. Irvin 5K afterwards and your children will have a sense of participating and accomplishment. Here's everything you need to know to make your day perfect!
I have run the Grandma's Half Marathon several years and it doesn't get any better. I still question why the heck I thought I could handle this mentally, physically, emotionally, intestinal(ly). I try psych myself up, instead I psych myself out by asking myself these questions every year...
Each year that I run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, I have friends that want to keep track of my progress. (that makes me laugh, but I appreciate their interest). I tell them it's easy to sign up for free live runner tracking through T-Mobile. You can sign up to track your favorite runner of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon or Grandma's Marathon.