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Irvin 5K Finish/Start Line To Be Slightly Narrowed During Seawall Work

DULUTH, Minn.- Meanwhile the William A. Irvin’s course will be slightly narrowed near the start and finish line this year. That’s because of the delayed seawall reconstruction project in the Minnesota Slip, which is home to the Irvin and where runners will race by on Harbor Drive. Marathon officials are encouraging spectators to check the site out in advance before race day, June 15th. Meanwhile, the city of Duluth will be closing Harbor…

More Volunteers Needed for Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

You can also call Grandma's Marathon offices at 281-727-0947 and ask for Tara if you'd like to volunteer.

DULUTH, Minn. – Volunteers are wanted for this year’s Grandma’s Marathon, which is a little more than two weeks away! It takes about 6,000 volunteers to make Grandma’s Marathon run smoothly. Right now 200 volunteer spots are still empty, and it’s especially important this year, because the race is being re–routed because of Superior Street reconstruction. “We’re going to need some extra volunteers to help out with way finding in order…

Verizon Wireless Devices to Support Training Goals for Athletes

Verizon Wireless Recommends Spring Activity Devices

DULUTH, Minn. – As Spring fully gets underway people are getting outside to exercise. With Grandma’s Marathon just over a month away, many runners are also taking advantage of this time to get active. This morning, Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis stopped by FOX 21 to talk through gadgets that can be helpful during this training period. Bose Soundsport…

Grandma’s Marathon Confirms Race Course Reroute

The Reroute Will be in Effect Through 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – Runners participating in this year’s Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon will notice a slight change of scenery along the race course. The race course has been modified through downtown Duluth due to the Superior Street construction project. Marathon officials say the reroute will be in effect for the 2018-2020 race seasons and is contingent…

Going For A Run At the Fitger’s 5K!

The race started in downtown Duluth, went through Canal Park and ended near Fitger's

DULUTH, Minn. – Thousands of people woke up bright and early and were ready to go for a run. The 29th Annual Fitger’s 5K took place this morning and had more than 2,100 participants. The race started in downtown Duluth, went through Canal Park and ended near Fitger’s. Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Young Athletes Foundation, a program that promotes…

Health Professionals Give Tips to Runners

Active Adventures: Gearing up for Grandma's

DULUTH, Minn. – There may still be snow on the ground, but it truly is Spring and Grandma’s Marathon is just over two months away. As runners get ready for race weekend, local health professionals are giving advice to the athletes. Essentia Health is teaming up with Grandma’s Marathon for the prerace seminar Gearing up for Grandma’s. It’s taking palce…

Spots Still Open to Run for Good in Grandma’s Marathon

Runners can partner-up with a charity to help raise money.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon entries filled up within hours of opening, but you can still participate by running for a good cause. The Charity Partnership Program offers 15 local and national charities runners can team up. Currently 8 charities still have opening spots for the half and full marathon. Racers can choose a organization close to them, ranging…

Spots Still Open for St. Fennessy 4K

This is the first year the race is offering special youth pricing.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- The Saint Fennessy 4K race is coming up on St. Patrick’s Day, this Saturday and spots are still open as of Wednesday. New this year, the race is offering youth pricing, inviting runners as young as six to join in. Runners are encouraged to dress-up in festive green and gold outfits. After the race votes will be placed…

Saturday Morning Races Aim to Keep Kids Active

Coffee Conversation: Saturday Morning at the Races

DULUTH, Minn. – Grandma’s Marathon may be six months away, but that isn’t stopping some events from starting up to prepare for the big day. The Young Athletes Foundation is offering free youth races on Saturday mornings. The races are for children 14 and under. The next event is Saturday, January 20 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the Ward…

Morning Update 6-19-17

Local news and weather headlines in the Northland.

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Running Tips from Austin-Jarrow

Active Adventures: Training Tips

DULUTH, Minn. – Grandma’s Marathon is just one day away and it’s inspiring some folks to get off the couch and try running. For this week’s Active Adventures we visited Austin-Jarrow to get some running tips for beginners. Jarrow Wahman, co-owner of Austin-Jarrow, says the most important piece of equipment is shoes. There are several types of shoes and many…

Minnesota-Based Author Releases Thrilling Fiction Book “Marathon”

Brian Freeman Hosts Book Signing Tonight

DULUTH, Minn. – In just over a month runners from around the world will be taking over Two Harbors and Duluth. Today, a thrilling book is being released with many locations and themes Northlanders will recognize. The fiction book “Marathon” is written by Minnesota-based author Brian Freeman. The back of the book gives a small glimpse at the plot, “On a…

Runners Get Inspiration from Olympic Athlete

Gearing Up for Grandma's

DULUTH, Minn. – Grandma’s Marathon weekend is just a few months away and training season is in full–swing. To help runners along in their training journey, Essentia Health and Grandma’s Marathon are hosting the annual Gearing up for Grandma’s pre–race seminar on Saturday, March 4 with keynote speaker, Jeff Galloway. This is a free event from 10 a.m. to 12…