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Dirt Bikes Brraaap To The Holeshot

Active Adventures: Echo Valley MotoCross

BROOKSTON, Minn. — Just 35 miles west of Duluth lies Echo Valley MotoCross Track, that’s where we are taking you for this week’s Active Adventures. Get ready to tear through the dirt track and fly high in the sky, just don’t get roosted! 2019 Northern Series Race Schedule DISTRICT 23 DIRTBIKE RACES FOR 2019! * July 14th – Dirt Bike…

Running Stores Prepare for Grandma’s Marathon

Duluth Running Company getting store ready for race weekend.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s Grandma’s Marathon Race Week, and Duluth running stores are getting ready for over 20,000 runners to take to the streets this weekend. Duluth Running Company is bringing out all their stock to prepare for runners, getting last minute gear not only during the week, but even right before the race. “We’ve had sales like happen day of,”…

Countdown Begins to Grandma’s Marathon, Volunteers Needed

Grandma's Marathon Weekend is Happening June 21 - 23

DULUTH, Minn. – The countdown to Grandma’s Marathon is on! The jam packed weekend of events will run June 21 – 23 this year. While the 2019 race isn’t even over yet, planning has already started for next year’s big race. More than 6,000 volunteers are needed to make race weekend happen. Volunteers are needed from Two Harbors to Canal…

Students Participate in 2019 Summit on Equity, Race, & Ethnicity

"Our students are the next wave of those leaders."

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 400 students participated in UMD’s 2019 Summit on Equity, Race, and Ethnicity. The goal is creating an even more inclusive campus community. Over 40 workshops were held in the Kirby Student Center at UMD focusing on a variety of topics.   Among the workshops, many provide knowledge about how access to opportunities may not be…

This Northland Race is Unlike Any Other

The final stretch takes you up a 35 foot hill and you must ring the bell to finish.

CLOQUET, Minn.- To start racers already get five minutes knocked off their finish time, just for wearing a fanal. Some are calling it the last run of Summer and it’s safe to say the Lost Forester Adventure Run is one participant won’t ever forget. This unique eight-mile course goes through the woods, as runners must traverse through swamps and fallen trees with…

Northland Volunteers Needed for NorthShore Inline Marathon

Race Officials say They're in Need of Volunteers for the 2018 NorthShore Inline Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – Race officials with the NorthShore Inline Marathon say their office space is diminishing as final preps are underway this week for the annual event. The Marathon is in it’s 23rd year, attracting over 2,000 athletes and spectators to the Twin Ports. This year’s events will kick off on Friday, September 14 with the annual Expo and packet…

Coffee Conversation: Minnesota Mile to Attract Hundreds this Friday

The Minnesota Mile Sponsored by Grandma's Marathon will Take Over Skyline Parkway Friday, September 7

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders are welcome to sign up now as an individual or team member for the 12th annual Minnesota Mile taking place on Friday, September 7. The course will be set along Duluth’s Skyline Parkway. Participants will run a one mile loop while enjoying breathtaking views of Lake Superior, the St. Louis River Bay and the start of…

Heavy Rain Pours Down In the Northland, Flooding Some Areas

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until Sunday for a section of Northeast Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – Heavy rain has been pouring down in many parts of the Northland throughout the day. So much rain has fallen some places, that flooding has become a problem. This is what the area near 27th Avenue West in Duluth looked like this afternoon with high water flowing on the streets. The heavy rain didn’t stop some people…

The Race Before the Marathon

Intense Preparations for Grandma's Marathon Begin Monday, Organizers Advise to Stay Up-To-Date with the Grandma's Marathon Mobile App

DULUTH, Minn. – Ready, get set, race! The countdown to the annual running of Grandma’s Marathon is just five days away. Racers, fans, volunteers and organizers are working around the clock this week to prepare for the big event(s) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mandi Peterson, Marketing and Public Relations Director with Grandma’s Marathon stopped by the FOX 21 Studio…

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…

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…

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Festivities Begin Friday

Winter Weather Causes Good Trail and Race Conditions

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend athletes who have been training all year will finally have their time in the snow. The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is Sunday, January 28. However, festivities are already underway. The Cutest Puppy Contest has already taken place and more fun is yet to come. On Friday, January 26, a new event, The Beergrease is…

Annual Gobble Gallop Attracts Thousands to Downtown Duluth

Over 2,500 People Participated in the Annual Gobble Gallop in Downtown Duluth Thanksgiving Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of families and friends showed up bright and early Thursday morning to break records when it comes to attendance at the annual Thanksgiving Gobble Gallop. 2,500 participants lined up for either the quarter mile gobble giddy up, the tough turkey one mile or the grand finale, the gobble gallop 5K. The event is put on every…

Ideal Winter Conditions at Spirit Mountain

The largest event at Spirit Mountain is this coming weekend and the hill is prepared.

DULUTH, Minn.- This coming weekend is a busy one for Spirit Mountain as they will host the 26th annual AMSOIL Duluth Snocross. The event will run across the length of the top chalet with other parts of the mountain remaining open. Although the Northland has yet to become a winter wonderland, officials at the mountain told FOX 21 the hill…

Fat Bike Birkie Race

First Time The Fat Tire Bike Race Started at the New Location in Cable, Wis.

CABLE, Wis. – The Fat Bike Birkie race took place this morning and it’s the largest Fat Bike event in North America. This year the race drew in 1,200 riders from 18 different states and 2 different countries.   At the starting line this morning it was a cold one and a different one, as it was the first time…

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…

2017 American Birkebeiner Cancelled

Birkie Fever Continues Despite the Cancellation

For only the second time in 44 years all ski races set for this weekend’s Annual American Birkebeiner have been cancelled. The only other time this happened was in 2000. Organizers for North America’s largest cross country ski race held out hope for this weekend as a potential snow storm was on the horizon. Last minute efforts started early as…

Birkie Trail and Race Updates

Snow Is In The Forecast

HAYWARD, Wisc. – Over 40,000 people are expected to arrive in the Northland tonight in anticipation for the 2017 American Birkibeiner Race. With the recent warm week melting nearly all of the snow pack from this winter, trail conditions are on everyone’s mind. Right now only the north half of the trail from Cable, Wisconsin to Trailhead OO is possibly ski-able on…

Thousands Bunking in Hayward for Annual American Birkebeiner

Hotels are Filling Up Across Many Parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota in Preparation for the Annual Ski Race

HAYWARD, Wisc. – The annual American Birkebeiner calls for a lot of booking when it comes to travel reservations. Officials say the average commute from from hotel to the trail for a race participant can be up to two-and-a-half hours long. It’s why local hotels receive calls nearly one year in advance before the big weekend. “It is very important…

Fans Flock to 2017 Beargrease Finish Line

Ryan Anderson Wins First Place in 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

DULUTH, Minn – Shortly after 10:00 a.m., the winning team of the 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon mushed through the finish line. Ryan Anderson from Ray, Minnesota, used the annual race to help qualify and train his team to run the upcoming 1,000 mile Iditarod race. “Racing is an art; it’s not just taking a dog team and going fast,”…