Grandma’s Marathon: The Most Wonderful Weekend of The Year

Posted June 17, 2016 by swimcreative

Duluth will host 18,000 runners this weekend, and 7 of those are Swim’rs

Racers and spectators alike are anxious for what’s upon us—Grandma’s Marathon.

If you’re running, we wish you the best of luck!

If you’re spectating, we invite you to stop by the Swim office (415 E. Superior Street) to join our cheer party. Give our prize wheel a spin and win something awesome like this t-shirt or umbrella.


Because spectators are awesome, too.

To wrap up our training, we asked members of the #SwimRunClub to tell us what they’re most excited—and not so excited—for. Here’s what they had to say:


I love being able to drive up the shore, run 13.1 miles, drink a beer and eat pizza—all before noon. #bestdayever

I’m not too excited for the post-race wobble.


Excited to see family and friends cheering on London Road.

Not looking forward to the pain that will undoubtedly set in at Superior St.


I’m looking forward to all the cheering and cowbells along the way…because I’m going to need them! And the long nap afterward. Then the food and beer.

I’m not looking forward to the pain!


Looking forward to finally being a part of this event rather than spectating.

I’m also looking forward to the route. Something about running through lakeside into downtown and finishing in the heart of Canal Park seems really cool to me.

And who could complain about celebrating in the tents after 13.1 miles?

Not looking forward to testing my 10-year-old iPod’s battery life! 


Looking forward to the expo. Seeing the finish line. Beating people.

Not looking forward to impending agoraphobia.


Things I’m looking forward to completing my first half marathon and having a well-deserved beer afterwards.

What I’m not looking forward to: waking up at 4am. 🙁


I can’t wait for the gigantic bowl of spaghetti I’m going to eat Friday, and probably Saturday night. The entertainment that is Lake Superior stretching out before me during the race, and the feeling of accomplishment that will hit as soon as I cross the finish line.

I am not looking forward to the nerve-wracking night of sleep on Friday. 

Good luck to all those participating and spectating during this weekend’s events!

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