Let’s Talk about Grandma’s Marathon
Grandma’s Marathon is Saturday, June 21, 2014. The 37th running of this great event is a time honored tradition in Duluth.
If you’re planning on running either the half marathon, full marathon or 5k, there are a few helpful pieces of information you should know. For example, did you know you have to take a bus to the start, and most of the course is on a mostly flat, straight road? There’s also an optical illusion that may haunt you the entire race.
All kidding aside, this is a fun race that the entire community turns out for. You’ll fell energized from the start to the finish as you tackle the 26.2 miles with 8-10k other runners.
Tonight, Sunday, June 15th (yes, it’s father’s day), at 9 pm, we’ll be hosting a tweet chat to talk about tips and course highlights to make your Grandma’s Marathon a splendid experience.
- When: Sunday, June 15, 2014 9 – 10 pm
- Where: On twitter. Simply follow the hashtag #mplsrunning to join the conversation.
Search for the hashtag #mplsrunning and you’ll enter into the chat room.
You won’t need to remember to include the #mplsrunning (it does it automatically) when using tweetchat.
We’ll ask 5 – 10 questions in the format of “Q1: Who is running Grandma’s marathon?” Answer like this, “A1: I am! It will be my second.”
We’ll solicit your questions as well, but a few we want to throw out to the group are
- What tips can you share for a first time Grandma’s racer?
- How do you calm pre race nerves?
- What’s the best way to block out the Lift Bridge (since you can see it for many miles)?
- What are the best pre and post race places to eat in Duluth?
- Should you bring your own TP?
- What is the crowd support like?
For a few more tips, checkout the post how to prepare the week before a marathon. You’ll find 10 tips on ways to make the final week before your race a good one.
Olympian Carrie Tollefson takes you on a tour of the Grandma’s Marathon course in Duluth, Minnesota! View the entire 26.2 miles of the course as you mentally prepare yourself for race day.
If you have other questions you’d like to make sure we ask, what are they? Leave them in the comments below.