Why you Should Join our Grandma’s Marathon Team
Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth Minnesota is one of the countries great races. It was recently listed as a Runner’s World top 10 marathon for 2015. If you’re at all considering a marathon this year, this is a great one to try.
Grandma’s Marathon was my very first. I learned so much about myself, both physically and mentally. It’s what got me hooked on running longer distances. I am excited to be going back this year to try and set a new personal record.
If you have ever considered running a marathon, or would like to train and run as part of a team, this is your year! Keep reading for some great perks and join our Grandma’s Marathon team!
Why you Should Join Our Grandma’s Marathon Team
The MinneapolisRunning.com community is vast. With readers and subscribers from every state and countries all over the world, it is a plethora of running experience and abilities.
To bring this virtual community into the “real” world, we are putting together a race team for Grandma’s Marathon. This isn’t a competitive team, rather, a group of like minded runners who want the benefits that come from training in a team based environment.
We already have 40+ registered. It is completely free. Will you join us? Signup here to learn more.
Benefits of Our Team
For starters, everyone who joins our team gets to register at the early bird rate of $90 (until February 28). You’ll get a personalized “back bib”, and discounted tickets to the Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner. As of January 7th, you’ll be joining 40+ runners already on the team.
Once we reach 50 registrants in the full marathon, team members get;
- Complimentary beverage ticket for each person to use at the Big Top Tent on Saturday.
- Finish Line Bleacher Passes for friends and family (valued at $10 each).
- Designated bus transportation to the starting line.
The bus is a HUGE bonus!
Grandma’s Marathon is a point-to-point course run on scenic Old Highway 61 along the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior. The race begins outside Two Harbors, MN and finishes in Duluth’s Canal Park.
To get to the start, you get up early, wait in line and load the shuttle bus. With 50 team members, we get our own bus. No waiting! You will roll to the starting line like a Jay Z and Beyonce heading to a movie premiere.
If we get 150+ runners who signup, we also become eligible for;
- Assistance in locating guaranteed group lodging at University of Minnesota Duluth.
- Grandma’s Marathon Hospitality Room; our team gets to hang out while enjoying snacks and beverages pre-race on Friday, June 19th.
- Commemorative Grandma’s Marathon appreciation gift.
The benefits of running with a group are vast. In addition to the race day perks mentioned above, we are here to help you train to become a stronger runner. Beginning in February, we will offer a series of training group options (both virtual and in person).
Everyone who joins the team will get a free marathon training plan (beginner and advanced). We will also host a monthly live Google hangout where you can chat with other team members, and hear from a few “experts.” This will be a time where you can get questions answered – about the marathon in general or Grandma’s Marathon more specifically.
We will also be hosting a supported long run later this spring for runners in the Twin Cities.
The Marathon Course
If you’re new to the marathon, or have run one before but didn’t know what you were doing, we will be offering a course designed to help you train. The Marathon Course is a series of video interviews with experts who will share tips around 8 different topics related to the marathon.
There will also be loads of written material containing tips and advice from everything to picking out shoes and other gear, to nutrition, strength training and recovery best practices.
These self directed online modules will guide you through all the necessary steps to prepare you for a strong race. Watch for more details (and pricing) in the coming weeks.
Want something more hands on? We are piloting a training cohort also beginning in February. For $99/month, you’ll get access to the online course mentioned above, in addition to a custom training plan and bi-weekly conference call with coach Antonio Vega.
During this call, you will not only be able to check in about your training and get suggested tweaks to your plan, but you’ll learn from 4 – 5 other runners at the same time.
If you’re interested in personal, one on one coaching, please contact us for availability.
Join our Grandma’s Marathon team today!
Even if you are already registered, you can still join. Signup here to join our teamand learn more about the training options, signup here!