Posts Tagged ‘running’

Lakewalk Duluth

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Ah yes, the infamous Lakewalk! Many visitors, tourists, and even locals find themselves on the Lakewalk in Canal Park throughout the year. Some running, some biking, some walking or stepping off to take scenic pictures of Lake Superior and the surrounding parks and landmarks of Duluth. However, many people don’t realize that the Lakewalk extends far beyond just Canal Park and the Fitgers complex. The Lakewalk is actually a 7.5 mile paved path that extends from the Bayfront Festival Park all the way out to Brighton Beach along the north end of Duluth. Check out the link below and if you find yourself looking for a great place to run, bike, or even watch ships come in/out of the harbor check out the link below for a map of the Lakewalk and some good locations to do those activities..

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Hartley Park

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

I will continue to say that adventure in Duluth can be found right in the backyard. Hartley Nature Center and Park is located in the heart of Duluth. It is a 640-acre park with over 10 miles of trails scattered throughout. The Superior Hiking Trail cuts right through the park, as well. Outdoor enthusiasts will take to the park to hike, trail run, cross-country ski, bike, and snowshoe. Just another landmark and another reason Duluth was voted Outside’s “Best Town Ever” in 2014! So get out and enjoy the warm-up as we go from winter to spring!

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Northland Running Races

Monday, January 15th, 2018

The northland is home to some of the most pristine views of Lake Superior. Trails like the Superior Hiking Trail parallel the north shore similar to scenic highway 61; the infamous first 18 mile stretch of Grandma’s Marathon. Duluth and the surrounding area has so many great places to run, walk, hike, or bike. My girlfriend and I have come to enjoy running together as a hobby. It has been something that her and I do for stress relief and just for fun. We just recently capped off signing up for races for the 2018 year and all three races are in the northland.

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Grandma’s Marathon Finish

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

My second Grandma’s Marathon finish occurred this past weekend. It was really nice running weather, although slightly warm, but no complaints on my end. There were so many great participants, volunteers, and spectators who made the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the Grandma’s Marathon a success! Pre-race, race, and post-race events were so much fun and I hope that if you ever have the opportunity to participate in some way, shape, or form that you take advantage. It is a great weekend full of fun and exciting events for all ages. It is also a fantastic time to see one of the events that make Duluth what it is!

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Grandma’s Marathon Update

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The 41st annual Grandma’s Marathon will be getting under way this Saturday, June 17. Below are the answers to the Who, What, When, Where, and Why questions about each race. I, myself, will be running the full-marathon and am looking to set a personal record (PR) with a sub-4 hour marathon! We will just have to see! If you are running, Good Luck! The weather is looking like it will be a great day to run! If you are in town, I highly recommend heading down to Canal Park to witness this awesome event and to cheer some runners on!

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