Ryan Levander

At Two Harbors in Duluth.

Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth Minnesota

Published on: July 9, 2008

I ran the Grandma’s half marathon in Duluth, Minnesota the summer of 2008. It was a family event as my cousins, aunts, and uncles were all there both running and spectating the event.

This was my first visit to Duluth and it quickly earned “favorite Minnesota city” in my book as I really enjoyed it.

Grandma’s is a very popular race for competitive and recreational runners alike. One most every clear day, you can see “Two Harbors” from the starting line, even from the Marathon start. Two Harbors is the finish point, which is quite intimidating as to how small they are when you start.

We also got to visit the Glensheen Mansion, a haunted mansion experience in Duluth.

Click on photo for lightbox viewing with caption (all photos taken by Ryan with a disposable camera and edited in Adobe Lightroom)

Grandma's Cookie Store right at the finish.
Grandma’s Cookie Store right at the finish.
Two Harbors at sunset.
Two Harbors at sunset.
A boat and massive Lake Superior.
A boat and massive Lake Superior.
Massive Lake Superior.
Massive Lake Superior.
At Two Harbors in Duluth.
At Two Harbors in Duluth.
Hilly Duluth.
Hilly Duluth.
Two harbors at sunset.
Two harbors at sunset.
The Glensheen Mansion.
The Glensheen Mansion.
The Glensheen Mansion.
The Glensheen Mansion.
St. Scholastica University
St. Scholastica University
Very popular thing to do after the race - putting your legs in Lake Superior (still freezing in July).
Very popular thing to do after the race – putting your legs in Lake Superior (still freezing in July).
Finish area of the race.
Finish area of the race.
Two harbors.
Two harbors.
My cousin, Inga, after she finished the marathon.
My cousin, Inga, after she finished the marathon.
Finish line.
Finish line.
My nephew, Evan, giving out high fives along the course.
My nephew, Evan, giving out high fives along the course.
My cousin Eric mid-way through the marathon.
My cousin Eric mid-way through the marathon.
Wheelchair participant along the course.
Wheelchair participant along the course.

Photos by Ryan Levander are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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