Cool Runnings

Minnesotan Dakotah Lindwurm made Grandma’s Marathon a priority on her calendar after her win last year, when she had become the first Minnesotan woman to win since Janice Ettle in 1991.

Previous Winners Gear Up for Grandma’s Marathon

2022 top contenders at Grandma's Marathon

The 45th running of Grandma’s Marathon and 31st running of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon will take place Saturday with a full field, hot competition, and a temperature forecast of 47 degrees with a tailwind off Lake Superior.

Med City Marathon Back to Memorial Day

Rochester’s biggest race is back on Memorial Day weekend after two years, and the marathon relay racers won’t be the only ones passing on their batons.

Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon Won by Minneapolitan

winner holds up banner

The runners who lined up near the small-town Minnesota high school weren’t looking for a 26.2-mile run that was one-part race and three-parts rock-and-roll event. They weren’t looking for the wild post-race party.  Nor a zero-K “race,” nor the big corporate sponsors, nor googly-eyed banana costumes in which to run. 

Lake Wobegon Preps for 14th Annual Marathon; Opens Doors to Brookings Runners

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Boston’s Spotlight Shines Bright on Minnesotan Women during Historic Anniversary

Val Rogosheske's shoes from the 1972 Boston Marathon

For the first time in two years, the Boston Marathon returned to the Patriot’s Day holiday as two Minnesota women runners were in the national spotlight. One is a pioneer in the sport; the other is building off the legacy of women runners and finished as the fourth place American on the 50th anniversary of the first official Boston Marathon women’s race.

Run for the Lakes Marathon Back in the Running

For two years, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down a race that was becoming a signal of spring in central Minnesota. 

But this year, the marathon in the Brainerd Lakes area is returning for a full race weekend with support from the local community.