Grandma’s or BUST
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That’s right, I am headed back to Duluth! If we are getting technical it’s my sixth time to Duluth. I took a family vacation as a kid in 1993, I ran the half marathon in 2014, and then the first Great Grandma’s challenge in 2015, the black flagged 2016 marathon, and the almost as hot 2017 marathon.
2018 is the year for perfect weather, you heard it here first!
Why am I returning?
- I want to eat at Grandma’s Saloon and Grill. In all these years I have not done that, and it’s located at the finish line.
- I am going to run the 5k on Friday night too. I will be in town for packet pickup, might as well do the Great Grandma’s challenge again.
- The lake – Lake Superior! I have never jumped in post marathon – GASP! My first half was cold, the 2015 marathon was rain, the 2016 marathon I had to find my husband in the medical tent, and in 2017 I met my friends at the beer tent.
- It’s a great event. I feel this needs no blurb, great events keep people coming back.
- The medal!
I feel those are my top 5 reasons to get back. I hope to cross all those things off the list.
What has you returning to a race? Why would you travel to something year after year?