Top 10 Marathons To Do: Grandma’s and Twin Cities

I know you have all been holding  your breath waiting for marathons #9 and #10 on my Top 10 Marathons To Do list.

Any guesses?  (Hint:  read the title of the blog post!)

Well, since this isn’t a dream marathon list, since it’s a realistic list of the top 10 marathons I want to do in the next 5ish years, I’m gonna just go ahead and throw my 2 favorite marathons on the list, even though I’ve already done them before.  Grandma’s Marathon and Twin Cities Marathon  (And I just want to be done with this Top 10 list already!)

Why are these my two favorite marathons, and why will I likely keep on doing one or the other (or both!)?

  • They are Minnesota marathons, so for me they are relatively easy to do.  Not much travel required (none for TCM, for Grandma’s it’s a couple hour drive, but not bad).
  • Having family in the Twin Cities and on the north shore means that at these two marathons I always have a Runnin-From-The-Law fan club, complete with bright pink signs!
  • Both courses are spectacular.  Twin Cities is beautiful in October and has SUCH fabulous crowd support.  Grandma’s is a relatively easy course, with LOADS of fun afterwards at the post-race festivities.

  • They are sentimental favorites for me.  Twin Cities was my first marathon.  3 years later it was also my (sort of) BQ marathon.  Grandma’s is a sentimental favorite because we usually make a weekend of it – bring the kids up to stay with grandma and grandma and then have them all come out and cheer.
  • And of course, Grandma’s and Twin Cities are on my to do list since I am doing them both this year!

If you haven’t done Grandma’s or Twin Cities yet, I’d strongly recommend them!

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4 Responses to Top 10 Marathons To Do: Grandma’s and Twin Cities

  1. Pingback: Runnin From The Law’s Top 10 Marathon’s To Do | Runnin' From The Law

  2. bobbi says:

    I am so excited to both of these this year. I was born and raised in MN, and I grew up in Duluth, so I am beyond stoked to run my hometown race. Twin Cities I’ve heard so many good things about. They’ll be marathons 2 and 3 for me (my first was Chicago last year) and I can’t wait!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  3. herrsolera says:

    I’ve always wondered, what’s the specific allure of Grandma’s marathon? It’s one of those races that you just hear about all the time and I’ve never really gotten a compelling reason to run it except that … well, it’s Grandma’s! You know, you just have to! Anyway, thanks for the insight — where can I find the other 8 marathons you want to run?

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