rewarding the faithful by brian daugherty, president, grandma’s, inc. every year each of our restau- rants struggle to come up with a way to recognize our best customers. it is so important to know who they are, and to show them some love, but what is the most important thing to look for in your best customers? • is it the customers who came in the most often? • or the loudest ones having the most fun? • how about the group that spent the most? • should it be the family that was so helpful in providing us great feedback? • is it the biggest tipper? • and don’t forget about that one person who comes in and tells everyone a new joke or antidote to brighten our day? the short answer is “all of the above.” the even shorter answer – it’s you! that’s right, the person sitting in our restaurant right now – with great anticipation and expectation of what’s about to come. you, by stopping in today and allowing us the privilege of taking care of you, is exact- ly what qualifies you as our best customer! and instead of choosing just one of you, we are choosing every one of you – to recognize and reward! it is now our mission to show every customer how greatly we appreciate each and every visit! starting today we want to reward you for your trust and choice in us! announcing grandma’s rewards! everyone is now entitled to a 10% “plus” discount on all your future visits at any of our delicious and unique restau- rants which includes; little angie’s cantina, bellisio’s italian restaurant and wine bar, the sports garden, and all three grandma’s saloon & grills. no paperwork to fumble with, just share your phone number and we will show you our upmost appreciation for being it’s easy. no card to carry, our best customer – every visit! ask your server how. customer inspirations in the spirit of our longstand- ing tradition of allowing our staff to choose a customer who has inspired and sharp- ened us this year, we continue to provide you our customer inspiration awards from each of our restaurants. our staffs bring forward the names of customers that have made them “the best they can be.” from there, the list is narrowed down and given one final vote. once each restaurant has selected their cia, we proudly publish their profiles in this grandma’s gazette, honored with a small gathering, and rewarded with 1,000 loyalty points to be used on anything in any of our restaurants they choose. and without further ado, please allow us the privilege to introduce you to this year’s inspirations: continued on page 2 turn to page 2 to read about the rest of the faithful grandma’s saloon & grill – miller hill customer’s name: emily kalligher occupation: managing broker, re/max results family profile: married to gary, kids maxfield and samson (middle schoolers) and lindsay, kevin & jackie (adults). hobbies: watching soccer games, walking the dog and enjoying lake superior. favorite grandma’s meal: steak cheese french favorite grandma’s beverage: raspberry iced tea favorite grandma’s server/bartender: all are fantastic. why do you feel the employees voted you customer of the year? it’s my go-to place for a casual business lunch; the service is attentive, the atmosphere is comfortable, the location is so easy, and of course the food is awesome! a 10 year case study in loyalty by brian daugherty, president, grandma’s, inc. long term success of any company depends heavily upon the quality and loyalty of its employees. after 43 years, grandma’s restaurant company has become a case study to support that. from the very beginning, we knew that happy customers were a result of happy employees! but now we have years of study to back up what we have instinctively followed. employee loyalty has become an area of intense study for every organization because of its connection with performance issues like attendance, turnover, and motivation. but research also shows that loyalty effects even deeper behaviors, like engagement and teamwork. so what exactly is it that creates this loyalty? the general findings of many a case study for loyalty indicates the factors that influence an employee’s dedication towards a company are a sense of pride, a feeling of appreciation, fairness and respect, sense of accomplishment, positive relationships, and a product they believe in! of course the findings concluded that management plays a crucial role when it comes to employee motivation and loyalty. managers are the people who make most of the difference in an employee’s life, on a daily basis, when it comes to these factors. so it is critical that your company leaders understand the role they play in cultivating employee motivation. however, the findings also suggest the level of enthusiasm (intensity and passion) of the employees is directly tied to them representing a product or cause they believe in. not surprisingly, when someone truly believes in the prod- ucts and people they work with, it gives them the confidence and purpose to carry out their mission for all to appreciate – above and beyond the call of duty! continued on page 6 turn to page 6 to continue reading profiles of our 10 year honorees a 10 year case study
2 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue the faithful little angie’s cantina – canal park grandma’s saloon & grill – canal park grandma’s saloon & grill – virginia customer’s name: tom and jodie green (dani and mili too!) occupation: martial arts instructors hobbies: martial arts, music, little angie’s favorite little angie’s meal: southwest tacos favorite little angie’s beverage: coke favorite little angie’s server/bartender: they are all incredible! why do you feel the employees voted you customer of the year? probably because we are here all the time! and the reason we are is, because of the incredibly kind employees of little angie’s. the service is highly profes- sional and friendly. the food is excellent, especially the salsa! every time we stop here we have a great time. thanks! customer’s name: jamie & virginia leslie occupation: retired family profile: mother and son hobbies: bridge, mn twins, jigsaw puzzles favorite grandma’s meal: chicken tetrazzini favorite grandma’s beverage: iced tea and lemonade favorite grandma’s server/bartender: too many to list!☺ why do you feel the employees voted you customer of the year? i have been told we are always pleasant. also, they enjoy the stories we tell. we bring the laughter with us. customer’s name: jen & steven wilson occupation: nurse and miner family profile: wife, husband, 11 year old, and 20 year old hobbies: golfing and traveling favorite grandma’s meal: steak, cheese, french and chicken tetrazzini when we are being health conscious. favorite grandma’s beverage: beer and unsweetened iced tea favorite grandma’s server/bartender: everyone ! why do you feel the employees voted you customer of the year? we are easy going and truly enjoy our experience every single time! we enjoy all the servers, hostess, and management. we work shift work and eat at grandma’s in virginia at all different times during the day, and multiple times a week. we appreciate the consistency of the food; smiling faces, and especially the interaction with the staff. happiest customers in wireless
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 3 the sports garden – canal park customer’s name: alex van eck occupation: electrical engineer family profile: girlfriend christine, dog willow hobbies: golfing, fishing, and hunting favorite sports garden meal: ‘zza burger favorite sports garden beverage: jameson soda favorite sports garden server/bartender: they are all great! why do you feel the employees voted you customer of the year? i appreciate the culture and the atmosphere of the sports garden. i rarely miss a vikings game on sundays. it is a very hard place to beat when it comes to watching sporting events. they have a great staff and excellent service. i consider all of them to be like a second family to me and i feel i treat them that way. a s k f o r v i k r e s p i r i t s i n y o u r f a v o r i t e c o c k t a i l 1st ever senior diner of the year grandma’s saloon & grill – virginia customer’s name: earl wilkins occupation: retired engineer family profile: widowed, two sons, two daughters in-law, five grand kid’s, and four great-grandkids. hobbies: watching packers, collecting cans, fishing, watching high school sports, and stock car racing. favorite grandma’s meal: marathon spaghetti favorite grandma’s beverage: raspberry iced tea favorite grandma’s server/bartender: all the staff why do you feel the employees voted you senior diner of the year? they enjoy talking with me. have fun kidding me about the packers. i believe they wish they were packers fans. i generally like to meet them with a smile! d r i n k l o c a l , d r i n k b e t t e r a n d c o m e t o u r t h e d i s t i l l e r y a n d t a s t i n g r o o m , a c r o s s t h e s t r e e t f r o m g r a n d m a ' s eat. earn. redeem. restrictions apply - details available at sign-up or these locations web sites. get points earn rewards members only specials . you can use this qr code to sign up or visit these restaurant web sites/rewards for sign up and details
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6 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue 2019’s 10-year employees: jenny opland matt erickson cody peterson eric feely current location: grandma’s saloon & grill canal park current location: grandma’s saloon & grill canal park current location: grandma’s saloon & grill canal park current job: server entry job: busser chose to work at grandma’s because: when i was applying, it seemed like it would be a fun job, and it has been! i really enjoy the customer interaction. favorite quote: “what if i fall? oh but my darling, what if you fly?” – erin hanson favorite book: girl, wash your face by rachel hollis if i were not in the restaurant business i would be… traveling the world with money i somehow inherited. current job: service and beverage manager current job: front of the house supervisor/bartender entry job: busser entry job: bartender chose to work at grandma’s because: fresh out of high school, looking for a job. chose to work at grandma’s because: moved to duluth for school and needed a job. favorite quote: “don’t fear pressure – for pressure is what turns rough stones into diamonds” – unknown favorite quote: “life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” – allen saunders favorite book: lord of the rings by j.r.r. tolkien if i were not in the restaurant business i would be… probably working in the trades. favorite book: i hope they serve beer in hell by tucker max if i were not in the restaurant business i would be… rich current location: little angie’s cantina – canal park current job: service and beverage manager entry job: security and host at the sports garden chose to work at grandma’s because: i was referred by a friend favorite quote: “adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” – hans selye favorite book: the postman by david brin if i were not in the restaurant business i would be… brewing beer. also, a professional hammocker and wanderer in the woods. joe virant jason matthes current location: grandma’s saloon &grill virgina current location: grandma’s saloon & grill miller hill current job: service and beverage manager entry job: busser chose to work at grandma’s because: my sisters and cousins had all worked there and i figured it would be a good job for a broke high school kid. favorite quote: “sometimes we may learn more from a man’s errors, than from his virtues” – henry wadsworth longfellow favorite tunes: pet sounds by the beach boys if i were not in the restaurant business i would be… a salesman current job: server entry job: server chose to work at grandma’s because: i was a broke college student; i chose to continue working at grandmas because its allowed me to travel. i’ve also met some really amazing people that i love very much. favorite quote: i’m not superstitious but i’m a little stitious – micheal scott favorite tunes: the heart of saturday night by tom waits (fun fact, tom waits is my cats name too) if i were not in the restaurant business i would be… i would like to own my own restaurant, or work in sales, or be a writer. however, i wouldn’t complain if i were a stay at home cat dad. a 10 year case study continued from page 1 such has been the story for grandma’s restaurant company. ever since we opened the original restaurant in 1976 we saw that customer loyalty begins with employee loyalty. at our restaurants we recognize the many longevity milestones that employees reach while working at our family of restaurants. whether it is a part-time employee simply enhancing their income or a full-time person carving out a very rewarding career in hospitality, every 5 years we recognize and celebrate with different awards and rewards for each new breakthrough reached! we now have honors from 5 years to 45 years. but the coveted 10 year anniversary is where we really celebrate the highlights and fascinating profiles of our dedicated and outstanding performers. and this year’s 10 year employ- ees are a classic case study in loyalty. in fact, if you look up “loyalty” in the dictionary you will find the above photos.
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 9 grandma's is getting even greener grandma’s marathon is striving to be a zero waste event grandma’s marathon is committed to hosting an eco-friendly marathon each year with green initiatives comprising a critical part of race weekend. the organization continuously reviews current best practices and implements new strategies in accor- dance with the latest technology and information. partnering with major sponsor waste management and other companies committed to sustainability provides opportunities for partici- pants and volunteers to be educated as well. • providing a free phone app to electronically access real-time information versus printed materials • composting food waste at the spaghetti dinner and at the finish line • offering virtual race inserts • encouraging active transportation with bike valet how can you help support our green initiatives? dispose of food and waste products in the correct bins during race weekend one thing that grandma’s marathon is particularly proud of is the continued development of its green team. the green team works diligently to assist race participants with sorting all recyclable and compostable materials to minimize overall waste. the efforts of the green team can be seen throughout the event; however, the finish line area is where runners will see the impact firsthand through the green team’s assistance with proper waste sorting and disposal choices. donate their shoes after they cross the finish line this year as there will be collection bins located in the finish area. at the culmination of the race weekend shoe drive, goodwill will assist in refurbishing and distributing the shoes for use by those in need. let us transport you to the starting line on race day a distinctive initiative that has occurred for decades at grandma’s marathon includes the transportation of half mara- thon and full marathon runners to the starting lines via bus and train, which not only reduces the environmental footprint of the event, but also allows participants to experience a unique ride up the north shore. grandma’s marathon also provides shuttle service back to local hotels, campuses and area towns. donate your gently worn, new and used shoes runners are encouraged to bring their old running shoes with them during grandma’s marathon weekend to participate in toyota’s “fill the tundra” shoe drive at the essentia health fitness expo and at kolar toyota in duluth, kari toyota in superior, iron range toyota in virginia, mn and ashland toyota in ashland, wi. runners will also have the option to discard unwanted clothes at the start line goodwill industries of duluth is our official clothing recy- cler. the partnership includes the collection of all apparel items that are discarded by runners along the racecourse, which will then be donated to goodwill, contributing to their mission. goodwill also sends any extra race finisher shirts to textile streams to be repurposed into other products. current sustainability initiatives include simple yet impactful practices such as: • transporting runners to the starting lines • sourcing local vendors and local products whenever possible • recycling leftover heatsheets® and finisher medals • upcycling race course sponges to be made into carpet-backing • donating unused food to local food shelves • supplying water responsibly: via water trucks and fire hydrants on the racecourse, and in dasani’s recyclable bottles that are made of 30% plant-based material • collecting unwanted race bibs for tyvek recycling grandma’s runners! offer free bus rides for guests ______________________________ 218-624-1026 218-628-0668 218-628-3691 minutes from canal park on 1-35, exit 249 visitproctor.com
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grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 11 nature’s gem cbd – organic cbd products for fast relief minnesota native and past grandma’s marathon runner, lisa baskfield, founded na- ture’s gem cbd as a result of her own personal health bene- fits using cbd to manage her chronic fibromyalgia pain and symptoms. her mission and passion are to educate people about cbd, how it works in the body and dispel untruths in a rapidly growing industry. what makes lisa’s nature’s gem cbd products different than others out on the market? • with fibromyalgia, maintaining purity and consistency in her products is priority number one. • all products are sourced from the same usda organic hemp farm. • we use co2 extraction method insuring no harsh chemicals are used during processing. • all ingestible products are thc free. after spending nine years on medication, the last thing lisa wants produced is a product that could produce a “high” and affect the mind and body adversely. • each product label contains a qr code that links to ac- credited third party lab test results to provide transpa- rency for our customers. what is cbd? cbd stands for cannabidiol. it is a plant-based compound found within the hemp plant with many healing properties associated with it. how does cbd work? cbd binds to receptors in our brain and body. cbd has shown to help: • muscle aches • inflammation • anxiety • joint pain • plantar fasciitis • sleep/insomnia • migraines • neuropathy • arthritis & more what will the products help me with? cbd helps ease muscle pain and aches associated with training, competition, and daily life activities. “our customers cover a range of backgrounds and ages from elite athletes to senior citizens who’ve found positive results using our products,” says baskfield. prior to her illness, she enjoyed competing in mar- athons and triathlons. “my health forced me to sell my accounting firm and change my lifestyle.” “as a cpa, being a trusted advisor with ethics and in- tegrity is always the number one priority. at nature’s gem cbd, these same values are adhered to, and sup- ported through our organic high-quality products.” learn more at naturesgemcbd.com natural select wild rice, natural select wild rice, cultivated and blends cultivated and blends we wish to thank grandma's for their continuous loyalty and dedication for serving and expanding the knowledge of wild rice to their customers! fitger’s complex ★ duluth, mn brewhouse growlers, crowlers, and more! fihgersbrewhouse.com great lakes wild rice llc serving duluth and the surrounding area family owned 218-328-6679 duluth’s original speakeasy in historic old city hall 132 e. superior street | michigan street entrance under the red light | (218) 623-1884 | www. rathskellerduluth.com
12 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue preparing tomorrow’s workforce lsc.edu kids can run off that endless energy! the whipper snapper races for kids is one of the first events to kick off grandma’s marathon weekend! these races are free and open to everyone, so bring the kids down to bayfront festival park and get them involved in the excitement! all participants receive an official race number and participation ribbon. kids will also get the exciting opportunity to cheer for their favorite mascots, including ‘champ’ from umd, and ‘harley d. huskie’ from the duluth huskies at the mascot race. date: friday, june 21, 2019 registration: begins at noon start time: mascot race starts at 2:00 p.m. with the youth races following – beginning with the youngest age group. age groups & distances 4 & under – 1/8 mile 5 & 6 years old – 1/8 mile 7 & 8 years old – 1/4 mile 9 & 10 years old – 1/4 mile 11 & 12 years old – 1/2 mile 13 & 14 years old – 1/2 mile the whipper snapper races for kids are presented by minnesota power, an allete company. proud sponsor of grandma’s marathon movement for every body balance, walk, & run training stop by for a free demo! 500 e. 10th st duluth, mn
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 13 l a k e s u p e r i o r big top chautauqua e x p e r i e n c e t h e m a g i c . 2019 s e a s o n guest bill miller j u n e shows start at 7:30 unless otherwise noted f r i 2 1 new first night with the blue canvas orchestra and special sat 22 keb’ mo’ with opener jontavious willis wed 26 lake street dive with opener nicole atkins f r i 28 home free sat 29 resurrection - a journey tribute sun 30 the peking acrobats essentia health free family 1:00 matinée sun 30 all aboard: songs of the railroad shows start at 7:30 unless otherwise noted j u l y t u e 2 béla fleck and the flecktones f r i 5 riding the wind s a t 6 maxi priest with quito rymer & the edge t u e 9 rodrigo y gabriela thu 11 judy collins f r i 1 2 whose live anyway? s at 1 3 the jayhawks sun 14 i’m with her 1 5 - 1 7 bluegrass day camp for kids thu 18 rosanne cash and band f r i 1 9 back to the garden: the music of woodstock sat 20 lyle lovett and his large band sun 21 the righteous brothers thu 25 american stories f r i 2 6 greg brown with opener bo ramsey s at 27 titambe essentia health free family 1:00 matinée s at 27 michael perry’s “half a star” sun 28 back to the garden: the music of woodstock shows start at 7:30 unless otherwise noted a u g u s t t h u 1 steve earle and the dukes f r i 2 chris kroeze and joyann parker s u n 3 the spinners s u n 4 american stories t h u 8 gaelic storm f r i 9 riding the wind s at 10 the tamburitzans essentia health free family 1:00 matinée s at 10 big top idol su n 11 ricky skaggs and kentucky thunder thu 15 shanties & shipwrecks f r i 1 6 the marshall tucker band s a t 17 brian setzer’s rockabilly riot sun 18 tba f r i 2 3 back to the garden: the music of woodstock sun 25 lost nation string band tribute thu 29 brandi carlile with opener the war and treaty f r i 30 brandi carlile with opener the war and treaty s a t 31 supaman essentia health free family 1:00 matinée s a t 31 tall paul, tanaya winder, and supaman september shows start at 7:00 unless otherwise noted s u n 1 riding the wind f r i 6 shanties & shipwrecks s a t 7 old last night with the blue canvas orchestra, john mceuen & the string wizards, and host michael perry s at 14 year end jam with surprise performance s at 21 big tap chautauquafest 1:00-5:00p bayﬁeld, wi • get tickets at 715-373-5552 or bigtop.org
14 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue 14 th annual bayfront reggae & world music f e s t i v a l f e s t i v a l saturday july 20 saturday saturday saturday saturday saturday july 20 july 20 bayfront festival park • duluth, mn bayfront festival park • duluth, mn bayfront festival park • duluth, mn ethnic food, artisans and more! kymani marley demarco olatunji samantha moon, woodblind, sound of fujun samantha moon, woodblind, sound of fujun samantha moon, woodblind, sound of fujun samantha moon, woodblind, sound of fujun more performers announced soon! tickets available : online · electric fetus · at the gate tickets available : clinic massage therapy providing relief for marathon runners even though running 26.2 miles is a fun activity, it’s no secret that a journey of that length can take a toll on the body. muscles can become traumatized, making even the slightest movement very uncomfortable. to help ease the pain during grandma’s marathon weekend, pat luoma, owner of the clinic for massage therapy, comes to the rescue along with 30 massage therapists and 10 expeditors to staff the post- race massage tent. “working at grandma’s marathon is an experience like no other for therapists,” says luoma who has been a therapist for 24 years. “anything and everything that traumatizes the soft tissues, does happen during a marathon. massage thera- peutically treats all of these conditions. on race day, therapists experience muscle and soft tissue issues that are specific to marathon runners; this is an opportunity not available to therapists in a clinical setting.” every finisher of grand- ma’s marathon and the garry bjorklund half marathon has the option of receiving a massage after the race. the massage ranges for 15 to 20 minutes and is a triage type of massage, depending on the runner’s needs. “the massage is performed to prevent muscle stiffness, by increasing circulation which brings nutrients to the muscles, and moving lymph fluid that helps remove waste products like lactic acid from muscles, all of which promotes healing. these techniques decrease pain and can reduce healing time to half.” in addition to receiving a post-race massage, luoma suggests that runners and athletes incorporate sports massage therapy into their regular conditioning program. the massage therapists utilize a variety of manipulations, specific to the type of sport or activity. these manipulations include stretching shortened muscle, strengthening weak muscles and neuromuscular techniques. for athletes the ultimate goal is for adaptation of muscles through training to improve their performance by as much as 15%, massage should be a part of complete training. the clinic for massage therapy has been providing services to the northland since 1995. many varieties of massage are available including: traditional relax- ation, sports, neuromuscular, maternity, manual lymphatic drainage, swedish and tuina, and a chinese medical mas- sage. these modalities ad- dress pain, frozen shoulder, sciatica, neck or back pain, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and many other soft tissue dysfunctions. the clinic for massage therapy serves clients in two locations in the duluth and superior areas. luoma began providing massage therapy as a volun- teer for 4 years at grandma’s marathon, and has been the coordinator for post race massage for over 19 years. commitment banking that won’t hold you back. >> >> >> online banking online applications mobile app >> mobile deposit capture apparel 345 s lake ave in canal park super one foods • perfect duluth day • brent’s biffies doucettes • young & associates insurance www.bayfrontworldmusic.com www.facebook.com/brwmf www.twitter.com/bayfrontreggae the strength of me. membersccu.org | federally insured by ncua.
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 15 10 highlights of grandma’s marathon weekend bring your friends, family and the whole crew – we’ve got everything you need for an extraordinary weekend experience in duluth! 1. a great race on a great lake experience running along the world’s largest freshwater lake on the same path as some of the best runners in the world. grandma’s marathon features a scenic point-to-point course that runs alongside the north shore of lake superior, over 32 rivers, creeks and streams, and boasts stunning views along scenic highway 61. when runners get to the finish take a quick dip in the big lake to cool off! 2. fast, rolling flat course the course has a net downhill elevation and is home to many pr’s and is a top boston qualifier race each year. with a cool, northeast tailwind off lake superior, it can make for some speedy times. 3. world class event with a rich history since our initial race in 1977, grand- ma’s marathon continues to discover new ways to ensure runners have one of the most memorable running expe- riences. whether runners are experiencing their first marathon or their 43rd, our community takes care of the runners from start to finish. 4. small town charm experience the finest hos- pitality in road racing! as the smallest town (by far) listed in the top 15 largest marathons, runners experience hospitality like none other when the region comes to- gether for marathon weekend. generations of residents look forward to hosting the marathon each year with over 6,000 volunteers and thou- sands of spectators to cheer on the race participants! 5. family friendly bring the whole family! for many, grandma’s marathon has become a multi-gener- ational race. we believe in empowering kids to lead healthy, active lives. kicking off marathon weekend, sign up kids for the whipper snapper races on friday afternoon, and then come together with people from all over the world for the best carbo load in the midwest, the michelina’s all-you- can-eat spaghetti dinner. 6. come for the race, stay for the party! after running a marathon, finishers deserve to celebrate! “rock the big top” with live music as everyone revels in their achievement under the big tent with their finisher medals and finisher shirts. 7. closer than you think runners came from all 50 states and over 50 countries last year. located on the tip of lake superior, duluth is easy to get to by car, bus or plane. the duluth (dlh) airport has direct flights to minneapolis/st. paul and chicago, connecting it to the whole world. 8. outdoor city in 2014, duluth was voted outside magazine’s “best outdoor town.” the city makes investing in our trails and parks a top priority, making it a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts and their families. stay awhile and visit the unique places throughout the city and region. 9. time of year make grandma’s marathon race weekend an experience! one of the few saturday marathons, the race is the third full friday-sunday weekend in june allowing runners to enjoy spring training runs and recover during the summer months, or train for an upcoming fall marathon. take it easy on sunday and make convenient travel plans back home. 10. runner friendly from registration to training to race day, grandma’s mar- athon wants to help every participant be confident, happy and stress-free. we understand life happens and allow bib transfers up until a month and a half before the race. we are always willing to take a moment to chat – just give us a call. welcome runners and fans to canal park! 1-800-426-7866 310 canal park drive. duluth, mn 218-720-3000 www.hampton.com/hi/duluth aar offers competitive beneﬁts and professional development essential to your success and career goals. immediate openings: • a&p technicians • sheet metal technicians • avionics technicians • cabin technicians • quality control inspectors work with the best team in aviation! apply today: aarcorp.com/careers visit our website for healthy pork recipes: mnpork.com/recipe ®
16 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue nature’s gem cbd: fast pain relief for athletes save 10% off your entire order: use promo code grandmas10 at checkout. expires 7/10/19 www.naturesgemcbd.com as a returning sponsor of grandma’s marathon, great clips is excited to participate in all the wonderful race weekend ac- tivities. sudz, the friendly great clips shampoo bottle mascot, will be bubbling over with excitement as he strides toward the finish line at friday’s mascot race during the whipper snap- per races for kids at bayfront festival park. come down to cheer on sudz! and, don’t forget to stop by the essentia health fitness expo to meet the local great clips team! being active and healthy is fundamental to great clips leadership, who encourages everyone on the great clips team to stay active and strong. that’s why the great clips sponsorship at grandma’s marathon is such a natural fit! “we are so excited to have great clips as a returning part of our sponsorship team,” said shane bauer, grandma’s marathon executive director. “when partners like great clips return year after year to support this world-class event, it speaks to their commitment to local communities,” bauer added. great clips, inc. is headquartered in minneapolis. over 4,400 franchisee-owned salons across the u.s. and canada serve approximately two million customers weekly. the salons are known for delivering competitively priced, high-quality haircuts for men, women and children seven days a week. you don’t need an appointment at great clips and salons are open evenings and weekends. getting a haircut is convenient with online check-in, which saves your place in line before you get to the salon. to check-in online download the free great clips app for android or ios or visit greatclips.com. visit one of these great locations: duluth denfeld retail center 4602 grand avenue west (across from taco johns) 218-624-2244 miller plaza 1405 miller trunk highway (next to starbucks) 218-726-0661 mount royal shopping center 107 mount royal shopping circle (next to mount royal library) 218-724-4247 cloquet shoppes of cloquet 1317 highway 33 south (across from walmart) 218-879-4414 grand rapids 1003 pokegama avenue south (near the ground round) 218-326-6512 hibbing 4120 9th avenue west (hwy 169 & 9th ave) 218-263-4300 mountain iron shoppes at rock ridge 8576 rock ridge drive (in front of walmart, next to perkins) 218-749-2547 superior colonial square 3712 tower avenue (across from walmart @ 37th & tower) 715-392-5473 to find the salon nearest you, call 1-800-greatclips –or visit www.greatclips.com!
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 17 duluth starts here. we are very excited to wel- come back old friends and greet new friends. when it comes to our guests, our goal is simple – your complete satisfaction! grandma’s marathon is more than just a race along the beautiful north shore of lake superior; it’s an amaz- ing athletic performance that draws spectators and runners from all over the world, a fun-filled weekend with live entertainment, races for all ages, thousands of volunteers, and most of all, you. wheth- er you’re here to run, support a runner or simply enjoy the festivities of grandma’s mar- athon weekend, the holiday inn is here to provide a home base supported by stellar customer service. we offer 338 deluxe sleep- ing rooms, two swimming pools, a sauna, a whirlpool, a wading pool, and two on-site restaurants: the greenery café and lyric kitchen & bar. we are also the hub of the skywalk system, connect- ing you to the decc, canal park and local businesses. our staff of over 150 people is dedicated to making your stay feel as if you never left home. our front desk is staffed 24 hours a day and is ready to assist you in any way. our servers in our restaurants take pride in providing the utmost customer service. our housekeeping staff pays at- tention to every detail in our guest rooms. our engineers are top-notch. our sales & catering and banquet staff think of every detail so you don’t have to. we all work together to provide the best customer service in the indus- try and to make our valued guests feel just that, valued. we are honored to be a part of an event this big in our own community. we wish you all the best of luck. we are proud to be a part of your experience and memories and hope to have you with us next year to create more memories and build lasting friendships. we support grandma's saloon and grill rd and all the participants in the 43 anniversary grandma's marathon. the rochester meats team, home of grandma's burgers. coming this summer to great lakes aquarium open 10 - 6 daily • duluth, mn • glaquarium.org
18 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue 2019 grandma’s marathon racecourse map & elevation 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 5th ave w 21st ave e lester river lakewood rd talmadge river ryan rd homestead rd knife river larsmont 6th ave e lemon drop hill greenwood rd sucker river 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 26 13 finish d u l u t h scenic hwy 61 garry bjorklund half marathon start l a k e s u p e r i o r grandma’s marathon start t w o h a r b o r s start 740 ft. finish 610 ft. 500 ft. 400 ft. 300 ft. 200 ft. 100 ft. sea level e v a a b a s e m civic center w e v a h b 4 w e v a d r 3 w e v a d n 2 downtown motel w e v a b s 1 e v a e k a l old duluth central hs e e v a b s 1 4 b h s b 3 r d s b 2 n d s b e e v a d n 2 1 s b s b w e v a h b 5 w e v a h b 6 radisson hotel library maurices 25 s 8 p e r i o r s b michigan sb holiday inn pizza lucé duluth coffee company voyageur lakewalk inn sheraton michigan st the depot 12 fronbage rd dta f r o n b a g e r d lake place park 35 railroad sb. marcus duluth cinema playfront park bayfront park great lakes aquarium decc amsoil arena r d r o b r a h m a. irvin willia hotel the suites e v a e k a l old chicago green mill vista cruises dewitt-seitz marketplace grandma’s sports garden grandma’s saloon & grill maritime visitors center s u p e r i o r b ay south pier inn 26 canal park lodge 13 r k d r a l p a n a c hampton inn the inn on lake superior 2018-2020 event racecourse traditional racecourse (under construction) marathon mile markers comfort suites of duluth half marathon mile markers water /powerade station medical tent first aid essentia health st. mary’s medical center e e v a d r 3 e e v a h b 4 e e v a h b 5 e e v a h b 6 e e v a h b 7 e e v a h b 8 e e v a h b 9 e e v a h b 0 1 e e v a h b 1 1 e e v a h b 2 1 e e v a h b 3 1 st. luke’s hospital 11 fitger’s 24 sir benedicts tavern kitchi gammi club lakewalk war memorials l a k e s u p e r i o r superior st super one london rd leif erikson park rose garden grandma’s marathon water & powerade: miles 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 time splits: start, 10k, 13.1m, 20m, 25m, finish s 8 p e r i o r s b clif energy zone: mile 17 london rd garry bjorklund half marathon water & powerade: miles 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 time splits: start, 16.9m, 11.9m, finish clif energy zone: mile 4 fresh fruit near mile 19 & 23.5 courtesy of official racecourse performance drink mountain berry blast is served on the racecourse. boston cream pie, mocha, citrus and razz clif shot gel will be served on the racecourse. course spectator tips being a spectator is a great way to get involved in the grandma’s marathon weekend festivities, without having to run a race. the enthusiasm from devoted fans adds tremendous excitement to the racecourse and gives athletes the incentive to keep striding toward the finish line. keep in mind parking on the expressway is absolutely prohibited and no vehicles are allowed on the racecourse at anytime during the running of the garry bjorklund half marathon and grandma’s marathon. to grab the best cheering spot on the course, follow these tips: starting times: • garry bjorklund half marathon begins at 6:15 a.m. • grandma’s marathon wheelchair race begins at 7:40 a.m. • grandma’s marathon begins at 7:45 a.m. along the course there are a few access roads connecting the expressway to scenic highway 61 (see map). these are a great place to watch the race. however, please remember traffic will be heavy and parking is limited. finish line london rd. and canal park are the best locations for spectators to gather and cheer participants on. if this is your favorite spot to watch, here are a few tips: • garry bjorklund half marathon male champion will finish at approximately 7:20 a.m. and the female champion will cross the finish line at approximately 7:30 a.m. • the grandma’s marathon male champion will finish at approximately 9:55 a.m. and the female champion is expected at approximately 10:15 a.m. • parking is available at many of the parking lots in downtown duluth above superior st. in order to secure a spot, plan to arrive early and please remember to follow all parking regulations.
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 19 public welcome 11am - 9pm | decc pioneer hall 2019 grandma’s marathon weekend schedule of events thursday, june 20 friday, june 21 cont. 24th annual essentia health fitness expo | free decc arena | open to the public .....................4:00 - 8:00 p.m. race packet pick-up decc – paulucci hall ......................................4:00 - 8:00 p.m. friday, june 21 live entertainment | $25 big top tent – canal park all ages – 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult gates open ................................................................. 7:00 p.m. everette ....................................................................... 7:30 p.m. phil vassar .................................................................. 9:30 p.m. rhino ........................................................................ 11:30 p.m. sounds unlimited – video dj ...................................12:45 a.m. 24th annual essentia health fitness expo | free decc arena | open to the public ...........10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. saturday, june 22 race packet pick-up decc – paulucci hall ..........................10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 29th annual garry bjorklund half marathon race starts ..................................................................6:15 a.m. michelina’s all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner $14.00 adults / $7.00 ages 5–12 / ages 4 & under eat free decc – pioneer hall ..............................11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 43rd annual grandma’s marathon race starts ..................................................................7:45 a.m. wheelchair division ...................................................7:40 a.m. with meatballs! with meatballs! with meatballs! virtual racecourse tours | free narrated by doug kurtis decc – edmund fitzgerald hall .........11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. races for kids | free bayfront festival park open to ages 14 & under registration ......................... noon races ............................. 2:00 p.m. lightspeed lift demo | free by malcom macauley with jordan hasay decc – edmund fitzgerald hall .............................. 3:00 p.m. grandma’s marathon pre-race talk show | free decc – edmund fitzgerald hall hosted by running legends: dick beardsley and carrie tollefson featuring: interviews with celebrity guests including jeff galloway and jordan hasay, prize give-aways and question & answer time with dick and carrie! 26th annual william a. irvin 5k near the william a. irvin ore boat slip .................... 6:00 p.m. live entertainment | free big top tent – canal park | all ages sounds unlimited – video dj ......................................8:00 a.m. rock-a-billy revue ......................................................9:30 a.m. laura velvet .............................................................. 12:30 p.m. chris kroeze ................................................................ 3:30 p.m. awards ceremony decc – lake superior ballroom garry bjorklund half marathon ................................ 4:00 p.m. grandma’s marathon ................................................. 4:45 p.m. live entertainment | $10 big top tent – canal park | ages 21 & older gates open ................................................................. 7:00 p.m. laura velvet ................................................................ 7:15 p.m. chris kroeze ................................................................ 9:15 p.m. cowboy mouth .......................................................... 11:15 p.m. adult $14 child $7 child free tax & gratuity included ages 5-12 ages 4 & under michelina’s all-you-can-eat spaghetti with or without italian sausage meatballs in marinara sauce, assorted country hearth breads, caesar salad, duluth coffee company coffee, kemps milk, dasani water, cookies and ben & jerry’s ice cream. $5 a
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 21 grandma’s marathon charity arm surpasses $1 million in community contributions the young athletes foun- dation (yaf), the charitable arm of grandma’s marathon, has recently surpassed one million dollars in contri- butions to area nonprofit organizations focused on youth fitness. the mission of the yaf is to promote the growth and development of young ath- letes in the region by support- ing community members and businesses that inspire kids to be healthy and provide access to athletic opportunities for those in need. the yaf upholds its mission through the following initiatives: yaf grant program the yaf grant program started in 1990 with the goal of providing money to nonprofit organizations in lake, cook, carlton, douglas, and st. louis counties that strive to provide children with op- portunities to participate in recreational and athletic activities. grant applica- tions can be downloaded from the grandma’s marathon website and are reviewed six times a year. in addition, $1,200 scholarships are awarded annually to one male and one female umd cross-country runner with roots in the yaf geographic boundaries. altogether, the yaf has granted over $700,000 to area youth orga- nizations. running shoe program this program was developed to provide free running shoe certificates to high school cross-country and track ath- letes who wouldn’t be able to purchase the proper shoes without financial support. since 1991, the yaf has donated over 4,100 pairs of running shoes to area ath- letes, totaling over a quarter million dollars. youth races the yaf hosts many youth running events throughout the year. most recently, the essentia health fit-n-fun run was held for third, fourth, and fifth graders attending duluth public schools. as a part of grand- ma’s marathon weekend, the yaf sponsors the whipper snapper races for kids. these races, presented by minnesota power, are free and open to kids ages 14 and under and feature short dashes. all par- ticipants receive a ribbon at the completion of their race. the wednesday night at the races and satur- day morning at the races series are held throughout the summer and winter, respectively, to help local children ages 14 and under, to stay active. children run distances according to their age group and receive a rib- bon (wednesday night at the races) or a commemorative t-shirt (saturday morning at the races) upon completion of their race. keeping kids active and giving them a place to start their fitness journey is an important mission today. the yaf believes that helping kids to develop a love for being active in their youth, will play a significant role in launching them toward a lifetime of achieving their goals and living a positive, healthy lifestyle. for more information, visit grandmasmarathon.com. restaurant301.com • 301 e superior st duluth, mn • sheraton hotel �heering you o� every step of the way sizes 0-24 forget something? run to miller hill mall. more than 100 stores to meet all of your shopping needs.
22 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue a unique sensorial experience ménage à trois exposes the fresh, ripe, jam like fruit that is the calling card of california wine. forward, silky and soft, this delicious dalliance makes the perfect accompaniment for grilled meats and chicken. ménage à trois midnight a gorgeous garnet color in the glass, this luxurious blend wraps you up in a velvety embrace. voluptuous blackberry and plush spiced plum avors seduce your palate, while hints of mocha and exotic spice linger on your lips like a stolen kiss. ménage à trois silk a smooth, seductive red blend that caresses you with every sip. with its bright, red ruby hue in the glass and alluring fragrance of dried violets and berries, silk beckons, promising an unforgettable experience. succulent cherry and ripe raspberry avors mingle with delicate hints of rose petals and toasty spice, and glide gracefully across your palate like liquid silk. douglas and todd bourbon whiskey the north is cold. but when you get north of north, something strange happens. the weather turns perfect for smooth distilling. every oak barrel gets triple re-charred before bunking up for four long, cold years. the bourbon breathes while it storms and ices outside. the results are a hand- crafted, sweet and smoky good drink that’s brutally smooth. prairie organic gin an enjoyable herbal blend made with time and care. with a hint of juniper and delicate nish, this is a gin that’s light, refreshing and everything you want from organic. prairie organic cucumber vodka because you can taste the freshness. with prairie cucumber- flavored organic vodka we’ve crafted a light avor that’s crisp and garden-fresh. delivering an invigorating nish that truly pays homage to its roots. prairie organic vodka this attention to detail is a big reason why we make prairie organic vodka the way we do. we take the time to handcraft its naturally smooth taste, so you can take the time to enjoy drinking it. seaglass chardonnay this captures the best of santa barbara’s unique terroir. aromas of stone fruits lead to green apple and zesty citrus fruit avors on the palate, followed by a refreshing , lively nish. seaglass pinot noir this pinot noir captures the best of santa barbara’s unique terroir with a fresh, light- bodied prole that allows the grape’s varietal character to shine through. an inviting, delicate perfume emerges from the glass, while bright red cherry and strawberry avors lightly dance upon the palate. seaglass cabernet sauvignon our paso robles cabernet sauvignon has the distinct fruity aromas of black plum and cherry. the palate is complex with the ripe fruity avors of blackberry and black cherry and hints of spicy oak on the nish. joel gott california sauvignon blanc has aromas of papaya, grapefruit, pineapple, and guava with softer notes of lemongrass and citrus. on the palate, the wine opens bright, tropical avors, followed by crisp, refreshing acidity and a long, clean, balanced nish. please drink responsibly
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 23 official grandma’s marathon merchandise by advantage embroidery & screen printing, the official and exclusive retailer of grandma’s marathon merchandise, is gearing up for one of the top scenic races in the country! a longtime supporter of the annual race, advantage embroidery produces official race mer- chandise for both athletes and attendees, right in duluth, minn. they have shown exceptional service both onsite and online over the years and have the highest standards of service and reliability in the industry. with a large selection of items from performance wear to noise-mak- ers, it will be easy to find that last minute racing accessory or keepsake. “we have produced grandma’s marathon gear for years and that experience has led us to know what the racers and fans need for an event like grandma’s marathon. merchandise will consist of race day products people love, to remember their time in duluth,” stated nathan bentley, owner of advantage embroidery. new for this year, racers can order engraved crystal square paperweights with their race times prominently displayed – available with full or half marathon logos. the new items, and other favorites, are available through the online store grandmasmarathonstore.com. to see everything that advantage embroidery has to offer for official race gear, check out one of these convenient locations: health and fitness expo (decc) • thursday, june 20: 4 pm to 8 pm • friday, june 21: 10 am to 9 pm grandma’s marathon online store at grandmasmarathonstore.com • select merchandise available year-round advantage embroidery’s merchandise tent in canal park • thursday, june 20: 4 pm to 9 pm • friday, june 21: 8 am to 9:30 pm • saturday, june 22: 7 am to 9:30 pm each year, advantage embroidery screen prints over 17,000 finisher shirts and medals for the grandma’s mar- athon, the garry bjorklund half marathon and william a. irvin 5k. they also supply all 6,000 volunteers with t-shirts and lapel pins, as well as 4,000 promotional shirts. to find out more about advantage embroidery & screen printing, visit advantageemblem.com or call 1-800-626-4948. country hearth natural breads are finish line fuel ask any runner what goes into a successful training regimen, and they’ll tell you a healthy diet is as important to race day victory as their daily workouts. in short, you have to put good stuff in to get good results out. ask a country hearth baker what goes into the de- licious, nutritious breads you find on your grocer’s shelves, and the same statement holds true. it takes a variety of healthy, natural ingredi- ents – like whole grains, and natural sweeteners such as honey, molasses, and raisin juice – to produce the great “results” that make country hearth the bread of choice across the upper midwest. a proud sponsor of grand- ma’s marathon for more than 35 years, country hearth has always been committed to producing healthful, flavorful breads the whole family can enjoy. in fact, country hearth introduced their hearty whole grain product line long before other baker- ies saw the demand for these wholesome breads. country hearth bread is baked right here in minne- sota by pan-o-gold baking company. headquartered in st. cloud with additional facilities in fargo, north dakota, and sun prairie, wis- consin, pan-o-gold provides the freshest, most flavorful breads, buns, bagels, english muffins, and rolls to grocers and other retailers, restaurants, schools, stadiums, and health care facilities throughout nine midwestern states. it also markets other great bread products under the village hearth, artisan hearth, lake- land, and new england labels. runners and their families have a great opportunity to enjoy the flavor and freshness for which country hearth is known the night before the marathon, at the michelina’s all-you-can-eat spaghet- ti dinner. there, country hearth bread is served along- side more than 10,000 plates of spaghetti during the annual pre-race meal. county hearth’s enthusi- astic sponsorship involve- ment doesn’t end there. on race day, pan-o-gold employees and family mem- bers volunteer at the finish line replenishment station, supplying racers with fresh village hearth bagels. the top grandma’s marathon wheelchair division finishers receive cash awards from a $10,000 prize purse, presented by the country hearth team. country hearth is also the official sponsor of the event’s media center, and also sponsors the runner hospitality suites. learn more at countryhearthbreads.com and visit with us on social media @chbreads. your accomplishment in the newspaper. put your feet up & enjoy the view save 25% sunday - 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24 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue need motivation & entertainment? look no further! you won’t want to miss the presentations scheduled for friday, june 21. the best part is that the presentations are free and open to the public! head on over to the decc (duluth entertainment & convention center) in the edmund fitzgerald hall for a day full of advice, ideas, and laughs that will help take the edge off of race day jitters. you’ve put in all the prep work, now is the time to enjoy the pre-race activities listed below as you coast into race day! 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. virtual racecourse tours narrated by doug kurtis: two-time grandma’s marathon champion (1989 & 1993), marathon world record holder 76 sub 2:20 marathons; 40 marathon victories; 200 + completed marathons; motivational speaker. 3:00 p.m. lightspeed lift demo by malcom macaulay with jordan hasay. an hour long, academic focused discussion about how lightspeed lift helps in marathon training. we will be chatting with jordan extensively about how lightspeed lift helped her start running early in her recovery program, and how she continues to use the system to gain speed and reduce injury. including a q&a with jordan! the lightspeed lift is a body weight support system developed for physical rehabilitation and athletic training. the lightspeed lift works with existing treadmills and allows for a controlled body weight lift. 4:00 p.m. grandma’s marathon talk show hosted by running legends: dick beardsley and carrie tollefson. • interviews with celebrity guests including jordan hasay and jeff galloway • crowd interaction with prize giveaways • question & answer time with dick and carrie! beardsley is known as one of the best marathon runners in u.s. history. winner of grandma’s marathon in 1981 and 1982, dick held the course record with a time of 2:09:37 for 33 years. his most famous race, however, took place at the 1982 boston marathon where he crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 53 seconds, just two seconds behind alberto salazar. this personal best is ranked the 11th fastest u.s. men’s marathon time in history. dick remains a prominent figure in the run- ning community and travels around the world to share his amazing stories. tollefson is recognized as one of the best runners to come out of minnesota. she won 13 minnesota high school championships in cross country and track. while at villanova univer- sity, she won five ncaa championships individually and was a member of the 1999 ncaa cross coun- try championships team. carrie has been a three-time national champion (1500 meters, 3000 meters, 4k cross country), a member of three u.s. world teams, and was on the 2004 olympic team. in addition to her athletic career, carrie is also a television broadcaster. hasay is one of the top distance runners among u.s. women. in 2017, hasay finished third at the boston marathon (2:23:00) to beat the record for fastest mara- thon debut by an american woman – previously held by duluth native kara goucher (2:25:53). in april 2019, hasay again finished third at boston. the 27-year-old will run the garry bjorklund half marathon on saturday, june 22. her half marathon pr is 1:07:55. galloway focuses on training plans that have opened up the life-changing experience of finishing a distance event to almost everyone. his methods are proven to reduce aches, pains and injuries. galloway designed the run walk run method to help beginners start running as it incorporates strategic walk breaks that allow each runner to control fatigue and eliminate significant running injuries. 800.626.4948 | 218.626.4948 4316 haines rd, duluth, mn 55811 official marathon merchandise stores canal park tent june 20-22 thurs. 4-9pm | fri. 8am-9:30pm | sat. 7am-9:30pm expo at the decc june 20-21 thurs. 4-8pm | fri. 10am-9pm
26 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue e t t e r e v e we have equipment for that. at sunbelt rentals, we carry a wide range of tools and equipment to help contractors and homeowners get the job done. sunbeltrentals.com 5440 miller trunk hwy | hermantown, mn 55811 | 218-481-6040 photo by john shearer 2 0 1 9 you train hard. you run hard. after all that work, you deserve a night out! it’s time to take a deep breath, kick back, and let the energy in canal park carry you. bring your friends, family and the whole crew – we’ve got everything you need for an incredible weekend at rock the big top! here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect in the big top tent: friday, june 21 phil vassar friday night headliner! vassar is a double-threat with multiple hits as a songwriter and as an artist with 10 number 1 hits, 15 top 10 hits, and 26 top 40 hits. everette this fun and promising new name in country rock will kick-off friday evening! like the great american bands that came before them, everette doesn’t follow trends. their self-de- scribed brand is considered “bonfire music” because of its communal nature. rhino rhino will step up to the mic to conclude the evening with their modern style and nonstop entertainment as they play an array of modern, alternative, 80’s, and current top 40 dance tunes, with twists of country and other surprises splashed in! saturday, june 22 rock-a-billy revue greeting spectators and welcoming runners as they cross the finish line, the big top tent will be open for all ages to enjoy their variety of music from the timeless hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s along with hit kicking country music. they provide a crazy variety of music rolled into a fun celebration! laura velvet singing the best songs through the eras with siz- zling voices, tight harmonies and their unique take on your favorite songs, laura velvet will provide a performance that welcomes crowds of all ages. c h r i s k r o e z e chris kroeze runner-up on the last season of nbc’s the voice. a wisconsin native, kroeze is a singer and songwriter that connects with audiences across various generations through his genuine country soul and his unique and alluring vocal delivery. cowboy mouth cowboy mouth will close out saturday evening with an engaging performance of their unique style of rock & roll gumbo. they have earned a well-deserved rep as a raucous, redemptive, live music experience that you won’t want to miss! buy your tickets at the gate: friday: $25 saturday: $10 join the happiest customers in wireless each year, more than 8,000 runners come to duluth, minnesota, with the singular purpose – complete grandma’s marathon. training for a marathon takes passion and determination, and at t-mobile we’re no strangers to going the extra mile. we work hard every day to treat our customers the right way. that’s why we have the happiest customers in wireless. for example, with t-mobile you get unlimited talk, text and data in the u.s., mexico and canada, so you can talk to family, friends and fellow marathoners wherever you are. plus, with t-mobile tuesdays, you get discounts and free stuff every week. it’s our way of saying thanks, just for being a customer. to top it off, we’ll even pay off your phone or contract up to $650 via trade-in credit and prepaid card when you trade in your phone. it’s no surprise that we have the happiest customers in wireless. whether you’re training for your next marathon or recovering on the couch, you deserve to have a wireless company that treats you the right way. join us at the essentia health fitness expo on thursday, june 20 and friday, june 21 or visit a tmobile store near you.
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28 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue proud sponsor of grandma’s marathon find your place at results.net three “d”s keep you motivated after race day by jason crisp health & wellness coordinator, halvor lines trucking there’s no shortage of motivation just before a big race, when the excitement of the crowd and your fellow runners makes you feel like anything is possible. the challenge for recreational runners hits a few days or weeks after the race is over and you’re not out hitting the trails or treadmill like you planned. when that happens, it helps to revisit three essential traits that got you over the grandma’s marathon finish line. desire we start running because we want some- thing – more energy, greater strength, few- er pounds on our frame. remember your original reasons for running and see if they still motivate you. do you feel stronger and more energized? do you want to main- tain a healthy weight? if the answer is yes, stick with those inspirations. if the original desire has faded, choose new mo- tivators. for many people, that means increasing distance or improving time. for others, it could be maintaining friendships developed through weekly training groups. the important thing is choosing a desire that’s true for you. discipline if you’ve made it this far in your training, you know desire is nothing without discipline. and having completed a half- or full marathon, you have the discipline needed to establish a running program that works. you don’t need a race on the horizon to establish a schedule for your runs, strength training and cross-training. set goals and track your progress – you’ll be back into a rhythm in no time. devotion once you have the why (desire) and the how (discipline), it’s time to lace up your shoes and hit the ground running. then you need to do that again. and again. and again. consistency – or devotion to your workouts – is the key to long-term success. for some people, having a plan on paper is enough to spur devoted effort. if not, consider registering for races throughout the year so that you have a ready supply of goals ahead of you each time you finish a course. whatever path you choose, know that the work you put in will reward you with better health, greater vitality and some great new friends and acquaintances along the way. always on the run? pay your bill, track energy use and monitor power outages from anywhere, anytime. download the new mp app! mnpower.com/mobileapp licensed in mn & wi. each office is independently owned and operated.
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 29 proud to be the exclusive radio home of grandma’s marathon coverage to be heard locally at 106.5fm, 560am & on the sasquatch 106.5 mobile app by david drew, operations manager, townsquare media duluth throughout the year, sas- quatch 106.5fm is the home of free beer & hot wings in the morning, and nights with alice cooper, sam- my hagar, fox david, ace rawkola and joe danger. however, every june the ‘squatch gathers its team of top-shelf marathon broadcast- ers, which includes renowned runners and experts, to deliver complete start-to-finish cover- age of grandma’s marathon. this year marks the 13th year of webc being the exclusive radio home of grandma’s marathon, which can be heard locally on 106.5fm and 560am and the sasquatch 106.5 mobile app. if you have an amazon alexa or google home device, you can hear sasquatch 106.5 there too. in a nutshell, the ‘squatch rocks everywhere in the world! “the sasquatch mobile app along with alexa and google home capabilities ensures our listeners will always have the ability to listen to and engage with the station. our listeners are even talking to us through the ‘submit media’ option on our app and we’re using their voices on the air, which is fun. all of these options also ensures that race fans can keep up with both grandma’s marathon and the garry bjorklund half marathon from anywhere,” states oper- ations manager david drew. you can download the sasquatch 106.5 mobile app and related skills from your app store or at squatchrocks.com. sasquatch 106.5’s sister stations b105, kool 101.7, and mix108 will also be keeping you informed on all the race activities. the breakfast club’s ken hayes will check in every 20 minutes with race details. radio station talent will also host the entertainment tent in canal park. energize with clif clif bar is proud to sponsor grandma’s marathon and excited to support runners with high-quality fuel and nutrition information. runners and spectators alike can visit us at the clif booth located outside the decc for complimentary samples and expert nutrition advice for the best uses of clif products before, during, and after activity. stop by throughout marathon weekend and be among the first to try our latest, kitchen-crafted offerings! energy zone on course! the clif energy zone will be located at mile 17 and feature four flavors of clif shot gels: boston cream pie, razz, cit- rus, and mocha. fyi: the first two flavors will be non-caffein- ated (razz and boston cream pie), followed by citrus (25 mg caffeine per serving) and mocha (50mg caffeine per serving). for everyone: make sure to stop by the clif booth outside of the decc throughout the grandma’s marathon weekend! clif bar & company crafts nutritious and or- ganic food to feed and inspire adventure. family and employee-owned, the company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, com- munity and the planet. for more information on clif bar & company, please visit www.clifbar.com. thursday main stage press camp 7-10 pm friday main stage bittersweet 7 - 9 pm the dweebs 9:30 - 12:30 am saturday main stag e flash mob 8:30 pm - 12:30 am s ar y n i v e r n a h t 4 6 j u l y 2 5 - 2 8 , 2 0 1 9 spectacular fire works saturday 10:15 p.m. shockwaves water-ski shows, sand piles for cash, hot dog eating contest entertainment for the entire family all weekend! bingo, turtle races, 5k road race, golf tournament, holey board tournament, magic village, pony rides, chainsaw artist, "wild things" zoo, kids races & games, food vendors, beer garden, and much more. northland’s largest softball tournament - parade www.hoytlakescarnival.com or call 218-225-2654 for more information visit city of hoyt lakes, chamber of commerce, polymet, starkovich distributing and blackhawk electric
30 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue the greatest show on turf! 2019 home game schedule june eau claire sun. 6/2 st cloud mon. 6/3 willmar fri. 6/7 willmar sat. 6/8 lacrosse sun. 6/9 mon. 6/10 lacrosse tues. 6/11 waterloo wed. 6/12 waterloo wed. 6/12 waterloo thur. 6/13 waterloo st. cloud mon. 6/17 bismarck tues. 6/18 wed. 6/19 bismarck bismarck tues. 6/25 bismarck wed. 6/26 thunder bay thur. 6/27 fri. 6/28 thunder bay 3:05p 11:35a 7:05p 7:05p 3:05p 6:35p 6:35p 12:00p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p july st cloud mon. 7/1 tues. 7/2 st cloud wed. 7/3 willmar willmar thur. 7/4 fri. 7/5 eau claire eau claire sat. 7/6 eau claire sun. 7/7 lacrosse sat. 7/13 sun. 7/14 lacrosse thunder bay thur. 7/18 fri. 7/19 thunder bay thurs. 7/25 thunder bay fri. 7/26 thunder bay lacrosse tues. 7/30 wed. 7/31 lacrosse 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 1:05p 6:35p 6:35p 3:05p 6:35p 3:05p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p august thur. 8/1 fri. 8/2 thur. 8/8 fri. 8/9 aug. tbd aug. tbd 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p 6:35p eau claire eau claire waterloo waterloo division playoffs summer world series the huskies are on track for another record-breaking season! come join the fun at the ball park! get your tickets online: www.duluthhuskies.com or at the box office: 218.786.9909 m-f 10am-4pm & game days 10am-8pm 2019 expectations continued from page 36 said. “like at our class reunions, they’ll say, ‘you won grandma’s marathon!’ ” cregg has remained remarkably active. she loves to hike, bike, cross-country ski and kayak, especially with husband casey and their three children. she still runs a little bit, preferably on trails, but injuries limit her mileage. cregg says she has kicked around the idea of doing another marathon “several times,” even if she’d have to alternate between running and walking for the entirety of 26.2 miles. knows precisely where it’ll be. running another marathon besides grandma’s marathon doesn’t interest cregg. “but running along lake superior? that’s an experi- ence,” she said. “that’s how i felt when i was running it. i loved the scenery and i loved the course. i thought it was a beautiful place, and i still think it’s a beautiful place. i really think it is a fabulous race.” if it ever happens, she big names to descend from humble beginnings, grandma’s marathon has morphed into a world-class footrace that draws elite runners from every corner of the globe to lake superior’s north shore. that’s espe- cially true this year as u.s. olympic hopefuls, looking to capitalize on a fast course in their pursuit of the 2020 summer games in tokyo, commingle with familiar grandma’s marathon headliners like elisha barno, dominic ondoro and sarah kiptoo. oh, jordan hasay will be there, too. there is, perhaps, no bigger name among u.s. female distance runners than hasay’s. she burst onto the marathoning scene at boston in 2017, when her third-place time of 2 hours and 23 minutes crushed kara goucher’s record for fastest debut marathon by an american woman (2:25:53). hasay went even faster at chicago later in 2017, where her 2:20:57 put her second on the all-time list of amer- ican women, trailing only deena kastor’s 2:19:36. the 27-year-old hasay will com- pete in the garry bjorklund half marathon, two months after another third-place showing at boston. her 13.1- mile personal best is 1:07:55. goucher currently holds the bjorklund women’s course record – 1:09:46, set in 2012. also back is barno, the four-time defending champ with the infectious smile who seems to be getting faster with age. he won in 2:10:06 in 2018, the third-fastest time in race history. the record-holder, dominic ondoro, will look to dethrone barno and break the tape in canal park, just as he did while endearing himself to duluthians by shattering dick beardsley’s mark in 2014, when ondoro was victorious in 2:09:06. beardsley’s mark of 2:09:37 had stood since 1981. barno comes to town rid- ing a swell of success, with titles at the twin cities and los angeles marathons over the past nine months. sarah kiptoo, a two-time grand- ma’s winner who set the women’s course record with a 2:26:32 in 2013, returns looking for a third title. oth- er notables slated to compete include panuel mkungo, 2018 winner of the garry bjorklund half marathon; boniface kongin, who is coming off a first-place finish at the pittsburgh marathon in may; and former olympian janet bawcom, a master’s runner whose personal best in the marathon is 2:29:45.
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 31 fun facts michelina’s all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner facts • approximately 8,000 plates of spaghetti are served each year • 5,000 lbs. of michelina’s sauce are used • 2,500 lbs. of dry spaghetti noodles are used • 40,000 meatballs are served • 600 loaves of country hearth natural bread are consumed • 6,120 cups of ben & jerry’s dessert ice cream are served for • 8,000 servings of kemps white and chocolate milk are served as thirst quenchers • 15,000 vanilla wafer cookies for dessert grandma’s marathon facts • 30,000 sponges are used on the racecourse, which are then up-cycled as they’re made into carpet backing • approximately 5,000 gallons of water are used on the race course • 15 official water stations can be found along the race course • about 6,000 volunteers help during grandma’s marathon weekend • over 120 sponsors help support grandma’s marathon • 100+ booths at the essentia health fitness expo • a prize money purse of $102,000 is awarded to the top finishers in grandma’s marathon • a prize money purse of $26,100 is awarded half marathon to the top finishers in the garry bjorklund offers people powered health plans ucare offers medicare, medicaid and individual & family health plans across minnesota and portions of western wisconsin. our people powered health plans serve more than 400,000 members. by partnering with health care providers and community organizations, we provide, de-complicate and figure out health coverage for members. ucare members also benefit from a wide range of health, wellness and fitness programs. ucare addresses health care disparities and care access issues through its ucare foundation grants and a broad array of community initiatives. ucare has received top workplaces honors from the star tribune for nine consecutive years since the rankings began in 2010. just as long-distance runners pace themselves to get to the finish line, we’re in it for the long haul for our members. check out our collection starting at $69 1120 belknap st superior wi 71.-392-3470 www.nummijewelers.com
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34 2019 | grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue a proud sponsor & supporter of grandma’s marathon it’s that time of year again. time for everyone to get out and get a move on at grand- ma’s marathon! toyota is excited to celebrate its 29th year as the official vehicle of this historic event. toyota will be providing numerous courtesy vehicles, so keep an eye out for all of the innovative new models, as well as some of your toyota favorites. and don’t miss the 2019 highlander featuring the names of each and every runner participating in the 5k, half marathon & mar- athon. find it at miller hill mall in the days leading up to the race, in pioneer hall at the decc on thursday & friday, and then in canal park the rest of grandma’s marathon weekend! without the support of the duluth-area dealers – kolar toyota, kari toyota, iron trail toyota, and ashland toyota – toyota’s participa- tion in grandma’s marathon would never be possible. in an effort to be a con- stant vehicle for progress, toyota takes every oppor- tunity to support local com- munities like duluth. with programs focused on educa- tion, safety and environmen- tal health, toyota hopes to strengthen communities all across the united states. toyota is proud to help organizations like grandma’s marathon that are devoted to improving the lives of others – organizations that share the belief that when we work together, great things are possible. toyota loves help- ing communities that help one another, and is thrilled to sponsor and support grand- ma’s marathon for another year. to learn more on toyota vehicles, visit toyota.com, or explore special offers at buyatoyota.com best of luck to all the runners! always on the run? download the new mp app today and manage your account anywhere, anytime. mnpower.com/mobileapp congratulations!
grandma’s gazette – restaurant issue | 2019 35 your dreams, goals & actions inspire us! on your journey. whatever your ambitions are, keep them front and center and take action to make them happen. mccu is proud to celebrate our grandma’s marathon athletes and all the everyday heroes who walk through our branch doors daily. your dreams, goals, and actions inspire us! ambitions. aspirations. aims. they’re all just ideas without one critical element: actions. part of the magic of grandma’s marathon race weekend is witnessing the oceans of runners who have learned how to dig deep. they harness their own action and energy in order to surmount the physical and mental chal- lenges of the race experience. from elite runners seeking to take home the gold to children running their first whipper snapper race, and every skill level in between, goals are met, and personal victories are celebrated in abundance. the lessons learned through training and running a race lend themselves to many other areas of life. at mccu, we help our neighbors iden- tify their financial goals, set a plan for meeting them, and walk, jog or run beside them as they navigate their own path to success. every dream is different. the routes to the finish line vary. and the pace? it can be more tortoise- than hare-like. but when you take the first step toward a goal, you’re moving in the right direction. running a marathon takes planning, preparation, and the resilience to weather set- backs. meeting your financial goals requires the same. a good trainer helps an athlete through the process of build- ing their physical fortitude and skill. a good financial expert can likewise build your knowledge, support you in defining and taking action to- ward your goals, and help you surmount obstacles eat. drink. game on! together, we can live healthier. spring 2019 grandcasinomn.com | orthopedics & sports medicine official medical team of grandma’s marathon 218-786-3520 essentiahealth.org/ortho
1977 recollections & 2019 expectations t i c k e t s o n s a l e n o w ! limited advance tickets available at grandmasmarathon.com standing room only. rain or shine events. by louie st. george iii wendy cregg has run one marathon in her life. it was on a whim, too, her response to one of those “could i actu- ally do it?” thought bubbles. so an 18-year-old cregg, a college student at wiscon- sin-eau claire then known as wendy hovland, decided to enter the inaugural grand- ma’s marathon in 1977. two weeks prior, cregg had covered 25 miles while competing in a 24-hour relay – hardly an ideal taper. she came to duluth intrigued by this novelty of a road race that was the brainchild of the north shore striders. cregg had no goal time, no expectations. she left a champion, beating 13 other women to the finish line to win in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 39 seconds. that afternoon, cregg was interviewed by a local tv station, which prompted an admonishing phone call from her grandmother. “she was not happy at all,” joked cregg, now 60 and a nurse practitioner living in eden prairie, minn., with her husband, casey. “she didn’t think it was right for a woman to run a marathon. and my sister tells me that the rest of my family just thought i was nuts.” while grandma’s was in its infancy back then, so, too, were women athletics. cregg at- tended aurora-hoyt lakes high school, which didn’t offer girls cross country until her senior year. she gave it a try at the coach’s insistence. “that was really the first time i had ever run more than two or three miles,” she said. cregg will be honored with the scott keenan found- er’s award this grandma’s marathon weekend. by today’s standards, her 3:23:39 wouldn’t blow anyone away. in fact, it was nearly an hour slower than the women’s winner in 2018, kellyn taylor (2:24:28). taylor is a su- perstar in running circles, and she earned $36,000 by winning grandma’s in front of thousands of spectators – a far different setting than the one in which cregg triumphed. in 1977, 150 people entered the marathon, such a small undertaking that the course remained open to traffic. nowadays, over 19,000 participate across the marathon, garry bjorklund half marathon and william a. irvin 5k. regardless of the gap between their victorious times, cregg has something in common with taylor that’s pretty cool. they both belong to an exclusive fraternity of 42 women who have won grandma’s marathon, which sprouted from a tiny race into one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious marathons. as interest in the sport surged, and grandma’s marathon grew, winning it became a big deal. cregg doesn’t think many outside of the iron range know that she holds the distinction of being the first female champion. “around here, people think it’s kind of cool, espe- cially my classmates,” cregg friday june 21 gates open at 7:00 p.m. | all ages 2 0 1 9 saturday june 22 gates open at 7:00 p.m. | ages 21+ pho to b y john shea re r e t t e r e v e chris kroeze n b c ’ s “ t h e v o i c e ” 2 0 1 8 r u n n e r - u p rhino laura velvet may 1-31 $20 for both nights! june 1-20 $30 for both nights! friday only: $15 | saturday only: $10 friday only: $25 | saturday only: $10 $5 all craft beers, cider, domestics, wine & more! continued on page 30 s o l u t i o n s