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Elite runners Charles Munyeki, Patrick Kiptum, and Samuel Kosgei stayed with Ellen and Bob Anderson of Two Harbors during Grandma's Marathon weekend.

Two Harbors couple welcomes runners into their home

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Minnesota nice was alive and well in last weekend's Grandma's Marathon. The marathon touts itself as being a "world-class event with small-town charm," and the host family program for elite runners contributes to that welcoming feel.


For about 20 years, families from across the region have opened up their homes to the elite runners who travel from all over the world to run in the annual marathon.

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