By the numbersSome numerical facts about the annual Grandma’s Marathon.
states represented in the 34th annual Grandma’s Marathon.
entrants in marathon.
runners from Minnesota.
runners from Hawaii.
runners from Kenya.
runner each from South Korea, Ireland, Qatar, Pakistan, Switzerland and other far-flung places.
grandmothers toeing up to the starting line.
in prize money awarded to top finishers in the marathon.
awarded to the first-place male and female finishers in the marathon.
plates of spaghetti served at the pre-race dinner today.
volunteers working during race weekend.
paper cups used at water stations.
is the forecasted high temperature for race day.
and going on 34 is the number of consecutive Grand-ma’s run by the “Iron Three” of Joe Johnson, John Naslund and Jim Nowak. They’ve been in every race since 1977.
yards of plastic bottles and other recyclables recovered in the finish line area as part of efforts to “go green.”
people have crossed the finish line in 33 runs.
runners in the half marathon.