Carbon Offsets from NCX

What is a Carbon Offset and What Problem Does it Fix? Participant transportation to and from events on average accounts for 85% or more of the carbon emissions of an […]

Grambassadors 2023

We’re excited to annouce our 2023 Grandma’s Marathon Ambassadors! They come from all over the country and represent so many of the different runners that make our race weekend and […]

Thank You 2022 Volunteer Groups!

Every year Grandma’s Marathon relies on the help of our community to make sure we can welcome all 20,000+ runners and their friends and families to town. Northlanders are proud […]

Grambassador 2022 Race Weekend: Shannon H

This was my fifth Grandma’s Marathon weekend, and I have to say it may have been my favorite. I was able to fully immerse myself in the entire weekend experience […]

Grambassador 2022 Race Weekend: Angie M-B

I can’t stay away from Duluth. I have been participating in a Grandma’s Marathon event since 2014. When the opportunity presented itself to become a Grambassador, (race ambassador) I couldn’t […]

1977 Grandma’s Marathon

It was 45 years ago, June 25, 1977, that the first Grandma’s Marathon was held. I had the honor of chatting with two of the 116 finishers of that inaugural […]


Mark Gudgel is a Nebraska native who has always had a passion for non-profits and philanthropic work. With the help of a friend, he founded The Educators’ Institute for Human […]