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Events, The Lowdown


June 20, 2015

Here in Duluth, MN we encounter year round whip-lash of seasonal affects and conditions. These include, sleet, rain, sizzling heat, snow and the crisp cool winds in the fall. However, these seasonal changes don’t stop the pitter patter of running steps. How come? GRANDMA’S MARATHON IS WHY! Today is the big day and one of the most hectic (and fun) days in Canal Park!

This year, we have multiple Duluth Pack employees hustling the full and half marathon course. All from each one of our locations such as our retail store in Canal Park, Distribution Center and Headquarters (all within a mile and a half radius from each other) . Not only are Duluthians signed up for this yearly event, but individuals from all over the globe!

Throughout all the crowds, noise and energy, you can rely on one place remaining and always welcoming you in – the Duluth Pack retail store! We’re located at 365 Canal Park Drive or to make it real easy to locate us, we’re right at the Grandma’s Marathon finish line! Talk about front row watching!

We will be having new products hitting the floor, our bathrooms available for public use and free beverages ready to go!

Stop by, shop around and even come give our awesome sales staff a thumbs up!

Good luck to all the Grandma’s Marathon runners!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown

Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon 2011 has a winner!

February 2, 2011

In what has to be the closest margin in Beargrease Marathon history, Ryan Anderson from Ray, MN crossed the finish line at approximately 9:28 this morning at Billy’s on Tischer Road. Following less than one minute behind him was last year’s winner from Chisholm, MN, Nathan Shroeder. Total time on trail for Anderson was 39 hours and 51 minutes, for an average speed of 9.4 miles and hour.

Apparently, Shroeder and Anderson dueled all the way south along the shore on the downbound leg. As they approached Duluth and the road crossings became more numerous Shroeder’s dogs became entangled and Anderson was able to get and keep the lead into the finish line.

Both racer’s appeared weary at the end of the race, however, Shroeder congratulated Anderson, and the mushers embraced in the finish area.

As I write there are still teams on trail and you can track their progress at Additionally, you can join the party at Billy’s tonight starting at 6:00 pm and help wind up a great 2011 race.

Congratulations to Ryan Anderson, his team of dogs, and all the mushers and dog teams who competed in the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon 2011.

See you in 2012.

Photo: Brad Putney, 2011 True North Photography

Post By: Brad Putney - Captain Brad Putney considers himself an inland waters guru, having been at the helm of everything from a ten foot inflatable to an America’s Cup yacht. In the summer the Captain works as an outfitter in Ely and is presently a sales associate at Duluth Pack in Canal Park.