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Local running event, Grandma's Saturday

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sports Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

The annual Jesse John Mithaugen Victory 5k run will be held Saturday morning through the woods and fields at Prairie Woods ELC north of Willmar, off County Highway 29, by Lake Florida.

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There is also a one-mile run/walk. The start for both events is 9 a.m.

Grandma's Marathon has 1,000 more registrations than a year ago with 8,319 runners signed up for the race's 35th anniversary starting 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Two Harbors.

Duluth's other two races, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K, both have a record number of entrants.

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