It’s Grandma’s Marathon week, so runners will be flooding into town for the long, rolling race along the shore of Lake Superior. It’s an iconic setting and an iconic race.
I’ve wondered a few times since moving here, though, if there should be another iconic running race in Duluth, one that celebrates another facet of Duluth like Grandma’s celebrates the lake. My proposal: A run from the shore of Lake Superior to the top of the hill. Call it the “Superior-to-Skyline Run.” Short, simple and steep. Let’s start crowning Duluth’s Kings (and Queens) of the Hill.
If I were in control, I’d route it from the Lift Bridge, all the way up Lake Avenue, turn onto Mesaba and end at the Coppertop Church.
Has anything like this been done before? Does anyone else think this would be a good idea? I’d be happy to help out in organization, though someone else or some local business would need to take the lead … I have no clue what needs to be done to organize a race.
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