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Taking it to the streets

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Today’s blog comes from Stacy Kusler, local runner & Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon Planning Committee member.   While summer is in its prime here in the region, many community members are already setting their sites on a late September weekend when a full marathon will return to Grand Forks, the home of North Dakota’s ORIGINAL full marathon!   The Wild Hog Marathon will be added to the lineup of races the weekend of September 23 and 24, 2016.  It will join the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Half Marathon, the Subway Restaurants 10k, the Alerus 5k and the Crary Real Estate Kids and Family Fun Run.  Runners will also have the option of pairing up with friends, family or co-workers to compete together in the full or half marathon by registering for one of the Stray Media Group Relay options.    As race organizers prepare to make this 26.2 mile leap, it is important to increase our community involvement both in terms of volunteers and support.  With the marathon, our runners will be out on the course longer and additional volunteer support on the course in the form of aid stations and intersection supervision will be needed to ensure …

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Celebrate Independence Day in Greater Grand Forks

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Independence Day in Greater Grand Forks

Nikki Jackman from the Greater Grand Forks Sertoma Club invites you to celebrate Independence Day in Greater Grand Forks…   The Sertoma Club has been working hard to put together another fun filled Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks. We invite you to celebrate Independence Day with us Downtown Grand Forks in Town Square and on the Greenway.   The Festival will kick off with the Altru Family YMCA Firecracker Walk-Run followed by a Patriotic Kids Parade. The family fun continues all afternoon with inflatable games, petting zoo, pedal pull and more! Enjoy a free outdoor concert with Kenny and the Classics and Billy D and the Crystal followed by an outstanding Fireworks Display at Dusk.   We will be selling raffle tickets all day with great prizes including a 2012 Nissan Altima. There will also be a Silent Auction until Six pm. Proceeds will benefit our local Circle of Friends Humane Society and Special Olympics Area Five.   For more information, visit gfsertoma.org. See you on the Fourth!  

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