Updated: June 20, 2021 10:40 PM
Created: June 20, 2021 04:21 PM
A lot goes into keeping everyone at Grandma's Marathon safe and this year, police are happy to report that there were no major incidents.
Lieutenant Robin Roeser has worked Grandma's Marathons over the last 20 plus years and said this was one of the more uneventful ones, which was good.
“It was a great first big event for the city and as everybody knows, this is usually one of our biggest events, but we're also coming out of COVID, so people are trying to get comfortable coming out and interacting with their friends again, so it went really well,” Roeser said.
According to Roeser, there were fewer medical emergencies this year than years past. He attributes this to nice temperatures, combined with runners staying hydrated.
Additionally, he said fans abiding by traffic detours was very helpful.
“It was nice last night to see a really big crowd down in Bayfront. People seem to be enjoying finally getting out and interacting with their friends and having fun with music. It went really well,” Roeser said.
.As Grandma's Marathon weekend wraps up, Roeser hopes people will continue coming to Duluth to explore our beautiful city.
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