Denfeld Girls Soccer Returns for Annual Grandma's Marathon Cleanup

Created: June 21, 2020 10:47 PM

Grandma's Marathon weekend is often capped off by volunteer crews cleaning up the course.


Every year the Duluth Denfeld girls soccer team comes together off the pitch to help pitch in, picking up roadside garbage.

Despite the cancellation of official race events the Hunters stuck to tradition.

Players and family members began collecting garbage early Sunday morning. They trekked along the original course, with the exception of Lake Ave. through 5th Ave. W.

"People still decided to run the course and we're just picking up the garbage from it," said future Hunter Autumn Larsen.

Since this year's races went virtual there were fewer cups, water bottles and other trash along the road.

However, having an opportunity to give back to their community, Hunters Cayley and Autumn Larsen said, still felt nice.

"We broke up into teams, so we had a bout a mile and a half maybe two miles to do and then we would just go to a spot and stop. Then the other person would continue. It's a good way to help the community out," said Cayley Larsen. 

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