Marathons, and related races, can be messy affairs. Runners bring extra clothes that are discarded along the course, cups of water are tossed to the ground and food wrappers abound. Grandma's Marathon recognizes this and is working towards becoming a zero waste event.
The Minnesota DNR has announced the closure of certain portions of some Minnesota waters. These routine, temporary closures are done to protect spawning fish in areas where habitat is limited and fish are very concentrated in one location.