Grandma's Marathon weekend is coming up June 15 - June 16 and the upcoming Gearing Up For Grandma's pre-race seminar will help kick training into full gear.

The 2018 Gearing Up For Grandmas Event is this Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Essentia Health Duluth Clinic First Street Building.  Racing legend, and two-time winner of Grandma's Marathon, Dick Beardsley is scheduled to be the keynote speaker.

Whether you're a novice runner or a veteran, Gearing Up For Grandmas promises to be a terrific training resource.

According the Grandma's Marathon, they will be offering a free group 5K run with Dick Beardsley acting as the official starter and finish line greeter prior to the seminar. The group run begins at 8:30 a.m., starting and finishing in the lobby of the Essentia Health Duluth Clinic First Street Building. All abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

There will also be a light breakfast provided prior to the seminar for all in attendance and discounted Grandma's Marathon tech shirts apparel will be available.

If you can't make it in person, there will be a live stream available through the Grandma's Marathon Facebook page.  Follow the link below to access the stream.