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2024 Grandma’s Marathon

Sneak Peek: Members Cooperative Credit Union at 2024 Grandma’s Marathon!

Since the start of Grandma’s Marathon in 1977 in Duluth, MN, the annual race has brought business to our local communities and has continued to give back to its charity partners. Members Cooperative Credit Union is honored to join the cause. Members has been a proud supporter of Grandma’s Marathon for many years now, and we’re elated to share that we’re again supporting this year’s race as a Presenting Sponsor.

Our History at Grandma’s Marathon

For almost 90 years, Members has been deeply invested in the success and wellbeing of our communities. As a part of our vast and ongoing support of our local communities, 2024 marks Members Cooperative Credit Union’s seventh year sponsoring and cheering on runners at Grandma’s Marathon, a race widely regarded as a world-class event with small-town charm. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!

At Members, we celebrate our members’ personal wins, financial successes, and new adventures, every day. For that reason, we’ve enjoyed celebrating Grandma’s Marathon race winners, finishers, and attendees each year. Appreciatively, over the years, hundreds of Members staff have volunteered at the event, many having raced in the marathon itself!

Medals Staton volunteers (L-R): Kathlynn McConnell, Kylie Thompson, Marisa Jarema, and Anna Nelson

“For the Members team, it’s truly memorable to see our community come together to support one another and celebrate our accomplishments year after year,” said Melissa Swenson, Senior Business Development and Outreach Specialist. “We have so much fun every race weekend and love to see both familiar and new faces. In my six years volunteering at Grandma’s Marathon, cheering our members on from the sidelines never loses its luster.”

What’s in Store for Grandma’s Marathon 2024

This year, with a full weekend of activities planned, the 26.2-mile Grandma’s Marathon will be held on June 22, with 20,000+ racers joining in on the action. To kick things off, the Members Cooperative Credit Union team will be starting the race weekend early at the 2024 Essentia Health Fitness Expo, June 20-21. To meet with our team, take a photo with a 10-foot cowbell, play games for Members prizes, learn more about how we foster success for our members, and get all your pre-race essentials including the ever-popular cowbells, be sure to stop by our booth at the Essentia Health Fitness Expo at the DECC.

Fun fact: Did you know that cowbells are often used at marathons around the country to create a festive and fun atmosphere?

On race day, our team will be rooting for you from the sidelines, cheering you on in your final strides of the race, handing out medals at the finish line, and celebrating with racers and their families, friends, and community. And we can’t wait!

“Our team is always excited to not only celebrate what race participants accomplish in 26.2 miles, but through all of their successes – big and small,” said Marisa Jarema, VP of Retail Management. “Whether it’s crossing the finish line or hitting a financial goal, our team strides to support our members and our communities through it all. From start to finish, we’re your #1 fans.”

As this year’s Grandma’s Marathon quickly approaches, our team at Members is always rooting for you. To learn more about our community involvement or to find out how we can help cheer you on to achieving your financial goals, visit our website. And be sure to stop by your local Members branch to pick up your cowbell today!

See you at the finish line!

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