Almost 96-hundred people from 39 countries are registered for this morning’s 40th running of Grandma’s Marathon. Spokeswoman Kate Kucinski says it’s one of the most scenic courses in marathon racing and starts just south of Two Harbors. “From that moment you are running in the woods kind of, ” she says. “There’s pine trees running alongside of you, and then you start to see the Lake open up, and at some point along the course you are running right along the course of Lake Superior.” The finish line is in Duluth’s Canal Park near the world-famous Aerial Lift Bridge. Grandma’s Marathon is the 11th-largest marathon in the U-S. A total of 20-thousand runners are expected for Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K. The event is expected to draw 70 thousand people to the Duluth-Superior area this weekend.