Keeping kids active in the summer is important.  Wear them out weekly with FREE races for kids at Wednesday Night at the Races!  Tonight is opening night of this summer in the Northland tradition.  The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon invite children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take part in this free race series at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park .  Races continue every Wednesday evening until August 29 (locations vary weekly, see schedule below).

Registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. each race night, and the races begin at 6 p.m.

July 25: Bayfront Festival Park

August 1: *Public Schools Stadium (4405 W. 4th St.)

August 8: *UMD Campus – Griggs Fields

August 15: *Hermantown High School Track (4335 Hawk Circle Dr.)

August 22: Central Park in Superior (717 6th Ave E.)

August 29: Park Point – Followed by an end-of-the-season picnic (provided by Texas Roadhouse)

* Event includes wheelchair division

Age categories and distances for boys and girls: (may change due to weather conditions)

Wheelchair division – 1/8 mile

4 & under – 1/8 mile

5 & 6 – 1/8 mile

7 & 8 – 1/4 mile

9 & 10 – 1/4 mile

11 & 12 – 1/2 mile

13 & 14 – 1/2 mile

All finishers receive a race ribbon upon completion of their race. Prize drawings are held each week for all registered participants.

See you at the races!