Now that the kids have settled into their summer routines, make sure they're still getting out and staying active!  One of the most enjoyable ways is to bring the family down tonight for the kick off of the Young Athletes Foundation's "Wednesday Night at the Races."

Children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take part in this free race series tonight at Duluth Central High School and continues every Wednesday evening until August 31 (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.

Race dates and locations for 2011 are as follows:

July 27: *Duluth Central High School Track (800 E. Central Entrance)

August 3: *UMD Campus – Griggs Fields

August 10: *Public Schools Stadium (4405 W. 4th St.)

August 17: *Hermantown High School Track (4335 Hawk Circle Dr.)

August 24: Central Park in Superior (717 6th Ave E.)

August 31: 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 – 1/4 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.

It's a great way to spend a Wednesday night out with the family!