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FREE Youth Races! Wednesday Night At The Races Schedule

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The whole family will enjoy every Wednesday night until the end of August with free youth races presented by the Young Athletes Foundation.  All the information is below, but speaking from experience, this is a great way for your kids to get exercise, collect participation ribbons and spend time as a family making memories!  AND IT’S FREE!!!


The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma’s Marathon invite children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take part in the 2011 Wednesday Night at the Races. This free race series is 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.


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via Grandma’s Marathon News / Wednesday Night at the Races

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