Wednesday Night At The Races continues tomorrow with the Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon.   This week's location can accommodate a wheelchair division!  Children 14 and under are invited to lace up their shoes and take part again this year.

The fourth week of this free race series will be held Wednesday, August 17 at the Hermantown High School, 4335 Hawk Circle Drive.  These exciting, much anticipated Wednesday Night at the Races continue every Wednesday evening through 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.  On average, 400 children take part in the races every week!

Race dates and locations for 2016 are as follows:

  • August 17: **Hermantown High School Track (4335 Hawk Circle Drive)
  • August 24: **NBC Spartan Spots Complex- Superior High School (2600 Catlin Ave)
  • August 31: Wade Stadium – Followed by an end-of-the-season picnic (101 N 35th Ave W)
** Event includes wheelchair division
Age Groups and Distance: Children are divided into groups according to their age as follows:
  • Wheelchair division – 1/8 mile
  • 4 & under – 1/8 mile
  • 5 & 6 years old – 1/8 mile
  • 7 & 8 years old – 1/4 mile
  • 9 & 10 years old – 1/4 mile
  • 11 & 12 years old – 1/2 mile
  • 13 & 14 years old – 1/2 mile

Prizes: Everyone’s a champion at this event! Each week every child will receive a ribbon upon completing their race and there are opportunities to win prizes during the drawings that are held after the races are finished.