Wednesday Night At The Races is back, and it starts this Wednesday evening! The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon invite children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take part again this year. This free race series begins Wednesday at Griggs Field on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus and continues every Wednesday evening through August 28 (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 2013 are as follows:
July 24: *UMD Campus – Griggs Field
July 31: *Duluth East High School (301 North 40th Avenue East)
August 7: Lincoln Park Middle School (3215 West 3rd Street, Duluth)
August 14: *Hermantown High School Track (4335 Hawk Circle Drive)
August 21: Central Park (717 6th Avenue East, Superior)
August 28: 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.
Wednesday Night at the Races is sponsored by Sam’s Club, Texas Roadhouse, Toyota, American Family Insurance, Anytime Fitness, Carlson Orthodontics, City of Duluth, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth Running Company, ESPN Radio 560 WEBC, Fitger’s, Great Clips, Holiday Stationstores, Integrity Health Network, KBJR6/Range11, maurices, Minnesota Power, St. Luke’s and Unum.