Take the Kids blog: Wednesday Night at the RacesWednesday Night at the Races starts this week, July 21, 2010, at Duluth's Central High School.
By: Beverly Godfrey, Duluth News Tribune
Wednesday Night at the Races starts this week, July 21, 2010, at Duluth's Central High School. These races are free and organized by Grandma's Marathon. About 500 kids show up each week to race in different age groups divided into girls and boys, the littlest ones often running alongside moms and dads.
Registration each evening is 5-5:50 p.m., with races starting at 6. Wheelchair races start off the event when the location is on a smooth track. Each participant gets a ribbon, and winners of their races are awarded a trophy. There usually are raffle prizes handed out among racers who stay for the whole event.
July 21: Central High School (800 E. Central Entrance)
July 28: Bayfront Festival Park (Downtown Duluth Waterfront)
August 4: University of Minnesota Duluth - Griggs Field
August 11: Central Park in Superior (Belknap Street, right on E. 7th Street, go 4 blocks)
August 18: Hermantown High School Track (4335 Hawk Circle Drive)
August 25: Park Point, followed by a year-end picnic (food provided!)
Wheelchair division: 1/8 mile
4 and younger: 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