Wednesday Night at the Races concludes this week at Wade Stadium

Balance bike races, year-end picnic also on tap for the final event of the summer.

Youth runners running outside
In the first event of the summer, 7 and 8-year-old girls leave the starting area during the Young Athletes Foundation Wednesday Night at the Races at Spartan Field on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Superior.
Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune
We are part of The Trust Project.

DULUTH — Grandma's Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation will host its final Wednesday Night at the Races event of the summer starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Stadium in Duluth.

This week's event will include a year-end picnic and balance bike races beginning at 5:30 p.m. In partnership with Ski Hut, a Strider balance bike will also be given away to a Wednesday Night at the Races participant.

The entire Wednesday Night at the Races series is free and open to all children 14 and under. Registration opens at 5 p.m. and races for the youngest runners start at 6 p.m. Distances vary by age group, ranging from 200-800 meters.

Kids taking part in the balance bike races are asked to bring their own balance bike and helmet.

The free summer racing series for kids is put on by Grandma's Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
What to read next
Jeannette played a season of high school hockey for Duluth East and earned a trip to the 2019 state tournament before heading off to play four seasons of junior hockey in the USHL.
Kausch and Johnson come up big in NAHL road win.
Murnieks scores game winner, Bolo comes up big in net for St. Cloud.
Rodgers, Fields both dealing with injuries as rivals meet again.