Wednesday Night at the Races series kicks off this week in Superior
The weekly event for kids in the summer, put on by Grandma's Marathon's Young Athletes Foundation, will also be making stops in Cloquet, Proctor, Duluth and Hermantown.
Wednesday Night at the Races kicks off its 2022 season at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 at Superior High School in Wisconsin before crossing back to Minnesota for events in Cloquet, Proctor, Hermantown and Duluth.
The event, put on by Grandma's Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation, is free and open to all children 14 and under. Registration for each event opens at 5 p.m. and races for the youngest runners start at 6 p.m. Age groups and distances are listed below:
AGE GROUPS (DISTANCE)
- 4 years old and younger — 1/8 mile
- 5-6 — 1/8 mile
- 7-8 — quarter mile
- 9-10 — quarter mile
- 11-12 — half mile
- 13-14 — half mile
Future sites include Cloquet High School on July 27, Proctor High School on Aug. 3, Duluth East High School on Aug. 10, Hermantown High School on Aug. 17 and the season finale at Wade Stadium in Duluth on Aug. 24.
In addition to registering on race day, participants can pre-register at youngathletesfoundation.com .