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.

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A crowd of 5- and 6-year-old kids leaves the starting line during the Whipper Snapper Races at the Young Athletes Foundation Festival for Kids on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth.
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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:


  • 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 .

The 47th annual event goes off on June 17, 2023.

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