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Wednesday Night at the Races

Everyone's a champion at Wednesday Night at the Races! This popular family event is held for six consecutive Wednesdays from the end of July to the end of August. The goal is to provide area youth ages 14 and under with the opportunity to experience the sport of running in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

The 2013 series of Wednesday Night at the Races drew an average of 400 children per night. We hope you'll join us for the 2014 series!

2014 Dates/Locations:
July 23 - Ordean Stadium Track at Duluth East High School
July 30 - Lincoln Park Middle School
August 6 - UMD Griggs Field
August 13 - Hermantown High School Track
August 20 - Central Park in Superior
August 27 - Park Point (followed by year-end picnic provided by Texas Roadhouse)

Registration is from 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. each evening of the series. These races are free.

Start Time:

The races will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. beginning with the youngest age group and ending with the oldest children.

Age Groups and Distance:

Children will be split up into groups according to their age. Age groups and distances* are as follows:

4 & Under – 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

*Distances may vary due to weather


Everyone’s a champion at this event! Each week, all children will receive a ribbon upon completing their race.

T-shirts and medallions will be awarded to all participants at the last event of the series on August 27, 2014. In addition, a celebratory picnic will be held at this last event and everybody is welcome to eat!

Call the Grandma's Marathon office at (218) 727-0947 for more information.


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