Youth Races | Wednesday Night at the Races

Wednesday Night at the Races has become a summer tradition for hundreds of families throughout the Northland. This youth race series is held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings in July and August, and draws an average of over 400 children per night.

2014 races will be held each Wednesday, July 23 - August 27.

The 2014 schedule is as follows:
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 Green Mill)

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

Start Time: The youth races will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. beginning with the Courage Duluth wheelchair division (when offered) followed by 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:
Courage Duluth wheelchair division – 1/8 mile
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

Prizes: Everyone’s a champion at this event! Each week every child will receive a ribbon upon completing their race.


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