Saturday Morning Races Aim to Keep Kids Active

Coffee Conversation: Saturday Morning at the Races

DULUTH, Minn. – Grandma’s Marathon may be six months away, but that isn’t stopping some events from starting up to prepare for the big day.

The Young Athletes Foundation is offering free youth races on Saturday mornings.

The races are for children 14 and under.

The next event is Saturday, January 20 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the Ward Wells Fieldhouse.

The final race will be on February 3 in the Lydia Thering Fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Children will have the opportunity to meet the Duluth Huskies mascot “Harley D. Huskie” at all of the events.

Registration is between 9:00 a.m. and 9:50 a.m., with races beginning promptly at 10 a.m.

Participants will receive an official Saturday Morning at the Races T-shirt at each event, courtesy of YAF sponsors.

Age categories and distances for children are as follows:

Wheelchair division – 1/8 mile

4 & under – 1/8 mile

5 & 6 – 1/8 mile

7 & 8 – 1/4 mile

9 & 10 -1/4 mile

11 & 12 – 1/2 mile

13 & 14 – 1/2 mile

For more information about the program and events, call (218) 727–0947 or visit

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