Registration has opened for the popular Saturday Morning at the Races series, which provides an opportunity for hundreds of area kids to stay active during the winter months.
The Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) and Grandma’s Marathon will partner with three area colleges this winter for the 2024 series, giving help to our region’s children in living healthy and active lifestyles.
This year’s full Saturday Morning at the Races schedule is listed below:
January 6 – College of Saint Scholastica (CSS)
Burns Wellness Commons – 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811
January 20 – University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)
Ward Wells Fieldhouse – 1228 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812
February 3 – University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS)
Marcovich Wellness Center – 1810 Catlin Avenue, Superior, WI 54880
The Saturday Morning at the Races series is free and open to all children ages 14 and under, with adaptive and wheelchair athlete opportunities available at all locations. Last year, the three-event series saw close to 1,000 total participants.
Based on age, participating kids will have the opportunity to complete either a 1/8-mile, a 1/4-mile, or a 1/2-mile course, and every child will also receive a T-shirt co-branded with that weekend’s college partner.
Races start each event day 10 a.m., and participants will be separated into different heats based on the number of kids in any specific age group. Ski Hut staff members will also host balance bike races prior to the start of the running event.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up in advance online, which they can do HERE. On-site registration will also be available at each event beginning at 9 a.m.