Jul 25, 2011

Wednesday Night at the Races

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July 25, 2011
Contact: Bob Gustafson, (218) 727-0947

Wednesday Night at the Races

Free Youth Races Presented By the Young Athletes Foundation

(Duluth, Minn.) The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon invite children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take part in the 2011 Wednesday Night at the Races. This free race series begins Wednesday at Duluth Central High School and continues every Wednesday evening until August 31 (locations vary weekly, see schedule below). Registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. each race night, and the races begin at 6 p.m.

Race dates and locations for 2011 are as follows:
July 27:           *Duluth Central High School Track (800 E. Central Entrance)
August 3:        *UMD Campus – Griggs Fields
August 10:      *Public Schools Stadium (4405 W. 4th St.)
August 17:      *Hermantown High School Track (4335 Hawk Circle Dr.)
August 24:      Central Park in Superior (717 6th Ave E.)
August 31:      Park Point – Followed by an end-of-the-season picnic (provided by Texas Roadhouse)

* Event includes wheelchair division

Age categories and distances for boys and girls: (may change due to weather conditions)

Wheelchair division – 1/4 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

All finishers receive a race ribbon upon completion of their race. Prize drawings are held each week for all registered participants.

Wednesday Night at the Races is sponsored by 10fold Solutions, Anytime Fitness, B105, Charter Communications, City of Duluth, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth Running Company, Fitger’s, Great Clips, Great Harvest Bread, Holiday Stationstores, Integrity Health Network, maurices, Minnesota Power, MIX 108, Northland’s NewsCenter, Sam’s Club, St. Luke’s, The Shack Smokehouse and Grille, Texas Roadhouse and Unum.

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