Whipper Snapper Races

2024 Whipper Snapper Races for Kids registration will open in the spring.

2024 Whipper Snapper Races for Kids registration is now open.

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NEXT RACE

June 21, 2024

LOCATION

Duluth, MN

START TIME

2:00 p.m.

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IT’S FOR THE KIDS!

Grandma’s Marathon weekend shouldn’t be just for the adults, so be sure to bring the kids to Bayfront Festival Park for their very own race complete with finisher medals!

Bring them out to Bayfront Festival Park on Friday afternoon on race weekend, and let them join hundreds of other children to get their running fix.

These fun, short-distance races are the perfect way to introduce kids to running or to keep the fire burning bright for your future marathon finisher. You just may have a Grandma’s Marathon champion of the future on your hands!

All participants will receive an official race number, finisher medal, and a goodie bag!

2024 RACE DETAILS

Schedule of Events
YAF Festival for Kids: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In-Person Registration: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Whipper Snapper Races: 2:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT: The Whipper Snapper Races for Kids are a popular weekend event, so online pre-registration is encouraged to help ease congestion and eliminate waiting time on race day.

LOCATION

BAYFRONT FESTIVAL PARK
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

AGE GROUPS & DISTANCES

AGE GROUPS & DISTANCES

4 Years Old & Younger — 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

SWAG ITEMS

All participants will receive an official race number, finisher medal, and a goodie bag!

ACCESSIBILITY

Our Whipper Snapper Races for Kids are accessible to our wheelchair and adaptive participants. Families in need of special accommodations can call our office ahead of time at (218) 727-0947 or speak with a race official upon arrival.

YAF FESTIVAL FOR KIDS

Sponsored by the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), the festival will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Activities for the kids will include:

YOUNG ATHLETES FOUNDATION

The Athletes Foundation (YAF), the charity arm of Grandma’s Marathon, was created in 1990 to assist with the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles for youth throughout Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, and St. Louis Counties. Since its inception, the YAF has donated more than $1.3 million to the community’s youth athletic, recreational, and nonprofit organizations.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of our Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) events or have any other questions, please contact our Program Director Alivia Nelson via email at [email protected] or call our office at (218) 727-0947.