Saturday Morning at the Races

Saturday Morning at the Races is the perfect winter getaway and provides a chance for kids to remain active despite the colder weather!

These races are FREE for children ages 14 and under and are held in the months of January and February.

NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we did not hold our Saturday Morning at the Races in 2021. We are hopeful the program can return in 2022.


In what’s become a tradition of winter, the YAF partners with area colleges to put on the Saturday Morning at the Races series early in the new year.

Kids will get the chance to speed around the indoor tracks at the College of St. Scholastica (CSS), University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), and University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS).

Not only that, but participants will receive a T-shirt and snacks and have a chance to meet their favorite mascot!


The mission of the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) is to support and build community by providing pathways of opportunity to youth through athletic programs and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

Proceeds from the KP Challenge, St. Fennessy 4K, Fitger’s 5K, Park Point 5-Miler, Minnesota Mile, and North End Nightmare 5K go to benefit the YAF’s charitable programs.