Whipper Snapper

The Whipper Snapper races are held each year in Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park on Grandma’s Marathon weekend.

These races are FREE and open to all children 14 years old and under. All participants receive a ribbon at the completion of their race.

Date: June 18, 2021
Start Time: 2:00pm (youngest to oldest)
Registration: Opens at 12:00pm on Race Day

Age Groups & Distance
4 Years Old & Under – 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

NOTE: Distances may be shortened due to extreme weather conditions.


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.