Wednesday Night at the Races

Wednesday Night at the Races has become one of our most popular summer programs.

These races are FREE for children ages 14 and under and are held on Wednesday evenings in July and August.

Registration will open at 5:00 p.m., and the races will start at 6:00 p.m. on each of the dates listed below.

Our 2022 schedule will be announced next Spring!

All sites are wheelchair and adaptive participant accessible. Please see a race official when you arrive.


The weekly event sees an average of 400 children participate each week and is a central pillar in the YAF’s mission to encourage area kids to live active and healthy lifestyles.

Every participant is a champion and receives a ribbon at the end of their event.

Age Groups & Distances

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


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.