• KP Challenge
          • The KP Challenge is a series of three great, local races — Saint Fennessy 4K, Fitger’s 5K, and Park Point 5-Miler — that are strategically placed throughout the year to help participants build their endurance and stick to a regular training schedule.

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    • Saint Fennessy 4K
    • Fitger’s 5K
    • Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk
    • Minnesota Mile
    • North End Nightmare 5K
    • Youth Races
    • Volunteer
          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            Our tremendous community of volunteers plays a significant role in helping the Young Athletes Foundation to create memorable and successful events for our runners. More than 1,000 volunteers are needed throughout the year to support our fundraising race events for the YAF.

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    • Sponsors
          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            The Young Athletes Foundation was created to serve the community, and for more than three decades we have done that with the help of our local and regional business partners. With events throughout the year, our sponsors assist greatly in our mission of  providing pathways of opportunity to youth in athletic programs and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

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    • Charity Runners
          • Our kids. Our community. Our future.

            Do you want to run for free AND add more meaning to your miles Sign up ahead of Grandma’s Marathon weekend to be a charity runner for the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), and your success in reaching the finish line can help someone else reach theirs.

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  • VISIT Grandma's Marathon

Contact Us

CONTACT US

OFFICE ADDRESS
Young Athletes Foundation
351 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802


OFFICE PHONE
(218) 727-0947

MAILING ADDRESS
Grandma’s Marathon
ATTN: Young Athletes Foundation
351 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

OFFICE EMAIL
[email protected]

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YOUNG ATHLETES FOUNDATION STAFF MEMBERS

SHANE BAUER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
EMAIL SHANE

LAURA BERGEN

REGISTRATION & EXPO DIRECTOR
EMAIL LAURA

SARAH CULVER

ELITE ATHLETE & ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR
EMAIL SARAH

GREG HAAPALA

RACE DIRECTOR
EMAIL GREG

DAVE LANE

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

KELLIE LUEDLOFF

OFFICE MANAGER
EMAIL KELLIE

ALIVIA NELSON

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
EMAIL ALIVIA

ZACH SCHNEIDER

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR
EMAIL ZACH

CHRISTI WILLETTE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
EMAIL CHRISTI

YOUNG ATHLETES FOUNDATION COMMITTEE

TONY STENSLAND

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

ERIKA DRENGLER

COMMITTEE VICE-CHAIRPERSON

TODD BOUCHIE

COMMITTEE MEMBER

ROSS FREMONT

COMMITTEE MEMBER

LAURA GUBELMANN

COMMITTEE MEMBER

SHANNON HOGAN

COMMITTEE MEMBER

NICK LUOMA

COMMITTEE MEMBER

BLAKE PETERS

COMMITTEE MEMBER

JEREMY POLSON

COMMITTEE MEMBER

HAYDEN SCHULTE

COMMITTEE MEMBER

CHRIS SEVERSON

COMMITTEE MEMBER

LOUIE ST. GEORGE

COMMITTEE MEMBER

BUD TRNKA

COMMITTEE MEMBER

MICHELE VESEL

COMMITTEE MEMBER