• 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
  • VISIT Grandma's Marathon

Saturday Morning at the Races

Registration for the 2023 Saturday Morning at the Races series is now open.

The 2023 Saturday Morning at the Races series is now complete.

Not just a perfect getaway for those snowy Saturday mornings, our Saturday Morning at the Races series is also a great way for kids to burn off that extra energy!

In keeping with our mission, these races are a central pillar in providing pathways and opportunities for our community’s children to live healthy and active lifestyles.

The Saturday Morning at the Races series is free and open to any child ages 14 & under. Whether it’s your child’s first-ever race or they’ve already fallen in love with running, we’d love to see them at our next event!



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


Every child who participates at our Saturday Morning at the Races series is a champion and will receive a T-shirt and snacks at the end of their race.


All of our Saturday Morning at the Races sites 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.

Saturday Morning at the Races --- 2023 Schedule

All Saturday Morning at the Races events are FREE and open to all children ages 14 & under. Each event is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m.

IMPORTANT: Online registration will stop at 7:00 a.m., and in-person registration will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. on each event day.

January 7 – College of St. Scholastica (CSS)

Burns Wellness Commons
1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811

January 21 – University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)

Ward Wells Fieldhouse
1228 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812

February 4 – University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS)

Marcovich Wellness Center
1810 Catlin Avenue, Superior, WI 54880


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 $1.1 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.