Registration for the 2024 Saturday Morning at the Races series is now open.
To Next Race Day
JANUARY 6, 2024
Burns Wellness Commons
1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811
JANUARY 20, 2024
Ward Wells Fieldhouse
1228 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812
FEBRUARY 3, 2024
Marcovich Wellness Center
1810 Catlin Avenue, Superior, WI 54880
On-site registration starts at 9:00 a.m., and the races start at 10:00 a.m.
NOTE: Online registration will shut off at 7:00 a.m. on the day of each individual event. You can still register in-person at each event starting at 9:00 a.m.
SATURDAYS ARE FOR THE KIDS
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!
AGE GROUPS & DISTANCES
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
Ski Hut staff is on-site at each Saturday Morning at the Races, providing balance bike demonstrations and opportunities for kids to try them out on a specialized obstacle course.
Ski Hut also helped create the first-ever balance bike races as part of our Saturday Morning at the Races and has provided several balance bikes for raffle giveaways throughout the summer series.
Adjustable, lightweight bikes give starting young a whole new meaning
Without pedals, kids learn balance and essential riding skills
The riding progression is natural and easy for kids and parents
From babies to toddlers, this is the bike that can offer instanst success
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.
YOUNG ATHLETES FOUNDATION
The Young 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 $1.3 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.