Young Athletes Foundation to offer free youth races

If winter weather has you pursuing indoor options to keep your kids active, join the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) for Saturday Morning at the Races. Children ages 14-and-under are invited to attend the first event in this youth race series. All events are free of charge.

Saturday Morning at the Races follows a similar theme and format to the popular Wednesday Night at the Races series held each summer throughout the Twin Ports. Each of the three events in the series is hosted by a different local college or university. The first event will take place on Saturday on the indoor track inside the Burns Wellness Center at the College of Saint Scholastica.

The second event of the series is scheduled for January 20 in the Ward Wells Fieldhouse at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

The last of the 2018 Saturday Morning at the Races will be on February 3 in the Lydia Thering Fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Registration is between 9:00 a.m. and 9:50 a.m., with races beginning promptly at 10 a.m. Participants will receive an official Saturday Morning at the Races T-shirt at each event, courtesy of YAF sponsors. There is free parking at each of the events.

Please note that outside shoes must be removed before entering the track areas. No one will be permitted entrance in street shoes so be sure to bring a clean pair of shoes to change into upon arrival.

Age categories and distances for children are as follows:

Wheelchair division – 1/8 mile
4 & under – 1/8 mile
5 & 6 – 1/8 mile
7 & 8 – 1/4 mile
9 & 10 – 1/4 mile
11 & 12 – 1/2 mile
13 & 14 – 1/2 mile

The YAF launched Saturday Morning at the Races three years ago in order to offer active opportunities for children during the winter months. Saturday Morning at the Races is presented by the Young Athletes Foundation, a Grandma’s Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles for youth throughout the region. Since its inception in 1990, the YAF has contributed more than $950,000 to area nonprofit youth athletic organizations.

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