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Published On: August 30th, 2016

August 30, 2016

Contact: Kate Kucinski, Grandma’s Marathon (218) 727-0947

Greg Culver, Duluth Huskies (218) 786-9909

Wednesday Night at the Races Year-End Picnic

New location for final 2016 Wednesday Night at the Races

(Duluth, Minn.) The Young Athletes Foundation, Grandma’s Marathon and the Duluth Huskies invite

Northland children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take the field for the season-end finale of

Wednesday Night at the Races followed by a year-end picnic at Wade Stadium.

This is the first year the Young Athletes Foundation and Duluth Huskies have partnered to host the final race of

the series and year-end celebration at Wade Stadium.

The event is free and all finishers receive a Wednesday Night at the Races t-shirt upon the completion of their

race. Registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. and the races begin at 6 p.m. with the youngest going

first. Following the races, there will be a free, year-end picnic celebration catered by Green Mill with special

guest Harlie D. Huskie.

Age categories and distances for boys and girls: (may change due to weather conditions)

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 2016 races have been held each Wednesday since July 27 at different locations including East High School,

University of Minnesota-Duluth, Hermantown High School, Superior High School and drew over 300 area

children each week. The events are hosted by the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma's Marathon

program that focuses 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 $840,000 to area nonprofit youth

athletic organizations.

Wednesday Night at the Races is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and sponsored by St.

Lukes, Toyota, Holiday Stationstores, Green Mill, Austin Jarrow, All Over Media, Anytime Fitness, Carlson

Orthodontics, City of Duluth, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth Running Company, Sasquatch 106.5, Fitger’s,

Great Clips, Great Harvest, Hermantown Federal Credit Union, Integrity Health Network, KBJR6/Range11,

Kemps, maurices, Minnesota Power, Old Dutch, and Unum.

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