SUPERIOR, WI — Children got a chance to race out their jitters in the Saturday Morning at the Races event at the University of Wisconsin – Superior.
Kids ages four to fourteen participated in the three-race series, which included a 200 meter run, 400 meter run, and 800 meter run.
In addition to racing around the indoor track, kids were able to interact with mascots, receive a free t-shirt, and enjoy a few post-race snacks.
Organizers say the number of kids at the starting line this morning was the most they’ve ever seen.
In following with the mission of the Young Athletes Foundation, organizers hope they inspire a love for running in our local youth.
“The YAF’s mission is to promote the growth of young athletes, and we do that through events like this and through grant programs as well,” Grandma’s Marathon Services Director Madison Reynolds said. “We have scholarships for UMD students and we’ve provided over $1 million of grant scholarship money to date through this program, so at the heart of it, that’s really what we’re trying to do here — get these kids out, get them moving, and get them active. ”
The next Saturday Morning at the Races event will be held at UMD on Febuary 9th.