Grandma's Marathon weekend is full of runners of all skill levels and it's the kids who get to get things started.

The 2019 Whipper Snapper Races are set for Friday, June 21 at Bayfront Festival Park.  About 1,200 kids ages 14 and under are expected to run for fun this year.

Registration for the Whipper Snapper Races for Kids begins at noon and all participants receive an official race number, participation ribbon, and goodie bag.

A 2:00 p.m. mascot race featuring ‘Champ’ from UMD, ‘Harley D. Huskie’ from the Duluth Huskies and dozens more will kick things off.

Members of the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders will be on hand for autographs and photos.  You'll also be able to purchase official Grandma’s Marathon clothing and accessories at the event.

The Whipper Snapper Races have been a terrific part of Grandma's Marathon weekend since 1991.  Last year, the event was cancelled due to afternoon thunderstorms, so let's get as many kids as we can to Bayfront to run it this year!

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