Run off some steam

We’re always on the lookout for events to help you burn some of that summer vacation restlessness out of your kids.

A good option for the next six weeks is Wednesday Night at the Races, a series of foot races for kids sponsored by the Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma’s Marathon. Kids 14 and younger race in seven categories at a different venue each week. The last race, Aug. 28, includes a picnic provided by Texas Roadhouse.

Here’s the schedule for the next six Wednesdays (registration 5-5:50 p.m., races begin at 6): this week, Griggs Field at UMD; July 31, Duluth East High School; Aug. 7, Lincoln Park Middle School; Aug. 14, Hermantown High School track; Aug. 21, Central Park in Superior; Aug. 28, Park Point (with picnic).