First held in Minneapolis on April 1, 1962, the Fred Kurz 10 Mile features a time-handicapped start. A runner’s starting time is based on a calculation of their anticipated pace, based on their results in recent races. Slower runners start first and, ideally, all runners finishing about 10:30. The goal: Catch the runner in front of you, but not too soon. At the Fred Kurz, everyone celebrates at the finish together.
A History of Good Racing
The Fred Kurz 10 Mile is the oldest continuously held running event in Minnesota, first held in 1962 and 1963 as the 10 Mile Handicap Road Race, and renamed in 1964 to honor Fred Kurz. Fred was a charter member of the Minnesota Distance Running Association. A resident of St. Paul, he attended Murray High School and the University of Chicago. He was killed in a bicycle-automobile accident in 1963 at the age of 20. Learn more about the race’s history here.
Heavy on Fun, Light on your Wallet
Test yourself against area runners of all ages and ability levels. Enjoy the camaraderie of a mass finish (instead of the standard mass start). Then, take a few of your new friends out to breakfast with the money you’ve saved... The Fred Kurz 10 Mile is ONLY $20, and only $10 if you’re an MDRA member.
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