Fred Kurz 10 Mile

Test yourself against area runners of all ages and ability levels. Enjoy the camaraderie of a mass finish (instead of the standard mass start). 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. Registration opens January 18, 2020.

This race has been canceled.

Registration for this race has been suspended until we have more information.  This is an unprecedented situation. Thank you for your understanding and support as we prioritize our collective well-being.


April 4, 2020

Luce Line, Wayzata, Minnesota

Bib Pick up begins: 7:30 AM

First Runner Starts: 8:30 AM (approximately)

Starting times are handicapped by the “world-renowned” Rick Recker Guessimetric Method, with the slowest runners starting first and, ideally, all runners finishing at about the same time (10:30). Thus, all entries MUST include times and distances from at least two (2) races of recent vintage.

Course: An out and back on the Luce line Trail.
$10 pre-registered MDRA members.

$20 pre-registered non-MDRA members.

$25 race day all.

Click here to become a member of MDRA

Registration: Registration is online only.  Online registration will be open until race start! Don’t wait in line race morning to sign up when you can on your phone or at home. iPad’s will be available for Race Day registration.

Results: Posted at runmdra.org. Finishers should note their individual time on the display clock as they cross the finish line.


Awards: Merchandise awards to first male and female (based on actual times) for age groups 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Marathon Sports gift certificates to first runners to cross the finish line. There will be Great Harvest cookies and other items at the finish.

More information:  Sarah at 952-927-0983 or runminnesota@gmail.com.