Fred Kurz 10 Mile

 The MDRA is canceling the 2018 Fred Kurz 10 Mile on Saturday, April 14th. 

Forecasted ice and snow accumulation with freezing temperatures in combination with limited access points on the trail lead us to the conclusion that it is in the best interest of the runners and volunteers to cancel the race.


Please know we did not make this decision hastily.  This year would have been the 57th year of the Fred Kurz 10 Mile and until now it was longest continuously held race in MN.


Full refunds will be issued within a week.

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.

Register for the 2018 Fred Kurz 10 Mile!

Volunteer for the 2018 Fred Kurz 10 Mile!

April 14, 2018

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. Start/Finish at N. Ferndale. Turnaround .3m past Stubbs Bay Rd. Course Map
Cost: $20 preregistered ($10 discount for MDRA members!)
$30 Race Day for all

Registration: Registration is online only.  Opens Jan 20 2018. 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 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