April 8, 2017
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. Test yourself against area runners of all ages and ability levels. Start times are handicapped by the “world-renowned” Lanin Guessimetric Method, with the slowest runners starting first and, ideally all runners finishing together. Enjoy the camaraderie of a mass finish!
Check in begins at 7:30, first runners start at 8:30 a.m.
Wayzata Central Middle School – 305 Vicksburg Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55447
Out and back on the Luce Line Trail. The surface is mostly hard packed granular clay. Please no headphones, dogs or strollers. Water will be available at mile 3.5 and 6.5.
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Print out, fill in and mail the REGISTRATION FORM to
P.O. Box 6419, Minneapolis MN 55406
*all entires MUST include times and distances of two recent races in order to properly handicap the race*
If you need more information, email the Race Director, Craig
Or register online here: *MDRA MEMBER? email Sarah to get your MDRA MEMBER DISCOUNT CODE*
Merchandise awards are given to to the first male and female (based on actual times) and for age groups 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. Marathon Sports gift certificates are given to the first male and female runners to cross the finish line.
Fred was a charter member of the Minnesota Distance Running Association. A resident of St. Paul, he attended Murray High School and attended the University of Chicago. He was killed in a a bicycle-automobile accident in 1963 at the age of 20. After the death of Fred, his father George Kurz, a viola player with the Minneapolis Orchestra, was presented with a gift of money from fellow members of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and used the funds to establish a trophy for the annual 10-mile handicap race. The 10-Mile Time Handicap Road Race was renamed in Fred’s honor in 1964. First held in 1962 and 1963 as the 10 Mile Handicap Road Race, the Fred Kurz 10 Mile is the oldest continuously held running event in Minnesota.
Photo of Bob Reyes, Pat Palmer, Ned Price and Fred Kurz (far right) at the Univ of Chicago circa 1962 (photo courtesy of Ned Price)