Test yourself against area runners of all ages and ability levels. Enjoy the camaraderie of a mass finish (instead of the standard mass start). 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.
The race starts and finishes at Wayzata Central Middle School, near the intersection of Vicksburg Lane North and Gleason Lake Road (East County Road 15). Course runs out and back five miles on the Luce Line Trail. Surface is mostly hard packed granular clay.