MDRA FRED KURZ MEMORIAL 10-MILE
Saturday, April 12, 2014
This 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.
WHERE: The race starts and finishes at Wayzata Central Middle School (Old Wayzata High School), near the intersection of East County Road 15 and Vicksburg Lane. Course runs out and back five miles on the Luce Line Trail. Surface is mostly hard packed granular clay. Headphones, dogs, and strollers are NOT permitted on the course.
WHEN: Check in starts at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, April 12; first runners start at 8:30 a.m. Starting times are handicapped by the "world-renowned" Lanin Guessimetric Method, with the slowest runners starting first and, ideally, all runners finishing at the same instant. Thus, all entries MUST include times and distances from at least two (2) races of recent vintage.
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.
FEE: MDRA members - $8; all others - $15. You can join the MDRA with this race application by making your check out for the total amount. MDRA membership is $25 per year, and includes the Running Minnesota Annual, a handbook containing the most complete Minnesota Race schedule. Mailed entries must be received by April 8. Race day entries will be accepted reluctantly for $25 for MDRA members and non-members alike.
REGISTRATION: Print out, fill in and mail the registration form to
5701 Normandale Road
Edina, MN 55424
INFO: Contact Peter Erpenbach at (612) 558-4295
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