2020 Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile has been Canceled due to COVID-19

Previous Midsummer Miles have been a great success. Thanks to all who have participated. Stay Safe and hope to see you in 2021.

The Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile is a great way to spend a summer evening on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The race is run in waves for Women, Men and Friends & Family. The USATF certified mile course is two loops so it’s easy to cheer on your friends. Race headquarters is O’Gara’s at the Fair, where you will find packet pick-up at Dan Patch and Underwood.

The Midsummer Mile has produced some very fast times in the competitive waves on the fast, fairly flat course. The friends and family wave is a great opportunity for newer runners and walkers to participate in a low key, fun race.

We are proud to continue our tradition of encouraging families to participate by providing a special rate for children ages 12 and under. Children in the Family Wave will all receive medals. All in all it’s a great time for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.

Check back to see what the date will be for 2021.

History of the Mile

The word “mile” comes from the Latin “mille”, meaning thousand, and a mile was 1,000 Roman strides, a stride being two paces. A mile is equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards or approximately 1,609 meters. Currently, the United States and Great Britain use the mile as a measurement unit. This and more information on the history of the mile can be found at Bring Back the Mile.