2019 Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile

Midsummer Mile on June 27, 2019 was a great success. Thanks to all of those who participated.

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.

The first wave begins at 6:30 p.m.

Check back to see what the date will be for 2020.

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.