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 the race begins and the party ends.
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 youth rate for children under age 14.   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. After the race head one block to O'Gara's at the Fair for our post race party which begins at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy great food and drink, perhaps be a lucky door prize winner, and hang out with friends and family on O'Gara's outdoor patio. Your race entry fee includes one free drink ticket good for beer, pop, or water.

Please note that all entries to the race are final and no refunds will be given for any reason. If unforseeable circumstances arise that prevent you from attending we are happy to work with you on providing a credit for next year's race.