Running Ventures

Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile • July 10, 2013

The former Richard A Hoska Rice Street Mile is moving to the State Fairgrounds! The new USATF certified course remains fast and flat. There are two waves - one for women and one for men. The event offers a technical short sleeve shirt, chip timing by MTEC and cash awards to overall winners. We have added a "Family Package" and an awesome post race party at O'Gara's. The new location offers plenty of parking in a lot adjacent to the Race Headquarters area and also on the surrounding streets on the fairgrounds. Make this Midsummer Mile at the Fairgrounds part of your summer!

Registration Information


Registration Options

Start Times


Race starts near the Visitor's Center at Dan Patch and Underwood St. Race packet pick-up and toilets will all be located at the Visitor's Center. The race finishes on Cooper St. just north of Dan Patch. Course is USATF certified - MN-0723-RR.

Course Map

Post Race Party at O'Gara's at the Fair

Join in the post race party immediately following the race. O'Gara's at the Fair is located one block from the finish line. Stroll on over for a fun filled night of live music, great giveaways, and lots of great eats and drinks.

Post Race Party Bucks

Purchase your Party Bucks in advance. Participants may purchase discounted Party Bucks Coupons when they register for the Midsummer Mile. Each Coupon costs only $3.50 and is worth $5.00. Party Bucks are good on all food and drink at O'Gara's at the Fair during the post race party on July 10.

Live Music

Tap your toes, dance, or sing along with the Bill and Tom Show at the Post Race Party. Bill and Tom are frequent performers at O'Gara's and are sure to add fun to evening.

Prize Giveaways

The Post Race party will feature random drawings for great prizes contributed by Marathon Sports, Run N Fun, the Minnesota Distance Running Association, and Running Ventures. Bring your bib number along and see how lucky you are!

The Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile is Sponsored by:



Important Race Information

No Strollers, Rollerblades, Bikes, or Pets

The Midsummer Mile is USATF Sanctioned and for safety reasons in accordance with USATF rules, no strollers, rollerblades, bikes, or pets are allowed in the race or on the course.

Headphones Not Permitted

Headphones like iPods and similar devices are NOT permitted in the race.

Tech Shirts

Each participant will receive a short sleeve technical shirt. Shirts are unisex sizing and will be available on a first come - first served basis at packet pick up. Shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

Race Packet Pick Up

Pre-registered Participants may pick up their shirts, bibs and chips on Race Day, July 10, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Visitor's Plaza located at the corner of Dan Patch and Underwood St on the State Fairgrounds. Race Day registrations will take place at O'Gara's at the Fair located at Dan Patch and Cosgrove.