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Lake Johanna Four Mile March 18, 2017
Lake Johanna Four Mile March 18, 2017 Lake Johanna Four Mile Saturday, March 18, 2017 Schmidt Park, Arden Hills, MN This is the oldest / longest continuously sponsored race by the MDRA, first run in 1961. This is the f
MDRA 7 Mile March 25, 2017
MDRA 7 Mile March 25, 2017 The Minnesota Distance Running Association presents the MDRA 7 Mile Race, is a challenging early spring warm-up featuring hills and unpredictable weather. Please note: You must be
MDRA Ron Daws Saturday, April 1, 2017
MDRA Ron Daws Saturday, April 1, 2017 36th ANNUAL MDRA RON DAWS 25K  Saturday, April 1, 2017 This race commemorates 1968 Olympic marathoner Ron Daws. Daws, a ’60’s/’70’s Minnesota running icon,
Fred Kurz 10 Mile April 8, 2017
Fred Kurz 10 Mile April 8, 2017 Fred Kurz 10 Mile – Handicapped Race April 8, 2017 Wayzata, MN Test yourself against area runners of all ages and ability levels. Enjoy the camaraderie of a mass finish (inst
Mudball Classic Sunday, April 23, 2017
Mudball Classic Sunday, April 23, 2017 The MDRA Mudball Classic is a great family friendly event that makes it way by Wirth Lake Beach and Glenwood. Join MDRA at the race for just $25. Sunday, April 23, 2017 Trail Kids
Mississippi 10 Miler May 28, 2017
Mississippi 10 Miler May 28, 2017 Sunday, May 28, 2017 Location Crosby Regional Park, 2595 Crosby Farm Road, Saint Paul, MN. Registration, along with Start & Finish will be near picnic shelter at Crosby Regiona
MDRA Como Park Relays Every Wednesday in August
MDRA Como Park Relays Every Wednesday in August Every Wednesday in August Join the Fun: This series of races (which began in 1974) are a great way to get in shape and improve your fitness. All level of runners are encouraged to
MDRA 15K Sunday August 6th, 2017
MDRA 15K Sunday August 6th, 2017 Your fall marathon build-up starts here! Start your marathon preparation with a unique distance of 15k (9.33 miles) on a great scenic course near the river. Sunday August 6th, 2017
Victory Labor Day Races September 4, 2017
Victory Labor Day Races September 4, 2017 A Minnesota Labor Day Tradition! September 4, 2017 Flat and fast 10k & 5k followed by a kids run. Doubleheader challenge: run both the 10k & 5k.  Bring the Whole Family. T
Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon September 10, 2017
Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon September 10, 2017 The Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon September 10, 2017 Provides a great stand-alone challenge and/or a perfect training test for those running Twin Cities Marathon or other

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  • MDRA 7 Mile Results and Photos!
    March 27, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    The rain held off and it was almost perfect running conditions for the MDRA 7 Mile, and I think we can say without a doubt the new race headquarters at the Hopkins Pavilion is a hit!   Thank you to all the participants and volunteers! Up next: The notorious Ron Daws 25K…twice the fun! 2017
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  • Lake Johanna Results and Photos!
    March 20, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    It was a cool, windy day for the 2017 Lake Johanna 4 Mile. Thank you to all of the members who turned out for the free race and a big thank you to Northstar Running for all of their work in organizing this great event! 2017 Results 2017 Photos   Photo: Winners Declan Dahlberg and
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  • MDRA Community Giving Grant
    March 16, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    MDRA is now accepting applications for a Community Giving Grant! MDRA is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Giving grant cycle, open now through April 30, 2017. The Community Giving grant program accepts proposals focused on promoting participation and safety in running.  There is currently one grant available in the amount of up to $500
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  • Announcing the year-round MDRA Polar Bears!
    February 15, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    We know you’ve all been anxiously waiting to find out what our new year-round free Saturday running group will be called. The suspense has been intense, but finally the day of the big announcement is here! Drum roll…. By an OVERWHELMING margin, you have voted to call our year-round group…MDRA Polar Bears!! Thanks again for
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  • Meet of the Miles – Results!
    January 11, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Thanks for coming out for the first event of the 2017 MDRA Grand Prix Series! Meet of the Miles Results 2017 If you have questions on the results please email Tim

  • Meet of the Miles – GP #1
    January 3, 2017 / 2 Comments / News

    Meet of the Miles – MDRA Grand Prix Race #1 January 9th 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. University of Minnesota Fieldhouse Registration for the Meet of Miles is on race day only in the University Minnesota Fieldhouse. The fee is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. All ages and abilities are welcome. You
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  • VOTE!!
    November 1, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    2017 MDRA Board Member Elections VOTE!! online here or by paper ballot found in RunMinnesota Magazine and mail: MDRA, P.O. Box 6419, Minneapolis MN 55406. All current members are eligible to vote.  Votes, online or by paper ballot, must be received by the MDRA by midnight January 20, 2017   President Position Dave Marek Running
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  • 2017 MDRA Grand Prix schedule announced!
    October 13, 2016 / 2 Comments / News

    The 2017 Minnesota Distance Running Association Grand Prix is an individual competition for members of the MDRA consisting of 13 races, in which Grand Prix registered runners compete for points toward year-end awards. Competition is conducted age groups for both male and females, 0-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+.
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  • TCM Weekend Recap
    October 10, 2016 / No Comments » / News

      Long Standing Men’s Marathon Course Record Falls TCM Weekend Recap by Candy Patrin Sunday was a good day for running, especially for Dominic Ondoro who broke the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (TCM) course record of 2:10:05 that was set by Iowan Phil Coppess in 1985. In 2015, Ondoro also finished first at TCM with a
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  • 2016 City of Lakes Results and Photos!
    September 12, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    It was a great morning for a half marathon!  Thank you to all who participated, volunteered and spectated!   2016 City of Lakes Half Marathon RESULTS     2016 City of Lakes Half Marathon PHOTOS       A special thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

  • Want to get more involved?
    August 26, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    MDRA Seeking Applications for Board of Directors The MDRA is a voluntary non-profit organization serving runners of all ages and abilities in Minnesota and the surrounding communities. The affairs of the MDRA are controlled and administered by a Board of Directors. The MDRA is currently seeking Board applicants for the 2017/2018 term. If you would
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  • MDRA 15K Results!
    August 7, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    What a beautiful morning for a record turn out for the MDRA 15K!  Thank you runners! We couldn’t do it without our amazing volunteers and our event sponsors, RunMN and Seven Sundays! 2016 Results: MDRA 15K Race Photos

  • The MDRA is pleased to announce
    June 23, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    The the all new runmdra.org! The MDRA  proudly announces the launch of its newly revamped website. This newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to the Minnesota Distance Running Association, our mission, programs, publications, sponsored races and information on the local running community.  The website also has a new “Race Calendar” where you’ll find an
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