2020 MDRA Fall Race Announcements
To protect our communities and runners’ safety, the Minnesota Distance Running Association has made the decision to move the 39th City of Lakes Half Marathon scheduled for September 13, 2020 and the Victory Races scheduled for September 7, 2020, to a virtual format. The 2020 MDRA 15K on August 16, 2020 has been canceled. Our decision is based on current Minnesota Department of Health restrictions that do not allow for public gatherings large enough to host races of our size. These restrictions on size are not expected to significantly change within the timeline that would allow for us to adequately prepare for successful COVID safe events.
Virtual Guidelines for completing and submitting your Virtual Races will be emailed to registrants and posted to the race websites by July 1.
These races are organized by the Minnesota Distance Running Association, a non profit formed in 1961 to connect the Minnesota running community and support runners of all ages and abilities through education, programs and advocacy. Our mission remains real during this time of Covid-19 more than ever. By running with us now, you are helping to ensure the future of the Minnesota Distance Running Association and the work it does in the Minnesota running community.
Our registration policy states there are no refunds, transfers or deferrals. Issuing refunds, deferrals or credit would be both logistically prohibitive and potentially financially devastating to our non profit organization. There are early season, upfront and non-refundable costs associated with all of our events. MDRA puts on well organized, low frills races, to make running accessible and affordable. Our race pricing reflects that. There is no cushion to absorb this unprecedented situation.
While we are truly disappointed to have to make this decision, we are looking forward to seeing the miles run virtually and to the future when we can run together.