Opportunities with the MDRA Board of Directors

The Minnesota Distance Running Association is looking for candidates for dual positions on the MDRA / MDRA Foundation Board of Directors for two year terms beginning in February 2021.  All candidate application materials must be submitted by October 31, 2020. Voting is open Dec 1,…


4th Annual Community Giving Grants Awarded

Minneapolis, Minn. – MDRA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Minnesota Distance Running Association is pleased to announce the 2020 Community Giving Grant Awardees. Mile in My Shoes, the Patrick Henry High School Cross Country Team and the Trinity First School Cross Country team have…


Diversity & Inclusion Plan

The Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) mission is to support and connect the Minnesota running community.  A blanket invitation to all does not equate to people from all racial backgrounds feeling welcome, heard, included, or safe within the running community.  MDRA is committed to intentional…


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 Community Giving Grant

The 4th Annual Community Giving grant cycle opens June 22, 2020. The MDRA Foundation Community Giving Grant is awarded each year to help Minnesota organizations promote youth participation; provide training and education to runners; and to support the running community.   During this uncertain, unsettled time,…