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. Registration opens January 18, 2020.


To protect our communities and runners’ safety, the 2020 MDRA 15K will be canceled. Our decision is based on current Minnesota Department of Health restrictions that do not allow for public gatherings large enough to host a race of our size. These restrictions on size are not expected to significantly change within the timeline that would allow for us to adequately prepare a successful COVID safe event.  

The MDRA 15K is organized by the Minnesota Distance Running Association, a volunteer run 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 the future when we can run together.




Sunday August 16, 2020

Race Start: 8:00 AM

Bib Pick up begins: 7:00 AM

Where: Crosby Farm Park, Saint Paul, MN  2595 Crosby Farm Rd, St Paul, MN 55116

Course: The course follows the paths in Crosby Farm Park and Shepard Road. 2019 Certified Course Map.


$30 preregistered.

$5 discount for MDRA

$35 on Race day.  No Race Day discounts

Join MDRA and get the race discount from the membership dashboard!

Registration: Registration is online only.  Online registration will be open until race start! Don’t wait in line race morning to sign up when you can on your phone or at home. iPad’s will be available for Race day registration.

Results: Posted at runmdra.org.Past Years Results

Participant Gift: 2020 TBD

More information:  races@runmdra.org

Refunds: MDRA reserves the right to modify or cancel our races for safety concerns, natural disaster and other force majeure causes, at any time. In such cases there will be no refunds of race entry fees. By registering for the race you acknowledge and accept this risk. There is no complimentary race entry to a future race. Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce our events, starting well in advance of the race date – including, insurance, course preparation, race supplies, permits and administration. We will make every effort to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision we make that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability and manageability.