Ron Daws 25K

ANNUAL MDRA RON DAWS 25K (15.53 mi.)
Saturday, April 1, 2017

This race commemorates 1968 Olympic marathoner Ron Daws. Daws, a ’60’s/’70’s Minnesota running icon, trained over this same course. The race was renamed as a memorial to Daws in 1993, the year after his untimely death.


Report to the Cross of Glory Baptist Church located at the intersection of County Road # 3 and Shady Oak Road in Hopkins. The course runs over hilly terrain to the south and west of Hopkins. The race, begun in 1979, and now in its fourth decade, has proved to be a stiff challenge at a middle distance for those training for Boston or other spring marathons or who are otherwise looking for a testing workout.

Entry fee:

$5 pre-registered MDRA members.
$15 pre-registered non-MDRA members. Click here to join online.

$20 on race day for all.

Entries must be received by March 31. Contact Norm at (612) 822-6743 or for questions or details.


Come prepared to run!! The church has made its gymnasium available to the race in the past. Water is available at start, finish, and approximately 5K intervals.

PLEASE NOTE: The running with baby joggers is not allowed.