Ron Daws 25K & 12K

2020 is the 40th running of this race that 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. Registration opens January 18, 2020.

Due to evolving concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) has made changes to its schedule of races and programs as we do our part in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. 

This race has been canceled.

This is an unprecedented situation. Thank you for your understanding and support as we prioritize our collective well-being.


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Hopkins, Minnesota

25K & 12K Race Start: 8:30 AM

Bib Pick up opens: 7:30 AM

Location: Hopkins Pavilion  – 11000 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55343

Course: 25K (15.53 miles) of hilly, challenging fun!  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.

Not sure about the full 25K? Try the **free for MDRA members**12K (7.45645 miles).

MDRA 25K Course MAP

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.

Entry fee 25K:

$10 pre-registered MDRA members.
$20 pre-registered non-MDRA members.

$25 race day all.

Click here to become a member of MDRA

Entry fee 12K:

Free to MDRA Members. Login to get the free code

$25 Non Members (includes 1 year MDRA membership). Join MDRA and get the race discount from the membership dashboard!

Optional Merchandise: Ron Daws 25K Long-Sleeve cotton shirts are available for purchase online here or on race day. Size availability cannot be guaranteed for race day purchases.

Results: Posted at runmdra.org. Finishers should note their individual time on the display clock as they cross the finish line.



More information: Norm at (612) 822-6743 or email Heidi


PLEASE NOTE: Running with baby joggers is not allowed.