Submit your 2022 race to our calendar

Calling all Race and Event Directors! Get your 2022 race information in front of 1000’s of runners. Submit your Race and Event information to the Run Minnesota Calendar!  All submissions are free of charge! Print Edition: The Annual Calendar and Training Log Book is sent to over 2500 members and is available at local running […]

Seeking Candidates for the Run Minnesota Board of Directors

Run Minnesota is a voluntary nonprofit organization serving runners of all ages and abilities in Minnesota and the surrounding communities. The affairs of Run Minnesota are controlled and administered by a Board of Directors that operate according to the established Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.  Board of Directors Information The Board of Directors serve on […]

Pat Lanin Distinguished Service Award

Pat Lanin Distinguished Service Award Make a Nomination View past recipients Since 1982, Run Minnesota has presented the Pat Lanin Distinguished Service Award annually to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the running community in Minnesota.  Pat Lanin founded the Minnesota Road Runners Club, now Run Minnesota, in 1961. Who is eligible […]

5th Annual Community Giving Grants Awarded

5th Annual Community Giving Grants Awarded Minneapolis, Minn. – MDRA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Run Minnesota, is pleased to announce the 2021 Community Giving Grant Awardees; Mile in My Shoes, the Patrick Henry & Minneapolis North High School Cooperative Cross Country Team, Twin Cities Track Club Kids City XC League, and ReNew Earth Running. […]

Magazine Archive

Run Minnesota Magazine  IN PRINT: 2001 – 2020 DIGITAL: Coming Fall of 2021 The financial impact of the COVID pandemic forced the Run Minnesota Board of Directors to make the difficult decision discontinue the print magazine and in April 2020 we published our last issue.  We are working on an all digital version with an expected […]

Lou Ann Kycek

2021 Fall TRAINING Coach   Actively participating in life since 2003 when a childhood friend asked her “So what do you do when you’re not working or being a mother or a wife?” She had no answers. She immediately jumped right in to biking, then added running, triathlons, hiking the Superior Hiking Trail and anything […]

Kym Zest

2021 Fall TRAINING Coach Kym Zest has been coaching endurance sports for over 15 years.  She’s been an athlete her whole life.  When she was a shy 14 years old at an all-comers track meet. Her dad, Coach Zhao pointed to a wrinkly silver haired woman warming up and said “If you stick with her, you’ll […]


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Fall Training Registration Open!

Train for your Fall 13.1 or 26.2 with Run Minnesota! The Run Minnesota Marathon and Half Marathon training program is designed to prepare you for a fun and successful Fall race! Our group and virtual training programs are developed to encourage beginning marathoners and half marathoners while still meeting the needs of the more experienced […]

2021 Community Giving Grants

The Minnesota Distance Running Association Foundation is excited to announce the 2021 Community Giving Grant application window is open from May 1 – June 12! Funding Criteria: Eligible organizations can include nonprofits, schools, small running businesses, and running related organizations. The following criteria will be considered when reviewing proposals: Support the running community Promote Youth […]