2020 Award Announcement

Dennis Barker Pat Lanin Distinguished Service Award winner. Molly mclain MDRA Volunteer of the Year. MDRA Recognizes two individuals for their impact on the MN Running Community Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minnesota Distance Running Association annually recognizes achievements for the Pat Lanin Distinguished Service Award and MDRA Volunteer of the Year. Dennis Barker, Minnesota Coach […]

COMMUNITY GIVING THROUGH THE MDRA FOUNDATION

All the grantees have a message for MDRA members, “Thank you!” I just so appreciate MDRA for joining the running community in supporting each other and for having such a large role in that support. By Tim Pratt For most runners getting your first pair of running shoes was a life changing moment. A rite […]

Nominations open for Pat Lanin Distinguished Service Award

Since 1982, the MDRA 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 MDRA in 1961. Who is eligible to be nominated? • Any individual who has made a significant contribution to the running community in Minnesota. […]

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 each been awarded a $1,000 grant. These applicants were chosen […]

MDRA forms Diversity & Inclusion Committee

  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 actions towards ensuring that all people have access to […]