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 […]

COVID Guidelines for Group Runs

Guidelines for participating in Run Minnesota group runs  Pre-Registration and Attendance – You are required to sign up for group runs in advance on the Run Minnesota Website. Participation will be limited to comply with current state guidelines and information needed for contact tracing will be collected. Run Minnesota volunteers will do a roll call […]

Heidi Miler

Race Director Heidi grew up in St. Cloud, MN a swimmer at age 6 and runner soon after.  She ran track, played basketball and swam at St. Cloud Tech High School having great coaches and teammates to inspire her passions and learn to love competing. After HS, Heidi attended Hamline University competing in swimming as […]

A letter to our members

A Letter to our Members 2021 marks our 60th anniversary! The Minnesota Distance Running Association was the first running organization in the state and the eighth in the country. It is the foundation on which Minnesota’s robust running community has been built. That’s all thanks to you, our members.  The Times They are a Changin’: […]

Run Minnesota FAQs

Q: What is Run Minnesota? A: Run Minnesota is the new brand for the organization known as the Minnesota Distance Running Association. Q: Why is the name changing to Run Minnesota? A: Our organization is for all runners, no matter your distance or pace.  To many, “distance running” is intimidating and does not feel inclusive […]


BYLAWS OF the Minnesota Distance Running Association FOUNDATION ARTICLE I: NAME OF ORGANIZATION The name of this organization is MDRA Foundation. ARTICLE II: PURPOSE The purpose of this organization is to promote youth participation; provide training and education to runners; and support the running community.  ARTICLE III: LOCATION This organization’s principal office shall be 1020 Brompton Place, […]


I signed up for my first MDRA training course post signing up for my first marathon in 2015.  As someone who started running after 50 years old, I wasn’t sure what to expect and was anxious about training.  All my fears were quickly put at ease by the excellent coaches and team leads, who helped […]