Monday, August 31, 2009

Labor Day Victory Races - 10K & 5K

The MDRA Victory 10K & 5K are coming up Monday, September 7, 2009.

Both of these races offer a chance to finish the summer racing season with a fast time and great morning of camaraderie with your running friends and family. Immediately following the race enjoy a free picnic supplied by the Folwell and Camden neighborhood associations.

Time is running out to sign up for the Victory races at the pre-registration price of $25.
You can also do both races (the doubleheader) for an extra $5 but must pre-register to take part
in the scoring of the Doubleheader.

The kids half mile race is at 10:15 a.m. and is only $7 (kids shirts included)!

Pre- Registration:
To download and print a form go to for online registration through
Sept 5, or in store registration at Marathon Sports through Saturday, Sept 5

Race day registration starts at 6:30 a.m. at the Webber Park Library

10K - 8:00 a.m.
5K - 9:30 a.m.
Kids half mile - 10:15 a.m.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Matt Gabrielson taking on the World

Sent from Berlin last night by our good friend, Nobby Hashizume (of the Lydiard Foundation).
Great photos of Matt on his way to a 2:18:41 and 36th place marathon finish at the World Championships.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Victory Races

The MDRA Victory races are three weeks from today! Join us for the 10K, 5K or kids fun on Labor Day, September 7, 2009.
This is a great end of summer event or a fast way to kick off your fall racing season. This fast course yields many p.r.'s and the weather is often perfect.

Pre-registration is $25/$23 for MDRA members or $30 for all on race day. You can do the double for $5 extra but must pre-register to be included in the double results.
Fun kids half mile and kids shirt for $7.

There is prize money for the 10k and it is also an MDRA Grand Prix event.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bumper Sticker Winners

The MDRA Board met last night and among other weighty matters had the duty of selecting the new slogans to grace the ever popular MDRA bumper stickers that are given away at Expo's.

The Winners are...

Running Spoken Here (MDRA Logo on the end)

Get your Run on...... ( a very popular one from many years ago that we recycled for the contest)

Look for these along with other great giveaways at the MDRA booth at the MTCM Expo in October.

If anyone has any other fun slogans please us know at we may be doing some shirts and can always make room for one more catchy bumper sticker!

Thanks to all who participated in the contest!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Diane Goulett

Sad news that long time MDRA member and past Runner of the Year Diane Goulett passed away last week. The Star Tribune has a nice story about Diane that highlights her great running career but also shares with the readers the other passions in her life.

Friday, August 7, 2009

MDRA 15K and MHI 5K - Sunday, August 9

This Sunday is your opportunity to run a fast certified MDRA 15K or the family friendly MHI 5K in Edina. Both races start at 8 a.m. at the Abbott Northwestern Center for Outpatient Care just south of Braemer Arena off of hwy 169 and Valley View road.

There are only a few certified 15K's in the state, be a part of one this Sunday!