The Mississippi Valley Running Association strengthens our community through service and charitable giving by encouraging and supporting a healthy and active mind and body. This is achieved by providing education, race and social experiences for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.
Benefit Classic COVID Update: Special Announcement: After careful consideration of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the world and our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's MVRA Benefic Classic Event. We believe this is the best decision for the safety of our participants, the running community, and greater Dubuque area as we do our part to help minimize the effects and spread of this disease. In making this decision, the MVRA worked in partnership with our local government, public health departments, city officials, police and sheriff departments, facility operators, sponsors, and volunteers. This collective group of organizations feel that this is the right choice, however difficult it may be to accept. All entry fees will be deferred to the 2021 race. As a non-profit organization, and already having incurred expenses related to this year’s race, we have worked hard to find a resolution that we felt would be fair and equitable for all those affected. We appreciate all the support from the community for our events. When you participate in and support our events you help make a difference in people's lives throughout our community. We encourage you to remain healthy by staying active and doing your part in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you next year at our events and are committed to working hard to bring you great events and welcome you back to racing and a bit of normalcy.