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: The 2020 Benefit Classic Race is still scheduled and we are continuing to make preparations. We are continuing to monitor the pandemic along with state guidelines as they continue to change and are staying in touch with our permeators and the community where our race is held. Social Distancing Guidelines: As per the guidelines set in place by Governor Kim Reynolds and the State of Iowa, this event will strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines. As leaders in the community for large-scale running events, the MVRA will plan, communicate, and enforce a unique approach to this year’s event to keep our athletes, volunteers, and staff safe. We are continuing to work with Dubuque County Emergency Management to develop these plans. We will continue to communicate these plans to our athletes in the coming weeks. Packet-Pickup and Post Race: The camaraderie of a pre-race packet-pickup or post-race party are often our favorite memories from race weekends. However, current State health and safety mandates regarding large gatherings will change that for 2020. We’re currently working to develop the best race plan which still delivers for our athletes. Stay tuned!