Welcome to the Mississippi Valley Running Association

Our mission is to strengthen 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.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit running club in the tri-states area.

Our Races

Each year, we host two races – the 10K/5K trail race on Heritage Trail, and the Benefit Classic half marathon in downtown, Dubuque.

Registration for both races is now open – click below to get the details!

Looking for more races this year? Check out the 2023 Race Calendar.

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Our Board

Our instructors are all different, with diverse lives, styles and backgrounds but what is consistent is that all of them are kind, committed and inspirational.

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Races & Fun Runs

Trail Run & Benefit Classic


$15 Individual

$25 Family

per year

Giving Back

Charitable Donations & Scholarship

Our Sponsors


The Mississippi Valley Running Association was founded in 1977 and is located in Dubuque, Iowa.