Mudball Trail Run - April 23
Cost: Free for MDRA members
Gear and food: No gear for this one but there is post race food.
Weather: Usually decent--rain would definitely make this one interesting.
Course: The race is four miles long and loops through Wirth Park in Minneapolis. The course is hilly enough to be challenging, but there are no super long or steep climbs.
Crowd support: The trail is two loops, so you get a little crowd support at the end of each loop.
I haven't done a ton of trail races, but the MDRA Mudball Trail Run is one of my favorite races--trail race or otherwise. The field is small, so there's plenty of room to maneuver on the trails. If you've never done a trail race before, I'd recommend this one as a good first.