As the official training partner for Twin Cities In Motion's Women Run the Cities, we want to share the announcement that all TCM races for the rest of 2020, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, are going virtual. Please visit TCM's website for more information on all virtual races in 2020. While it's not the news any of us wanted, as race organizers ourselves, we understand. The running community is known for its perseverance in adversity. We will continue to support our running partners and hope you will as well, so we can all overcome this difficult season. Read more of TCM's announcement and find out about race credits and other information here.
In addition, watch a KARE 11 story regarding the announcement, which featured Carrie representing Moms on the Run.
We want to thank all of you who participated in our "Your Place, Your Pace" Virtual Run 4/26-5/3. We are grateful for the support of 226 runners (and their families and furry friends) who donned race bibs in our honor. Our Moms on the Run community is full of creative, active, strong families!
Congratulations to Erin Kiok with Prior Lake Moms on the Run. She is our lucky winner, selected at random from all participants, who received a free pair of shoes from our friends at Run N Fun.
In conjunction with the virtual run, we also had fun awarding more than 20 other prizes on Facebook and Instagram. Prizes included gift cards to support local businesses, gift certificates to the MOTR store, our new MOTR teal tee and #MOTRstrong strength band sets.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding running, fitness and health. Today's training tip is let's support each other. In this era of virtual training and cancelled and postponed races, we wanted to provide something fun you can do solo or with your family and, at the same time, support our Moms on the Run family.
If you would have told us a couple months ago that all of our races would be cancelled or postponed, we would have thought you were crazy, right? One fun thing you can do right now is register for a virtual run, and we have a great one at Moms on the Run. We are calling it Your Place, Your Pace, and it starts this weekend.
Click here for more information or to register.
Goldy's Run, one of our partner races, has tentatively rescheduled their race from April 5 to Aug. 22 — the same weekend as our MOTR 5K/10K. To continue to support Moms on the Run, we of course would like our runners to attend our race. Therefore, MN Run Series has two options for the members of Moms on the Run who have already registered for Goldy's Run (and don't want to race two days in a row).
As shelter-at-home orders are in effect across the country and at all of our locations because of COVID-19, Moms on the Run is adapting its programming so our members can stay active and remain a part of our community. We aim to continue our mission, even virtually, of "Fitness, Fun and Friendship." Remember that Moms on the Run is a small business — actually 51 locations independently owned and operated by 31 different business owners. Please continue to support our owners and take a look at the resources we are offering.