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Moms on the Run was once again named to Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's list of largest Twin Cities-based franchising companies, a designation we've received since 2019.
We asked Karissa Johnson, Founder and CEO of Moms on the Run, how Moms on the Run came to be a franchisor and what's ahead for the company.
Q: Moms on the Run has again been named to the Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal’s list of largest Twin Cities-based franchising companies. What was your reaction?
April 12, 2023 marks the 15-year anniversary of Moms on the Run. It's been an incredible run (literally) for our founder, Karissa Johnson, and the thousands of women who have intentionally given our "fitness, fun and friendship" a try.
Fifteen years ago, Karissa was simply a young, busy mom — with three kids under the age of 4 — trying to fit in her workouts. What started in a park in small town Forest Lake, Minnesota, has now grown to 48 locations in seven states. To celebrate, read on for more of our conversation with Karissa about Moms on the Run — past, present and future!
#10: I'm not a Mom.
You don't need to be a mom to join Moms on the Run! There are some activities throughout the season that include kids, and they are welcome at class (closely supervised by the parents). However, most locations have participants who are not moms. There are also kid-free Ladies Nights Out and running retreats. In addition, Moms on the Run is a wonderful support group for those going through difficulties conceiving children because some of our participants have also experienced infertility. We welcome all women: moms, non-moms, grandmas, anyone who wants to be active in the company of others!