Ultrarunner, adventurer and author Mirna Valerio will be a special guest for our LIVE virtual post-race celebration event on Aug. 23.
What started as a blog — Fat Girl Running — has gained serious momentum as a movement inspiring people everywhere to be whoever they want and to do whatever makes them happy. A former teacher, Mirna is now the author of a best-selling book and a sought after speaker who has focused her life on spreading health awareness, promoting diversity and inspiring and uplifting others to LIVE LARGE and be in charge of their own happiness!
In light of all the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Moms on the Run want to share uplifting stories about what our members are doing to stay active, to continue to crush goals, and to remain in community as a team. If you or your team are doing something fun or unique or cool, please email us here. We'd love to share it with our members.
For most people, COVID-19 has meant cancelled events, groups and memberships. But for two former members, the pandemic has created an opportunity to join something they've been missing on their calendars: Moms on the Run.
The pivot to virtual training by Moms on the Run this spring gave both DeNae vanWestrienen of Evergreen, CO, and Lynnae Widen, of San Jose, CA, the opportunity to jump back in and re-join their former MOTR families, Blaine and Fridley. Read on to hear more of their stories.
Ready for an adventure? No planes, trains or automobiles allowed on this trip. We want to see how far you can go on foot! You'll be embarking on a 30-day journey, so grab your Garmin and log your miles for our Month of Miles challenge, which takes off June 1.
The goal of Month of Miles is twofold: to help you support your local Moms on the Run franchise plus encourage you to log distance every day. (If your local franchise is not participating, or you are not affiliated with a local franchise, please register with our national team.)
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us strengthen our running, fitness and health. This week’s training tip is about distance — and we have a great way to encourage more miles. We are launching a new challenge for the month of June called Month of Miles. The goal of this challenge is to help you increase your overall movement throughout the four weeks by logging some distance every single day, increasing your overall distance each week by 10 percent. Walking, jogging, intervals, running are all counted toward your goal. Remember, your only competition is YOU!
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: