April 12, 2008, is a special date in our history. Moms on the Run was launched 10 years ago today! To celebrate, we've taken many of the photos you submitted for our #LoveMyTeam contest on our Facebook page — at least the ones we could fit — and have compiled them into a special video of your favorite memories. We love seeing your smiling faces, your teams, your dogs, your kids and your hard work — as well as the amazing stories that go with every moment! Thank you for being a special part of our family! Click here to view the video, and watch for a fun surprise at the end!
Tia Moats of Forest Lake Moms on the Run is not only our Most Inspiring Member for April, she also is a founding member of our first Moms on the Run group 10 years ago. In fact, Tia inspired the idea to train for a 5K, and has been a part of Moms on the Run ever since. To learn a little more about Tia's story, we wanted to share a fun Q&A with you.
When a group of moms meeting in a local park decided they wanted to spice up their post-baby fitness journey by training for a 5K race, Moms on the Run was born. The first class was held on April 12, 2008, in small town Forest Lake, Minn. Today, Moms on the Run is a nationally franchised running company with 46 locations in six states — and growing.
As a part of its ongoing Health & Fitness series, Twin Cities Moms Blog featured Moms on the Run and our own Carrie Tollefson in an article titled, "The Key to Effective Training: Find Your Accountability Factor."
Sun Thisweek, a weekly newspaper in the Apple Valley, Lakeville and Farmington area, featured an article about Farmington Moms on the Run on March 15, 2018 titled "So much more than a running club." Thank you to member Erin Edlund and owner Amanda Fernalius for sharing your story! Read more of the article here.