When Moms on the Run hosted its first destination run in Clearwater, FL, this past January, Jacksonville Moms on the Run member Chan You not only crossed the finish line of her first marathon, but celebrated her 39th birthday.
It was literally an uphill battle — both physically and mentally, Chan recalls, including facing several bridges and getting lost in a neighborhood. She persisted, telling herself not to give up, knowing that her Jacksonville MOTR teammates were waiting for her at the finish line.
It is that accountability — and her teammates running with her the final three miles — that ultimately propelled her across the finish line. Read more of Chan's story and find out why we chose her as May's inspiring member.
You never know what you’re going to find when you’re plogging! If you haven’t heard of plogging, it is a combination of running, jogging and picking up garbage. In honor of Earth Day, Lakeville/Burnsville Moms on the Run chose to plog during their morning run — and they were literally rewarded with a surprise! Franchise Owner Kim Burggraaf found a $100 bill in the woods as her MOTR group was picking up garbage. They plan to donate to a local environmental group. What a fun full circle moment!
What features should you look for when choosing a jogging stroller? Jenna Allerson, franchise owner of Apple Valley and Farmington Moms on the Run and mom of three, was recently featured in Self Magazine in an article titled, "The 11 Best Jogging Strollers for a Smooth, Reliable Ride." Check it out!
When the pandemic started and the world shut down in March 2020, St. Paul Moms on the Run member Libby Starling decided to start running one mile every day. It got her out of the house and gave her something to do until life returned to normal. More than 600 days later, she's still running.
"Libby's motivation for this run streak is amazing," shares St. Paul Franchise Owner Alicia Waeffler. "Libby consistently shows up for our MOTR team and herself. She is an inspiration and we’re all so proud of her amazing accomplishment!"
Read more of Libby's story and learn why she is December's inspiring member.
Our annual free Healthy Holiday Challenge will run from Dec. 13-31 with a goal to create simple and sustainable healthy behaviors during the hectic holiday season. This year, we created a simple habit-forming game: Bingo-style! We'll have 19 activities that encourage healthy habits you can check off during 19 days. You can go in order or skip around — easy and fun! We'll have prize drawings every week on social media for those who are registered. Click the button below for more details.