The 2018 Winter Olympics are over, culminating in incredible feats of athleticism and spirit, heartbreak and victory. At Moms on the Run, we’re continuing to celebrate the Olympic spirit — but for another reason. We’re excited to announce Carrie Tollefson, a 2004 Olympian and career runner, is joining our team as Fitness Director.
Jacksonville (FL) Moms on the Run owner and head coach Amy Magdalein has dreamed of running the New York City Marathon — the largest marathon in the world — for years. She was inspired by her mom, whose first marathon was in NYC exactly thirty years ago. On Nov. 5, Amy succeeded in running her bucket-list race by crossing the finish line at 4:05:22 — and crushing her former marathon PR by 30 minutes!
St. Paul-Highland Moms on the Run franchise owner Stephanie Veldhouse ran the Twin Cities Marathon last Sunday. Crossing the finish line, she is pictured both last year and this year in KARE 11's photo feature "100 Amazing Ways People Crossed the Finish Line at the Twin Cities Marathon." The top photo was from 2016; the bottom from 2017. Read her story in her own words:
Look up the word ‘perseverance’ in the dictionary and you may find Tammy Kuehne’s name in the definition. Tammy was selected at our August Celebration Dinner in Minneapolis as Moms on the Run's 2017 Most Inspirational Member.
Our 18-week peak running season came to an amazing close the last weekend of August, when we celebrated strong women and big accomplishments at our Celebration Banquet and Moms on the Run 5K/10K.
Here's your chance to take home the lifestyle performance tee and our medal! Sign up for our virtual 5k/10k and participate any time through December. Register today to reserve your spot!
Virtual Run Package ($25)
This months most inspiring mom is Cheri Ruliffson from West Fargo! She shared with us on our Facebook page an awesome story about her experience running with Moms on the Run and how it has impacted her family and we just couldn't resist sharing it with you.
I am one of those runners that will never "win" a race, I will never be the fastest, and I will never run the longest, but because of my Moms on the Run group I will continue to cross start and finish lines. My sons come and watch me once a year at our end of season race. They give me hugs and flowers but don't understand "why it takes mom so long", and why I'm happy since I didn't "win." My response has always been "everyone who crosses the finish line is a winner." I have been lucky enough to run with many of the same women since West Fargo Moms on the Run started four years ago. Last season I saw many of them push themselves to complete their first 1/2 and full marathons. I was in awe of the commitment and strength it took them and their families to accomplish these goals. So my favorite team moment was when my sons and I got to cheer them on at the finish line. I was so proud I cried as each of them crossed the finish line but most importantly I was grateful for the lesson in sportsmanship it gave my oldest son.
Cheri's story about how her participation in Moms on the Run and her support of her team, and the inspiration and influence that they have all been on her sons make her an amazing and inspiring mom! She began running in West Fargo four years ago after moving with her husband Brian and family to North Dakota from California. She wanted to up her fitness game to be able to keep up with her two boys Joseph (now 9) and Benjamin (now 6). Cheri had never ran before but had just taken a huge risk moving across the country, away from my family and friends, so she was already in risk mode and figured-"What have I got to lose?"
Moms on the Run is the thing that Cheri never knew she needed in her life... She now runs for her health, her family, and for her friends. She runs to be an example and an inspiration. Thank you Cheri! For showing us that taking that risk to join Moms on the Run was worth it!
Being part of Moms on the Run is so much more than belonging to a running group. Your MOTR teammates become your inner circle. Your confidantes. Women supporting other women through their fitness (and other challenging life) journeys.
We've brought back our #MOTRstrong contest once again to challenge you to share what makes you feel connected, confident and STRONG. We want to see your Instagram posts this season showcasing your most meaningful moments with Moms on the Run for a chance to win some great prizes from our partners!
We’ve got four great categories that are meaningful to our signature 18-week training experience. Take a photo of one or more of these categories and post them to Instagram with #MOTRstrong and #MomsOnTheRun and the category hashtag to enter the contest. One winner will be announced at the end of each month for May, June, July and August. We’ll also highlight winning entries on our Facebook page.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
We've got some awesome prizes from our sponsors!