Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares about two ideas to encourage us to get active. Join us for MOVE-ember, our new fun accountability challenge to get you moving at least 30 minutes for 30 days. Get out for a brisk walk or run, do yoga, clean your closet, run after your kids — but move your body! Check out more details here.
Also, we're excited to partner with our friends at UCAN to offer the virtual talk and Q & A: "Health and Performance for Active Women." Join Carrie on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET as she talks with Tina Muir, former elite runner and podcaster and Dina Griffin, registered dietician, endurance athlete as they address important topics for active women. They have some awesome stories you won't want to miss. Click here to register for the free webinar.
Pack your (virtual) bags and travel with us to Haiti to support our charitable partner, Feed My Starving Children. On Saturday, Oct. 17 from 7-8 p.m. CST, FMSC will present a virtual gala and mission trip to help feed hungry kids around the world. This event normally takes place in person and is an important fundraiser for the organization. Experience a full itinerary of tour stops with Mark Stockeland, CEO of food partner Haiti Bible Mission. Hear stories first hand, participate in the online auction and shop MarketPlace — all to feed kids. For more details and to register, click here.
Moms on the Run is a proud sponsor of Feed My Starving Children.
Imagine living in a community where people are already going without food. Enter in a global health pandemic — experts predict COVID-19's impact will leave 265 million on the brink of starvation this year — and you have an even bigger problem. Since our inception, Moms on the Run has chosen to donate 10% of our profits to our charity partner, Feed My Starving Children. This year, Moms on the Run is proud to sponsor the Race to Feed Kids, Sept. 21-26, encouraging families to outrun 2020 and step in the gap against global hunger.
You can be a part of the race by creating a fundraising page here, choosing your activity goal and recruiting family and friends to join you. Your "race" can be any activity you want: run, bike, do chores, rake leaves. This event takes the place of FMSC's annual in-person fundraising gala. Join us in the Race to Feed Kids. For more information, click here.
As the official training partner for Women Run the Cities, Moms on the Run is back with another training tip: Plan ahead! If you have run Women Run the Cities before, you have an idea of the general route. Perhaps you're running a new route this year. As is the case with any race, it’s important to map your route. In addition, think about things that make the run a bit easier: Have your own hydration stations, know where your bathroom or porta potty stops are along your route and get a few people to cheer you on throughout the course.
There's still time to take part in this year's Women Run the Cities virtual race. Run now anytime through Sept. 20. Click here for more details.
As the official training partner for Women Run the Cities, Moms on the Run has another training tip for our women who are running the virtual race. Long gone are the days when you run until exhaustion and then walk home. Include walk intervals in your training. This is an ideal way to build endurance and reduce your risk of injury. Be strategic about putting in 30-second, 1- or 2-minute walking breaks into your plan. You'll run more miles and feel less soreness, while also experiencing the metabolism-boosting benefits of interval training. Tie up those laces and follow the training plan Moms on the Run has put together for you!
The virtual Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Women Run the Cities, presented by PNC Bank, is available Thursday, September 10 - Sunday, September 20, 2020.